Britannia Music Hall

Moderators: John, Sharon, Fossil, Lucky Poet, crusty_bint, Jazza, dazza

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:50 pm

And a jolly good night it was too, in attendance:
JR
Fos
Nannaman
Josef
Josef's daughter.
Shame on the rest of yoose.

Here is a phoaty of JR from earlier this evening:

Image
User avatar
HollowHorn
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 8922
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Location: Paisley

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:52 pm

More on the animal question:
Image
User avatar
HollowHorn
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 8922
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Location: Paisley

Postby John » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:22 pm

It was a good night. Pity I accidentally drank the neat gin though. 8O I could do with another one at the moment.

The L&H night is becoming the highlight of my month.
'It's a sad day for capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park'
John
-
-
 
Posts: 5165
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:15 pm

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:44 pm

My Lords, Ladies & Gentlemen, A new book is winging its way from the fair hand of the ever enchanting, delightfully delectable, Mrs. Panopticon herself, the shimmeringly seductive, Miss Judith Bowers! A must have tome for all you harkers back to the good old days of Glasgow's fabulous music halls.

Please see below for details:

Image

Image

And for your assured approbation, your acclamation of assent, I give you, dear readers, the mercurially marvellous, perfectly proportioned, palace of pleasure, the Britannia Panopticon, in all her sepic splendour.

Image
User avatar
HollowHorn
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 8922
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Location: Paisley

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby HollowHorn » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:49 pm

The book is now available, looks like a cracker, £9.99 I think.
User avatar
HollowHorn
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 8922
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Location: Paisley

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby potatojunkie » Sat May 24, 2008 11:41 am

Got in for a wander with the Glasgow Flickr meetup group on Thursday, there. It's some place, so it is.

Image
Image
Image
Image

This is the staircase leading up to the balcony, and from there up to the rafters and the old cloakroom. Lovely and filthy and, to hear Judith tell it, very haunted.

Image

A few more of mine here.

More from Flickr here.
I will shoot you: http://www.stuartcrawfordphoto.com/
User avatar
potatojunkie
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 746
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:49 am
Location: St. George's Cross

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby gap74 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:52 pm

Scaffolding off, putti replaced!

Image

Image

Image
User avatar
gap74
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1532
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:33 am

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby John » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:34 pm

I miss the blue.
'It's a sad day for capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park'
John
-
-
 
Posts: 5165
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:15 pm

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby BrianCharlton » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:20 pm

It is looking good, have they done anything inside ?
What is the next stage ?

Brian.
I like to keep in shape - - - - - - Round IS a shape !
User avatar
BrianCharlton
First Stripe
First Stripe
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:46 am
Location: Blantyre, Scotland

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby br-cmr » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:48 pm

I received the following press release today. There are also some photos - if I get a chance I'll post them

Press release

Britannia’s had a facelift!

152 years after being completed the Britannia Music Hall on Glasgow’s historic Trongate has had a facelift. For nearly a year the four storey edifice has been hidden behind scaffolding whilst the stone masons of CBC Stone have worked their magic on the crumbling facade.

The historic clean up was completed under the direction of conservation architect Keith Hamilton of B3 Architects. B3 specialises in museums and listed buildings and includes the restoration of Nottingham Castle in their prestigious list of credits.

Now the peeling blue paint which had been a familiar sight since the 1930’s, has gone to reveal a magnificent façade which was the original vision of Glasgow Architects Thomas Gildard and Robert H. M. MacFarlane in 1857.

In addition to peeling off the blue and repairing the stone some of the original historic features have also been restored and recreated, including the missing Putti (small children – usually boys - which are traditionally depicted naked). The Putti were recreated by sculptor, Jez Ainsworth, who in recent years worked with Hathernware on the restoration of the magnificent Doulton Fountain which has been relocated to the front of the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green.

This work was funded by Historic Scotland, Merchant City Townscape Heritage Initiative and the Mitchell Family (the erstwhile owners of the building) and cost in the region of £900,000.00, but the work hasn’t finished yet - watch this space as the plate glass shop front is removed in favour of...? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see.

B3ARCHITECTS_LARGE.jpg rnd_col2.jpg THI LOGO BIG MAC.gif

The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall will be open to the public for music hall shows at 1pm & 3pm on the 29th & 30th August and 26th & 27th September, Laurel and Hardy films at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd September and for an exhibition of film of Glasgow 1914-1920 (in association with Scottish Screen) and costume for Built Heritage Week and Doors Open Day 15th – 20th September 11am -5pm. Entrance is located at 9 New Wynd. For more information about the project and coming events please visit the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust website at www.britanniapanopticon.org . To find out more about the history of this atmospheric auditorium please see the book “Stan Laurel and Other Stars of the Panopticon –the Story of the Britannia Music Hall” by Judith Bowers
br-cmr
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 162
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Glasgow, sometimes darkest Ayrshire

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby Mark N » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:02 pm

Today, at Doors Open Day:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Flickr-ing me: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogdriller/
User avatar
Mark N
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:57 pm
Location: Mount Florida

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby DickyHart » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:31 am

potatojunkie said.."This is the staircase leading up to the balcony, and from there up to the rafters and the old cloakroom. Lovely and filthy and, to hear Judith tell it, very haunted."

a figure is seen dressed as a soldier, buttons where from a tunic where found there.

dicky (spookologist)
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
User avatar
DickyHart
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1505
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: Carstairs

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby scotthiggy » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:29 am

I noticed a while back, an old photo in the window of the amusements below the panoptican, of the Great old Heavyweight Boxing Champ Jack Johnson. Was wondering if the great man ever visited the place?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32935908@N07
scotthiggy
Busy bunny
Busy bunny
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:17 pm
Location: Collegelands, Glasgow.

Re: Britannia Music Hall

Postby BrigitDoon » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:02 pm

There was mention of the Britannia Music Hall in last night's The Story of Music Hall with Michael Grade (BBC iPlayer)
UXB
BrigitDoon
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 4232
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:03 pm

Previous

Return to Hidden Glasgow Projects

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests

cron