A year of music, film and dance…
Now in its 11th year at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, our Wurlitzer Theatre Organ is set to entertain once again with an exciting programme of events to carry us through the first year of an exciting new decade.
A sterling lineup of world-class artists…
Throughout the year, ten highly acclaimed organists will take to the bench to entertain us in their own inimitable styles. By presenting the Wurlitzer in ‘concert mode’ we get to show off this unique instrument in all its glory; all the sounds of a symphony orchestra, big band and church organ from one instrument!
We are particularly excited that Phil Kelsall, organist of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, will not only be making his annual trip to Pollokshaws to play in concert but to also play for ballroom dancing, bringing a slice of Blackpool to the Southside for an entire weekend. In June, we get a slice of America too as talented organist, Melissa Ambrose-Eidson pays us a visit as part of her UK tour. We look forward to welcoming one of the world’s finest organists, Richard Hills in September followed by star of the Norfolk’s famous Thursford Collection, Robert Wolfe, in October. We end the year with a bang as our own multi-award-winning organist Aaron Hawthorne entertains with a grand Christmas show alongside his most talented friends from the Glasgow music scene.
It’s the ’20s – let’s go to the movies!
100 years after the beginning of the “roaring 20s” we’re so excited to have a lineup of silent film events which allow you to travel back in time and experience what the first cinemas were like. Theatre organs were built with the intention of entertaining the masses in grand picture palaces primarily for the accompaniment of silent films.
Across five different film events – including Valentine’s and Halloween specials – we look forward to presenting a programme of what we think is an essential snapshot of 1920s cinema. Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton will be sure to tear the house down with laughter, not forgetting our annual Doors Open Days Laurel & Hardy screenings. After 2019’s hugely popular and terrifying Halloween screening of The Phantom of the Opera, we look forward to presenting another of Lon Chaney’s famous classics: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), an absolute thriller. We end the year’s screenings with the 1924 adaptation of Peter Pan which we showed two years ago and will happily show again and again: the film has enough magic and adventure to excite kids and adults alike and takes on the format of a pantomime with many opportunities for audience interaction, a perfect festive treat for all the family!