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Sport and Identity in East London

This talk looks at how sport has always been an intrinsic part of the social and cultural life of the East End.

Sport has always been an intrinsic part of the social and cultural life of the East End. Looking at the connections between sport and identity, this talk will examine how sports such as football, baseball, greyhound racing and speedway have shaped and been themselves influenced by the economic and social experience of the communities 'north of the river, east of the tower'.

Brian Belton is a prolific sports historian, author and a native east Londoner. His latest book releases include Lewis Hamilton: A Dream Come True and The lads of ’23 on the 1923 FA Cup Final between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers, immortalised as the White Horse Final.


Brian Belton | talks


Date and Time:

19 November 2009 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
020 7392 9200

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£7, conc. £5; advance booking required

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Call 020 7392 9220 between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday or search for Bishopsgate Institute on www.WeGotTickets.com

Additional Information:

Bishopsgate Institute is two minutes walk from Liverpool Street station.

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