April 2021 Events:
8th April (Thursday) - London Virtual Tour
A virtual tour of London Film Locations with blue-badge guide, Diane Burstein.
An apology! - due a misunderstanding,
Diane presented her tour of London Theatreland,
rather than the advertised talk.
She has offered give us a presentation of her Film locations tour on the 16th June.
Many members will have been on walking tours with Diane Burstein,
and this is an opportunity to go on a new one without the risk of rain.
From the comfort of your homes follow in the footsteps of Jude Law,
Hugh Grant, Ralph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Rene Zelwegger,
and other stars of the big screen to discover some of London’s film locations.
London has provided a backdrop for an increasing number of films
and we will visit sites where movies such as
“Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “Bridget Jones’ Diary”,
“Shakespeare in Love”,
and many other iconic films have been made.
Pictures of a variety of London locations will be interspersed
with anecdotes about filming in the capital.
Diane will also unravel the history behind some of the selected sites.
Diane Burstein is a London Blue Badge Guide with a degree in English Literature and History.
She broadcasts for BBC Radio London on the subject of Secret London,
and she is one of the capital’s best known tour guides.
She also teaches in adult education and is the author
of the best-selling book “London Then and Now”.
20th April (Tuesday) - British Motor Museum
Free Zoom presentation 15:00-16:00pm
Live Tour of the British Motor Museum.
Although you can view aspects of the museum on YouTube,
this tour will be conducted live,
with a guide who can answer members' questions.
The Museum offers a colourful insight into the British motor industry.
From its earliest days, the British motor industry has been a
vital part of the economy and the lives of people living in the Midlands
and it is still a hub for automotive creativity today.
The Museum tells the story of the birth, decline and rebirth of
the motor industry and the cars it produced,
as well as celebrating the skills and creativity of the people who designed and built them.