Alan Gilbey is is a Bafta-winning screen writer and Spitalfields resident. For a decade he ran cult comedy history walks around his area and these form the basis of Quartet book East End Backpassages: An Explorer’s Guide.
Alan Gilbey’s Spitalfields Winter Festival run of shows begin next week….
Join him on a guided stroll through the side streets of social history to a very special place full of secret stories where many East End writers, historians and performers wait to tell you tales less told. Myths will be busted, A Child Of The Jago stalked, The Blackest Streets traversed and the true identity of Jack The Ripper not even considered in this magical mix of mystery tour and miniature lectures.
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Hey babe, take a walk on the East Side with Bafta winning writer Alan Gilbey at an event to launch his new book of history walks for people who wouldn’t normally be seen dead books like this.
“A tour de farce.. the cool alternative option” - The Independent on Alan’s cult theatrical tours.
Packed with facts, lies, sights, insights, bad jokes and more than a few strong opinions, this is an insider’s guide to London’s most exciting cultural quarter. it’s irreverent, pertinent, passionate and very funny: the antidote to Albert Square and all those bloody Jack The Ripper tours. From Gilbert and George to the Kray Twins, from Cockney costermongers to cocky young bands posing in front of Banksy grafitti, let Alan lead you through the streets of another kind of London.
We’ll kick off at the shop at seven where Alan will be signing (and drawing) in copies of his book, along with ‘Speed history’, chance encounters around the store with other storytellers who will tell you East End tales.
Then we’ll hit the streets for a free tour through Spitalfields with surprises en route (and one really good firework) ending at a mystery venue for some music and a drink.
It’s free, and no booking is required, although Ronnie and Reggie might get nasty if you don’t buy a book (which we’ll make a little easier by offering a discount on the night.