Event: A Musical Evening Remembering Brian Smith – Friday 13th November, 7pm, Moseley All Services Club

by Claire Spencer

Brian Smith was a dedicated member and tireless fundraiser for Moseley & Kings Heath Branch Labour Party. He introduced me and many other members to the baffling, frenetic fun of a Race Night (basically, you pay money out of confusion), was a permanent fixture on our Kings Heath street stalls, and was generally a kind, charming and thoughtful man. We were devastated when he passed away this year.

Nick Drew and Yvette Browne

Nick Drew and Yvette Browne

However, Peter and Pat Bailey have come up with the perfect way to commemorate him. Brian often spoke of his neighbour Yvette Brown, whose voice, he said, was one of the most beautiful he’d ever heard. He really wanted us to do a musical night fundraiser where she would perform. So that is what we are doing – a musical night with Yvette Brown and our own Chair, Nick Drew – a choral singer and soloist with Ex Cathedra. They will be accompanied by Andrew Henderson, a member of Stratford CLP.

We would love people to come and enjoy the music that Brian loved so dearly, and I think he’d be really chuffed that we were acting on it, finally. Everyone is welcome, but places are limited, so do book now by emailing Pat Bailey on pandpbailey@talktalk.net or calling 0121 443 5633. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and include a hot meal.

So remember – Friday 13th November, 7pm, Moseley All Services Club. Let’s spend some time together, enjoying music and remembering a really decent man.

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