Anarty outing 13.05.12

Two interesting exhibitions!


I have recently, within the last week, visited two new exhibitions that concerned history, documenting and archives. The first was at Calvert 22 ‘ is it towards the east?’ opening last Wednesday. This examined how Eastern European and Russian immigration to the East End in London during the 19th century was documented in primary sources such as maps, newspapers, film, music and photography. There were exerts from The Official Journal of the Socialist League, The Commonweal (British socialist newspaper commenced 1885 by the Socialist League), Arbeyter Fraynd/ Workers Friend (London-based weekly Yiddish radical paper also founded in 1885 by socialist Morris Winchevsky), the East End Underworld by Raphael Samual, a map of Jewish East London 1899, Descriptive Map of London Poverty 1889 and film stills Homes for the people 1945. All archives created a social/ political/ cultural impression of what peoples experience was of London and how they felt…

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