The Vanishing Street
a sense of belonging, stories in film from the old Jewish East End of London
This illustrated talk will explore the work of experimental filmmaker Robert Vas, who was bought up in a Nazi occupied ghetto in Hungary and made two documentaries in the 1960s that explored the disappearing world of London’s Jewish East End. His short film The Vanishing Street (1962) captures the particular Yiddisha atmosphere of Hessle Street market in Whitechapel just before developers pulled the place down. His documentary Belonging (1967) followed the lives of three artists in East London, one of whom was the legendary Yiddish poet Avram Stencl, the subject of Lichtenstein’s next book.
Granada Television’s Jewish Identity
Granada Television occupies a unique place in British cultural history. Created in 1956, it is best known for series such as Coronation Street and World in Action and for carving out a distinctive political and cultural identity reflective of the company’s founders, Sidney and Cecil Bernstein. In this illustrated talk, researcher Isabel Taube will provide an insight into the Jewish background of the Bernsteins and how this shaped the ethos of Granada television.
Booking arrangements via: www.jewishhistories.com
Ticket information: £10 full price, £8 concessions. (JHSE members are at concession rate).
The event is taking place in Lecture Theatre 7
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