Walking Tour: Creative Connections: The Radical Jewish East End
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20 July 2013, 14:00-16:00
Meet at Aldgate East station
Tickets for this tour have now sold out
Advance tickets still availiable for
Walking Tour on 17 August
- Gallery Walk
Explore the Jewish heritage of Tower Hamlets with tour guide David Rosenberg. Meet at Aldgate East station.
London’s East End was transformed by the arrival of some 150,000 Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe around the turn of the 20th century. In sweatshops, crowded tenements, meeting halls and on the streets, tailors and shoemakers, poets and painters struggled to change their own lives and began to dream of changing the world.
This walk, which begins at Aldgate, winds its way through Spitalfields to Brick Lane, and visits the streets and the places where the Jewish immigrants educated themselves, created their own newspapers, fed the hungry, organised strikes and union rallies, established cooperatives, and united with other East Enders to fight back against fascists.
David Rosenberg is a teacher, writer and tour guide. He is the author of Battle for the East End: Jewish Responses to Fascism in the 1930s and is currently writing a book on the rise of protest and campaigning movements in London from the 1830s to the 1930s. He has been leading guided walks of London's social and political history since 2007.