Community-based arts projects burgeoned in the 1970s. This film follows four projects in Hackney, at that time a predominantly working class area in London.O...
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- Hue and Cry (1947) Director Charles Crichton. Charles Crichton’s exuberant, Boy’s Own-style adventure is generally regarded as the first of the great Ealing comedies.
- It Always Rains on Sunday (1947) Director Robert Hamer. This noir-tinged, rain-soaked portrait of post-WWII Bethnal Green sees Ealing Studios director Robert Hamer at the top of his game, positively revelling in the seamier side of East End life.
- The Bespoke Overcoat (1956) Director Jack Clayton. This warm, witty, Oscar-winning short launched the troubled but frequently dazzling directorial career of Jack Clayton (Room at the Top, 1958; The Innocents, 1961).
- Bronco Bullfrog (1969) Director Barney Platts-Mills. Barney Platts-Mills’ precocious debut feature offers a fascinating snapshot of late-60s disaffected East End youth.
A lecturer at Oxford University remembers her teenagehood as a native Jamaican in Hackney, one of London's poorest boroughs and one of the worst-hit by last week's riots. The reflection ...
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Aug 17, 2020 · “I took some pictures in my old area of South Hackney, especially Kingshold Estate, as part of my research into Hackney post-war estates,” writes Richard Yeboah. Before the money moved in, Hackney in the east of London was a very different place. So much in life is about property. So get this: when … Continue reading "Hackney Then And Now: London Historian Records 30 Years of Change In ...
May 21, 2019 · Despite this rapid evolution, there are few areas in London with such a sense of community as Hackney. On hot summer days, locals congregate at outdoor public spaces such as London Fields and its namesake lido, while Hackney’s many markets and local festivals are packed year-round.
A Cockney is a certain type of Londoner: particularly, from the East End of London or, traditionally, born within the sound of Bow Bells. Cockney also commonly refers to the distinctive dialect of English used in those areas of London, and now elsewhere among the working class of the home counties.
An Actual Survey of the Parish of St. Leonard in Shoreditch, Middlesex, taken in the Year 1745 by Peter Chassereau. 4 1 : 3000 Plan of the parish of St. Leonard in Shoreditch with title in cartouche at top left, compass at top right, scale bar at bottom centre and key to streets, courts, alleys, squares etc. in table at lower right.