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Actor, W Bro Vas Blackwood, from Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, takes us on a tour of East London’s Gangster History
October 16, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm£41.00
A walk and roast with Actor W. Bro Vas Blackwood (“Rory Breaker” from Lockstock and Two Smoking Barrels)……………
Let’s face it, nobody makes a gangster film like the Brits! And it’s not every day we get the opportunity to be guided by a true legend of the genre with truly unique insights. Through his experience with such directors as Guy Ritchie who famously researched and rubbed shoulders with London’s underworld in order to add a genuine feel to his films, Actor and Freemason and real life all around good guy, W. Bro.Vas Blackwood takes us on a tour of the underbelly of the East End, sharing stories and insights into the most shady ne’er-do-wells, who inhabited this part of London. Some of these include Freddie Foreman, Dave Courtney, Barbara Windsor and gangster-turned-actor, Lenny McLean. This is a totally unique opportunity to gain an insight into the past life of the East End in the company of a much loved actor and brother who will shed light upon some of those characters whose stories have, rightly or wrongly, passed into the folklore of our city. The tour starts at the Blind Beggar pub. It takes in The Repton Boys Club, the church where the twins had their funerals, and other locations which played a pivotal role in the lives of the Krays and other gangsters and which turned them from mere gangsters into celebrity icons.
We end with roast with Vas in very relevant pub…. Your booking will cover the cost of the walk and one selection from the Roast Menu.. Drinks will be bought separately according to your preference.
All served with roast potatoes, hispi cabbage, butternut squash puree, buttered crushed root veg, Yorkshire pudding & gravy
- 21 Day aged Angus Rump, featherblade croquettes, horseradish
- Slow cooked pork belly, pigs in blanket, apple sauce
- Lemon, thyme, half roast chicken, pork and apricot stuffing ball, bread sauce
- Butternut squash, spinach & vegan feta wellington, veggie gravy (vg)
10:30am to 12:30pm: Walking Tour
1:00pm to 3:00pm: Roast at Secret Venue
This event is strictly for Kent Club subscribing members only and not partners. So book now to avoid disappointment on the link below to meet Vas and to get his personal perspective on an iconic movement in British Cinema and the real life characters who inspired the tales told within.
Select the number of tickets you would like (remember, only Kent Club members can attend, and then click buy.). If it is sold out and you wish to join, please use the RSVP and we can look at expanding the capacity of the Roast after.. (Will appear after sold out).
Please also note:
Owing to the nature of the locations visited, this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or for parents with prams or buggies. Also the content of the tour is of an adult nature and there are occasions when language not suitable for children or those easily offended is used.
SOLD OUT – Email Daoud on firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a waiting list. We may be able to expand capacity and find a new restaurant.
- The Kent Club for London Freemasons
- Blind Begger pub
337 Whitechapel Rd
London, London E1 1BU United Kingdom + Google Map