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Carlisle Historical Pageant
The Festival of Britain was the occasion for the restaging of the Carlisle pageant. For the most part, this post war performance was identical to that held in 1928. The composer of the pageant musi...
The Army Pageant, London, was a major and ambitious spectacle, performed 21 times in the summer of 1910. It was a leviathan effort in all respects, but did not seem to make a profit—and was, as suc...
National Pageant of Wales
The National Pageant of Wales, which took place in Cardiff in 1909, was almost certainly the first major pageant to be staged in the principality, and remains to this day undoubtedly the largest. W...
Pageant of Gwent
The Pageant of Gwent took place in 1913 at Abergavenny as part of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales—the second time the arts festival had been held in the county following Newport in 1897. It ...
As Ernest Helme wrote in the foreword in the souvenir booklet, the form the pageant took originated in a financial shortfall at the West Gower Nursing Association at the beginning of 1923:Owing to ...
A Pageant for Coronation Year 1953
A previous pageant on the History of British Music from 1200 to 1682 had been held in St John’s College in 1951 as a part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Two years later, the Coronation of...