'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk

  • November 3, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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Come along on Sunday 3rd November at 12:30pm for a guided walk around Kennington on the early life of the comic genius; Charlie Chaplin!

I'm a massive fan of Charlie Chaplin, so I'll be the guide for the walk.

About the walk
Charlie Chaplin was British and kept British citizenship all his life, even though he spent most of his adult life in America. 

He was born in Kennington, London on the 16th April 1889 and lived their until he was 21. He was born into and spent his early years in great poverty in (at the time) one of the poorest areas of London.  He joined a performing group and during a tour of the U.S was spotted performing by a scout for Sennett Studios, they signed him up and the rest is history! He went on to star in 81 films mainly during the silent era and playing his 'Little Tramp' character in most of them.

His life is a classic rags to riches story and in his films he was heavily influenced by his poor upbringing.  I will guide you round the streets visiting various places that influenced him, the houses where he lived as a child and describing the conditions of the area in late Victorian London.  I will tell you the story of his relationships with his mentally ill mother, alcoholic father and the close bond he had with his half brother Sydney.  Plus I will also talk about his stage understudy who also went onto become a world famous movie comedian.

I will finish the walk showing you the place where he learnt his famous comedy walk!

The walk is free to 'Full Members 2013', but £5 for everyone else.

The walk will last about 1h 45mins and we will end by going to a pub not far from Vauxhall Tube Station.  We will be having two back to back walks, one at 12:30pm and one at 3:00pm.

If you can't see us at the station, please call.

Hope to see you there!

Regards

Robert
[masked]

 

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  • Paul

    keen to do a Charlie Chaplin guided walk please let me know when the next one is? ...

    May 15, 2014

  • Ell

    So disappointing, Rob didn't answer my call and txt when I was at Kennington tube

    November 3, 2013

    • Robert

      We had already been on the walk for 1 hour when you texted, we met at 12:30pm and started the walk at 12:40pm.

      November 4, 2013

  • Pedro

    Really enjoyed this walk. Very well balanced.

    November 3, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Very good. Enjoyable. I live locally & know a little bit about Charlie, but learned a lot.

    November 3, 2013

  • Vu T.

    Thank you very much for the walk! It was very informative, full of anecdotes, which I like very much!

    November 3, 2013

  • Sue F

    Really interesting

    November 3, 2013

  • Janne

    Very good walking tour! Robert is a great guide and it was interesting to follow the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin.

    November 3, 2013

  • Atousa

    Sorry for the last minutes cancelling!

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Robert, Sorry for the short notice but I can't make it any more. Have fun.

    November 3, 2013

  • Sonja J.

    Hi Robert - apologies but I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Have to work after all. Enjoy, and I'll see you next week at St Paul's.

    November 3, 2013

  • kate p

    I won't be able to make it tomorrow, sorry for the last minute notice.
    Hope everyone enjoy's their afternoon

    November 2, 2013

  • Tamer

    hi Robert, I have a friend who'd dearly love to come along, is there a space on the 12.30 meeting or are we all full? thanks

    November 2, 2013

  • ann r.

    1230, thanks.

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have other plans, but this sounds like a lovely way to spend a sunday.

    October 27, 2013

  • Geoff L.

    Sorry, I have now changed my booking to the latter walk at 3 pm

    October 27, 2013

  • Veronica

    Scrub my previous request. I'll now bring one guest, not three.

    October 26, 2013

  • rocio

    12;30 please.
    thanks

    October 26, 2013

  • Veronica

    I'm down as bringing 2 guests. Please can I bring one more?

    October 25, 2013

  • rocio

    I Love learning about differents cultures

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    12.30pm please

    October 17, 2013

  • Robert

    Video clip of Sophie, winner of the best Chaplin walk from the last tour we did: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201173187876000&set=vb.1359324397&type=2&theater

    October 17, 2013

  • Robert

    There will be a prize at the end for the walk for the best Chaplin impression/walk in the style of him!

    October 17, 2013

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