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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 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

£21.00 – £31.00
Vas Blackwood

 

A walk 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 he 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 an optional lunch in a local pub on Shoreditch High Street.

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.

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.

Details

Date:
October 16
Time:
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost:
£21.00 – £31.00
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Organiser

The Kent Club for London Freemasons
Email:
contact@londonfreemasons.club

Venue

Blind Begger pub
337 Whitechapel Rd
London, London E1 1BU United Kingdom
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