Rachel Kolsky - Jewish London + The Small World of Sammy Lee

Rachel Kolsky - Jewish London + The Small World of Sammy Lee

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  • Sun 24 Mar
  • 150 minutes
  • Director: Ken Hughes
  • Cast: Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens
  • UK (1963)


A special event organised in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of England for Jewish History Month, the theme of which for this year is Big Screen Little Screen, Jews in British Cinema and Television.

Talk and Film

Join Rachel Kolsky for a trip from the East End and Stamford Hill, through Soho, the ‘Mittel Europe’ of NW2 and NW6 and suburban Edgware to celebrate how the journey of London Jews has been portrayed on the big screen. Some of the films that Rachel will discuss are original celluloid treats, while others are films that are based on books and plays. Sit back and discover the Jewish side of A Kid for Two Farthings, A Barber in Stamford Hill, Sixty Six, A Rainy Sunday, The Tenth Man and many more. After Rachel’s talk, there will be a screening of the classic film, The Small World of Sammy Lee.

Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Focussing on the human stories behind the buildings', Rachel's walks and talks are informative, entertaining and filled with anecdotes. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of London's rich and varied social history come flooding back. Rachel was a trustee of the Phoenix for over 20 years and has published four books: Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017) and Women’s London (2018).