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Bygone concert venues 7: St. James’s Hall

This is the post that should have come along before Treasure Grove and Wot no ice cream?. Why? Because St. James’s Hall is the venue where these concerts all took place. We have a small, but fascinating collection of about … Continue reading

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Fifty gradations of tone: concert life at St. James’s Hall

In amongst the runs of programmes for Monday and Saturday Popular concerts and the Richter concerts at St. James’s Hall, the University Library also has a box of some fifty miscellaneous programmes for concerts between 1876 and 1901. They are … Continue reading

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Wot, no ice cream? Entr’Actes in the St. James’s Hall Monday Popular Concert programmes

To give audiences an alternative to the Victorian equivalent of a choc-ice-on-a-stick in the concert interval, and something improving to read during the concert interval other than the extensive programme notes, the organisers of the St. James’s Hall Monday popular … Continue reading

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Treasure Grove?

Unaccountably the network was down in our end of the building one day last month, so with no access to a PC, it was back to real materials and I decided to sort through the box of programmes we have for … Continue reading

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