News and Event - gangland soho lecture

News.

I successfully completed my strange guided tour of the On Purpose
exhibition. This was a commission by avante guarde designers Abake who
asked me to do a guided tour of the Arnolfini On Purpose exhibition in
Bristol. The twist was they wanted the tour to do done inLondon at the
'Wouldn't it be nice?' exhibition at the Embankment Gallery, Somerset
House.

If you are interested how it went please follow this link

OnPurpose pdf

I also gave a guided walk on archaeology of the City. During my researches
I was happy to discover that archaeologists have now found evidence of
early military ditches suggesting that London'sorigins are indeed military.

Have a look at my blog for further comments on these ideas:

www.anddidthosefeet.blogspot.com
Tuesday 2 December 2008, 7.30pm

GANGLAND SOHO
A TALK BY JAMES MORTON

James Morton vividly portrays the crimes and criminals that have given Soho
its infamous reputation.

Behind the fashionable bars and clubs of Soho lies a fascinating history of
criminal activity, featuring some of London's most notorious gangsters.
From the razor gangs of the 1920s to the post-war gangleaders Billy Hill
and Jack Spot; from the pre-war French pimps and the Messina brothers to
the Albanian gangs, through to the thriving Soho of today, the area has
been a Mecca for thieves, conmen, drug dealers, notorious pimps and crooked
lawyers. James Morton vividly portrays the crimes and criminals that have
given Soho its infamous reputation, including the vicious Kray-Richardson
gang, a Second World War Jack the Ripper, the shooting in the streets of
Soho of gangster Jack Spot and the gangland murder of boxer Freddie Mills.

Behind the fashionable bars and clubs of Soho lies a fascinating history of
criminal activity, featuring some of London's most notorious gangsters.
From the razor gangs of the 1920s to the post-war gangleaders Billy Hill
and Jack Spot; from the pre-war French pimps and the Messina brothers to
the Albanian gangs, through to the thriving Soho of today, the area has
been a Mecca for thieves, conmen, drug dealers, notorious pimps and crooked
lawyers.

Contact: sohemian@yahoo.co.uk

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