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Whitechapel History Fest - photographs by Ron McCormick

Posted by Survey of London on Nov. 4, 2018

Date and Time: Thursday 25th October, 2018 - Saturday 27th October, 2018

In late October 2018 the Survey of London hosted the Whitechapel History Fest at the Idea Store Whitechapel. The event drew more than 200 people to attend a range of talks and discussions, as well as poetry readings and the premiere of a film. The photographer Ron McCormick was among the numerous contributors. We were fortunate that Ron took time to record aspects of the occasion. He has kindly shared his images with us, and we are posting them here. All images are copyright Ron McCormick.

Bernard Kops reading his poem 'Whitechapel Library, Aldgate East', with Rachel Lichtenstein

Sarah Milne speaking about Whitechapel's Deutsche Kolonie

Mapping and Place discussion (Duncan Smith, Seif El Rashidi, Shlomit Flint, Laura Vaughan and Duncan Hay)

Shahed Saleem at the Mapping and Place discussion

Alan Dein speaking about Cockney-Jewish jazz

Kinsi Abdulleh speaking on the themes of sailors and settlement

Derek Morris, Tamsin Bookey and Kinsi Abdulleh discussing sailors and settlement

Malcolm Barr-Hamilton speaking about histories from the archives

Dor Duncan on histories from the archives

Aileen Reid, Celeste, Danny McLaughlin and Gary Hutton discussing the sharing of local history through social media

Dan Cruickshank taking questions after his concluding overview of Whitechapel's history across the last fifty years, with Peter Guillery