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Music Hall Now Closing Party at Gordon House: Lunatraktors
11 December 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Cliftonville’s ‘broken folk’ duo Lunatraktors rework songs from Margate’s past, researching the contemporary relevance of Music Hall. Developed through performances for community groups including Darwin Court, Ageless Thanet and Your Time. Come for tea and biscuits (or something stronger) to chat about Music Hall in Margate and where the project might go next.
Dates and Venues:
6 September, 18:30 Marine Studios17 Albert Terrace, Margate CT9 1UJ
17 October 19:00 Tom Thumb Theatre 2 Eastern Esplanade, CT9 2LB
11 December 18:00 Gordon House Churchfield Place, CT9 1PJ
For the performance at the Theatre Royal Margate please see the Making Waves listing here
Combining folksong, comedy, and theatre, Music Hall was a feature of seaside towns from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Though light-hearted and irreverent, it addressed intense themes. Thanet’s oldest residents are among the last living witnesses. Alongside them, Lunatraktors will rediscover Margate’s Music Hall heritage and explore its contemporary potential.