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Hawkers, Harlots and Hacks: a Fleet Street Tour

A live, theatrical tour tracing the birth of the mass media in the depraved alleys of Fleet Street.


As recommended by the Guardian and featured in the Telegraph, the tour tells the shocking story of how the mass media sprouted in the depraved alleys of Fleet Street, grew into a "feral beast" and went on to brainwash generations of Londoners.

Led by Dr Matthew Green, who has an Oxford PhD in the subject, alongside a troupe of actors and musicians, it includes the rare opportunity to throw tomatoes at pilloried hacks.

On the tour you'll meet medieval printers, bloodthirsty state censors, hapless hacks, celebrity harlots, doomed hawkers, Dr Johnson's "very fine" cat Hodge, pugnacious radical pamphleteer Richard Carlisle and the world's first media tycoon, Lord Northcliffe, a man so megalomaniacal he makes Rupert Murdoch look like a pussycat.

* Next tours: Saturday 01 Sept, 3.00 - 4.45pm
* £13.50 + £1.46 booking fee for individuals; £12.50 + £1.40 booking fee for two or more people.
* Pre-order tickets via our website: www.unrealcityaudio.co.uk


Speaker(s):

Dr Matthew Green | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

1 September 2012 at 3:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane
London
EC4M 7DD


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Organised by:

Unreal City Audio
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Tickets:

£12.50

Available from:

http://www.unrealcityaudio.co.uk

Additional Information:

Dr Matthew Green will meet you at 3pm on Saturday 01 September in Stationer's Hall Court, EC4M 7DD, underneath the plaque commemorating Wynkn der Worde, the Father of Fleet Street.

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