We’ve a terrific evening coming up, with an all-star cast of actors, musicians and poets, devoted to the life of the East End poet/artist Isaac Rosenberg. There is also a guided walk of Rosenberg’s Whitechapel. Full details are below. Do come to one or both, and tell your friends and family.
Isaac Rosenberg evening.
Sunday November 27. 6.00 till 8.00pm.
Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Isaac Rosenberg was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of the poets of the First World War, and the only one to write from the viewpoint of the ordinary soldier. He was also a very fine artist and one of that loose grouping of writers and artists who became known as the Whitechapel Boys. JEECS is working to erect a statue to commemorate this remarkable figure and to mark the centenary of his death on the Somme on April 1 1918.
This event is a celebration of his life in images, words and music, devised by his biographer Jean Moorcroft Wilson and featuring Miriam Margolyes, the poet Elaine Feinstein, Alexander Knox, Simon Haynes, Philip Bells, and Vivi Lachs and her band.
It promises to be a wonderfully entertaining evening. We hope to see lots of you there. Proceeds will go to the Rosenberg statue appeal.
Malet Street is close to close to Goodge Street, Russel Square and Euston Square tube stations.
See the poster for more details of the evening.
Walk: Isaac Rosenberg's Whitechapel
Friday November 25