Whitechapel Noise – talk and song with Vivi Lachs



Time: 7:30 pm start
Location: Hashomer House, 37a Broadhurst Gdns, NW6 3QT

Meretz UK invites you to hear Vivi Lachs speak on Sunday 22 July about

Sex, politics and religion on the streets of London’s East End 1884-1914

Based on her much praised and highly original book, Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914, this will be an illustrated talk, both visually and musically!

Vivi Lachs is a Yiddishist, historian and performer, and her talk explores the abundance of Yiddish kupletn (couplets) written by songwriters and poets in pre-First World War London. Penned by the famous and the unknown, they tell tales of an immigrant culture in flux.

Find out more here


Contributions of £5 and signed copies of Vivi’s book on sale at 20% discount

For more details, please feel free to contact: meretzuk@yahoo.co.uk

Supported by Hashomer Hatzair Trust UK

Lastly, we realise that our meeting coincides with the last two hours of Tisha B’Av, a fast day (though also a working day) that recalls the destruction of both the first and second Jerusalem Temple. We hope to respect the sobriety of the occasion and wish all those observing the fast צוֹם קַל