NOW BOOKING: Charlie Chaplin & the Story of Care (online event)
Charlie Chaplin, THE KID (1921) & the story of care will be discussed at an online event promoted by children’s charity Coram (04 FEB 18:00).
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THE KID (1921) propelled Charlie Chaplin to stardom and was very much one of his most personal movies, resonating his own childhood experiences and his rag to riches story too. As part of that story, Chaplin spent time in the Lambeth Workhouse when he was just seven years old following his family’s fall into financial difficulties. The site of the old Lambeth Workhouse is now the home of the much loved Cinema Museum (the building actually occupies the workhouse’s former master’s house and chapel, according to wikipedia).
THE KID (originally advertised as “6 reels of Joy”) is now 100 years old and the subject of a forthcoming online discussion featuring Dr Carol Homden (group Chief Executive of Coram), Kate Guyonvarch (The Chaplin Office in Paris), and Bryony Dixon (British Film Institute). They will be discussing Charlie Chaplin, THE KID and the story of care (but won’t actually be screening THE KID which you can stream from a number of platforms).
Established by Thomas Coram as The Foundling Hospital in 1739, Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity and has been supporting vulnerable children for 280 years. Scroll down for details about how to register.
Quick links to the venue/box office.
THE KID (film not streaming)
d. Charlie Chaplin, 1921
Book for this zoom panel discussion at Ticket Tailor. General Admission costs £5. Coram staff, volunteers, supporters and others attend for FREE. Donations for Coram are invited when registering.
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