Keep The Home Fires Burning
To coincide with the display ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’ (1 July 2014 - 1 Feb 2015), this slideshow presents portraits of popular performers who topped the music hall bills and starred in the revues and musical comedies that provided entertainment during the years 1914-1918.
The slideshow is accompanied by links to recordings of these entertainers performing popular songs of the day. The videos are content that is not monitored or produced by the Gallery. To listen to the recordings, simply press play on the videos located at the bottom.
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Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.
- Nora Bayes
- Gwendoline Brogden
- Florrie Forde (née Florence Flanagan)
- Elsie Janis
- Sir Harry Lauder
- Violet Loraine
- John Francis McCormack
- Gertie Millar (Gertrude Ward, (née Millar, later Monckton), Countess of Dudley)
- Sir George Robey (George Edward Wade)
- Ella Shields
- Vesta Tilley (Matilda Alice (née Powles), Lady de Frece)