Novels have a particular power to conjure the past life of a place and to make us alert to the traces of the past that are still visible all around us. See Spitalfields in a new light through the eyes of bestselling Victorian writer Israel Zangwill and his closely observed novel ‘Children of the Ghetto’. Explore the neighbourhood with Dr Nadia Valman, creator with the Jewish Museum, London and Soda Ltd of the Zangwill’s Spitalfields walking tour app. The app brings together archive sources including photographs, documents and digitised objects from the Museum to create an immersive experience of the lively and fraught milieu of Jewish immigrant life in Victorian Spitalfields. Hear about the making of the app and sample its content on the streets of east London in this guided walk.
Please note: the walk will begin with a short introduction at a local venue that is not wheelchair accessible. If you wish to attend the walk in a wheelchair please contact me to arrange alternative provision of the introduction.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first- served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.