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Jews in British Cinema and Television

Talk and Film

Rachel Kolsky – Jewish London on Location and screening of The Small World of Sammy Lee

Sunday 24 March


2:30pm / 2.5 hrs

Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9PJ.

£12 full price / £9 concessions 


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A Kid for Two Farthings
The Small World of Sammy Lee

The talk and film:


Join Rachel Kolsky for a trip from the East End and Stamford Hill, through Soho, the ‘Mittel Europe’ of NW2 and NW6 and suburban Edgware to celebrate how the journey of London Jews has been portrayed on the big screen. Some of the films that Rachel will discuss are original celluloid treats, while others are films that are based on books and plays. Sit back and discover the Jewish side of A Kid for Two Farthings, A Barber in Stamford Hill, Sixty Six, A Rainy Sunday, The Tenth Man and many more. After Rachel’s talk, there will be a screening of the classic film, The Small World of Sammy Lee.


In partnership with the Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley




£12 full price / £9 concessions.


Tickets from

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Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, London, N2 9PJ. Directions.


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Box Office 020 8444 6789


The speaker, Rachel Kolsky


Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Focussing on the human stories behind the buildings', Rachel's walks and talks are informative, entertaining and filled with anecdotes. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of London's rich and varied social history come flooding back. Before embarking on her career as a guide and lecturer Rachel, a qualified librarian, worked as an information professional in the financial services industry. She won the Information Professional of the Year award in 2006 and in 2008 her professional organization awarded her the Membership Achievement Award. Rachel was a trustee of the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley for over 20 years and has published four books: Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017) and Women’s London (2018). She has been a guest lecturer on cruises since 2009.




Top, Rachel Kolsky (c) Raffi Katz

Middle, A Kid for Two Farthings

Bottom, The Small World of Sammy Lee