A Tour Guide to Great Lives
March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £10
Join prize-winning tour guide, award-winning librarian and author Rachel Kolsky for her entertaining insight into her book Women’s London.
Inspired by walking tours she devised for The Women’s Library and responding to those who encouraged her to put her words on paper, she has published a guide book to London profiling the impact women have had on its society, heritage and streetscape. From scientists to suffragettes, reformers and royals, authors and artists, sit back and discover some of Rachel’s favourite London ladies. Discover the women who shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they left behind.
Copies of Rachel’s book will be on sale at the special price of £10.00 (rrp £14.99)
Focussing on the ‘human stories behind the buildings’ Rachel’s talks are known to be fun, informative and entertaining filled with anecdotes past and present. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of all aspects of London’s rich and varied social history come flooding back.
When not working or guiding she supports her local independent cinema, The Phoenix, East Finchley, where she was a Trustee for over 20 years. Rachel has published four books, Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017) and Women’s London (2018) and she is thrilled to have been a guest lecturer on cruises since 2009.