So what is a Beggars Banquet.......... well in Victorian England people flooded into towns across England looking for work, only to find there was none or what there was was so poorly paid that you watched your family starve. The housing situation was no better and many were homeless and destitute or just plain bewildered.
To ease the suffering the town corporations put up soup kitchens and fed the poor and gave them a glass of beer.
When fed and cheered the poor, destitute and bewildered enjoyed entertainment from street entertainers and enjoyed a right good sing a long with songs popular at the time.
So we invite you to Join us in the spirit of the Beggars Banquets with songs from musicals, comical sketches, monologues and a good old sing song with some of your old favorites and some a bit more recent
Nothing to wear... get inventive for the ladies big hats, long skirts, shawls and blouses,
for the gents Trousers, shirts rolled up to the elbow, braces or belts all make an excellent basis for your outfit
Next Banquet: Salutation Inn Nottingham