There’s a three-day festival of history taking place in Whitechapel in October, and tickets are very cheap for the event.

Starting on Thursday evening, and running all day on Friday and Saturday, you can pay £5 per day, or just £12.50 for all three days.

Held at the Idea Store in Whitechapel — or “library” to most of us, the festival is all about the East End and that particular part of London.

Expect talks and presentations about topics as diverse as the Petticoat Lane foxtrot, Yiddish poetry, East End artists, Whitechapels’ pre-Victorian buildings, the East End Mosque or German sugar refiners.

For some baffling reason, they’ve uploaded the text based agenda as static images, so if you want to read the details, you’ll have to do it on a computer, not a smartphone, and certainly don’t try to use any visual impairment tools to read the page.

That niggle aside, it looks like the Whitechapel History Fest could well be one of the highlights of London’s history scene this autumn.

Tickets for each day or the whole three days can be booked here.


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One comment
  1. harry says:

    For “some baffling reason” substitute “because of an incompetent web designer”. No intelligent web designer does that, because it means the site will not be included in the majority of search results.

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