Ice Cream Sellers and Organ Grinders

Italian immigration

 

DATE:
FRIDAY 9TH MAY 2014

TIME:
Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm

VENUE:
ESTORICK COLLECTION OF MODERN ITALIAN ART
39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN
www.estorickcollection.com
www.facebook.com/estorickcollection

** The building is a beautiful Georgian Grade II Listed Building and well worth a visit! **

TICKETS:
To book tickets email curator@estorickcollection.com or call 020 7704 9522.

TICKET PRICES:
Tickets £10, £8 Estorick + Actors & Writers London members

DURATION:
6.30-9.15pm

LOCATION:
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington (4 minute walk)
For Rail/Underground, Bus & Car Parking Information as well as a map, please see: www.estorickcollection.com/visitor_info.php

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
A Performance reading of an EXTRACT of our new play “Saffron Hill” by Penny Culliford with Tricolore Theatre company and a talk by Tudor Allen (Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre) on Little Italy: The Story of London’s Italian Quarter:

Following the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, the British Government became increasingly aware that there were thousands of “enemy aliens” living in the country. Some were refugees fleeing the Nazi onslaught, but some had lived in Britain for many years and were part of the community. Following the fall of France, and when Italy joined the war in June 1940, with fear of imminent invasion foremost in his mind, Winston Churchill implemented a policy of “collar the lot”. Regardless of length of residency, or political sympathies, the police were ordered to round up thousands of Germans and Italians and detain or deport them. This is the story of one fictitious Italian family, living in Saffron Hill and running a gelateria and cafe.

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