Sandy’s Row Synagogue, on the edge of the East End, has a great event coming up on July 7 which we hope will be of interest.
The synagogue will be welcoming Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, two of the most successful comedy/drama writers of the last 35 years, who will be talking about their work and showing clips, followed by a question and answer session.
The pair, whose work includes Birds of a Feather, Shine on Harvey Moon, The New Statesman, and Goodnight Sweetheart, are one of the most successful comedy writing partnerships in the history of television.
Much of their work has strong Jewish elements, and both have parents from the East End.
As well as comedy they have written serious drama. Their films Mosley and Wall of Silence – the story of a brutal murder in the Chassidic community of Stamford Hill, where the community refuse to open their doors to a police investigation – caused controversy in the national and Jewish press alike, with Maurice and Laurence subject to serious death threats.
This event, a benefit for Sandys Row Synagogue, starts at 4.00 pm.
Tickets cost £10 and are available from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blokes-of-a-feather-an-afternoon-with-marks-and-gran-tickets-62639328919
Sandy’s Row Synagogue is at 4A Sandy's Row, Spitalfields, London E1 7HW and is close to Liverpool Street station.
This is NOT a JEECS event. You can find out more on the Sandy’s Row synagogue website at https://sandysrowsynagogue.org.