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1960-68 Entered licensed trade "The Pegasus" Stoke Newington. London N16


Compere Charlie Smithers


RD Lennie Peters & Charlie Smithers


Terry Day & Tommy Harris Trio

 


The Pegasus - Excerpt from "A Little of What You Fancy"

     


Christmas Show 1968


Publand Show Photocall 1966


Spurs Pat Jennings & Alan Gilzean 1964

1968-70 "The Goat" Shirley Croydon  Surrey


The Goat


The Staff

1970-82 "Valley Club"  Charlton Athletic FC. London SE7


Valley Clubs resident  Bryan Williamson Band
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Small Medium & Large
Kenny Baker 3'8" - RD 5'10" - Chris Greener 7'6¼"


Ed Stewart, RD, Maurice Wolfe,  & Theo Foley 1974

 

1982-97 "Syndale Park Motel" Faversham Kent. 


Syndale Park Motel & Bar


Syndale Longest bar in Kent 55'

1997 To continue full time as TV & Film Supporting Artiste


Holby City


The Deputy


1966-80 Produced & Directed an annual show for charity "The Publand Variety Show"
featuring the top performers from pub & club entertainment presented at major
London Theatres concluding at The London Palladium.

NEW WEBSITE HERE: "THE PUBLAND SHOW STORY"


The Pegasus


The London Palladium

 THE LONDON CLUB ACTS AWARDS
Fairfield Halls Croydon
12th May 1982

THE ARTISTS have now been selected for the London Club Acts Awards show, which will be presented at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon on May 12. Organised by the Rotary Club of Coulsdon and the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund, who have collaborated on several shows at Fairfield in the past, it will be in aid of the Surrey Beagles Athletic Club and the EABF.
The award-winning acts are: Male Vocalist - Danny Owen, Female Vocalist - Elly Rome, Comedian - Lew Lewis,
Cabaret Show Group - Barley, Comedy Speciality - Gary Wilmot, and Music Speciality - Stutz Bear Cats.
The selection committee comprised Reg Swinson MBE general secretary of the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund
Ray Donn, who will be producing and directing the show, Bernard Williams editor of Cabaret and Variety Revue, and Peter Hepple, editor of THE STAGE. Louis Benjamin, President of the EABF, will be attending the show and will present a personal award to the artist whom he considers shows the most potential for stardom. Star guest Larry Grayson, will also be appearing and the Bryan Williamson Band is accompanying the show. David Hamilton is the compere.

 Ray Donn - Billy Marsh - Larry Grayson - Louis Benjamin

 1970-84 In addition to and combined with my work directed "Ray Donn (Leisure) Ltd"
     a licensed entertainment & management agency booking artistes for club, theatre & TV.
Clients under management included Jim Bowen, Bobby Davro.

 
1974 Executive Committee member "Entertainment Artiste Benevolent Fund"
  Hon.Treasurer 1995 - 2008
February 2009 dumped by the committee unceremoniously! .... after 35 years of loyal service.

1978-84 Founder Member & Secretary Comedians Golfing  Society
www.comediansgolfsociety.co.uk

Chucklebus 5

Founders: Ray Donn-Peter Trayling-Wally Mardell

Winter Gardens Margate

Story of The Comedians Golfing Society Here

1997 Hon Treasurer Vaudeville Golfing Society a fraternity of professional entertainers.
www.vaudeville-golfing-society.com


 2004 Installed 100th WM Chelsea Lodge 3098
Currently Web Master
www.chelsea-lodge.org.uk

2006 Co-Producer "Royal Masonic Variety Show"
www.royalmasonicvarietyshow.org.uk

View MQ Magazine "That's Entertainment"

2011 Hon.Member Concert Artistes Association
www.thecaa.org


2011 - Director "An Evening of Clairvoyance"
The Bloomsbury Theatre
Wednesday 28th September 2011

 


Web Design & Maintenance of many Websites:
 Including  professional artistes, individuals and Charities
    View Current Portfolio Here.

Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund
Patron HM The Queen
The Fund provides and maintains Brinsworth House a residential & nursing home
providing care for the sole benefit of retired professional entertainers and their dependants.
The Royal Variety Performance provides the main source of the funding.

TO PLAY ON MOBILE DEVICE - CLICK HERE

Mia Donn presents flowers to Her Majesty the Queen
 Mia Donn presents flowers to Her Majesty the Queen with Mum Rachel.
Royal Variety Performance  November 2001

Visit to Highgrove

Royal Variety Performance 2003
Royal Variety Performance
 London Palladium November 1976
Highgrove House
3rd June 2003
Royal Variety Performance
24th November 2003
Royal Variety Performance 2004
RVP-2005

Royal Variety Performance
14th December 2004

Royal Variety Performance
21st November 2005
Royal Masonic Variety Show
12th November 2006


Special Guest Robin Gibb Brinsworth 2007


Robert & Babs Powell Brinsworth 2006


Chris Tarrant & Our Reg Brinsworth 2007


Rick Wakeman & Ian Freeman Brinsworth 2007


Peter Elliott, Jack Seaton & Sir Norman Wisdom
Brinsworth House Garden Fete

Joe Pasquale & David Neale Freemasons Hall 2006


 Stella Vaughan -Joan Morecambe - Doreen Wise 


The Rt Hon Sir John Major


Ronnie Corbett

     


Julie Rogers CGS Ball 2007


Bobby Davro CGS Ball 2007


The late Frank Carson RVP 2006


Sir Michael Parkinson CBE
Brinsworth House July 31st 2008


Royal Variety Performance 3rd December 2007
Empire Theatre Liverpool


Vince Cable MP 2008

 

ray@donn.co.uk

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