Genesis Cinema – Friday 17th April 7.30pm
From the Genesis:
On Friday 17th April, we are holding a fundraiser event here at the cinema to raise awareness of the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster of 1943 and raise money to support the Stairway To Heaven Memorial Trust build a memorial to commemorate the disaster.
The bill includes:
British Government wartime newsreels to be screened with Somi De Souza’s I Remember, I Remember, followed by a Q&A with the director and local survivors of the disaster.
From 8pm -
1940s themed party in Bar Paragon, upstairs at Genesis, with Lindy Hop dancing led by the London Swing Dance Society.
Come in costume!
FREE drink with your ticket!
Tickets: £10. £5 from every ticket is donated directly to the Stairway To Heaven Memorial Trust.
To book: Book online via this page or alternative by calling our Box Office on 0207 780 2000.
Bethnal Green Tube Disaster 1943.
On 3 March 1943, a crowd of people entered Bethnal Green tube station which was used at the time as an air-raid shelter. After the searchlights went on and an anti-aircraft battery a few hundred yards away in Victoria Park launched a salvo of a new type of anti-aircraft rockets the crowd surged forward. Someone tripped on the stairs causing many others to fall. 300 people were crushed into the stairwell within a few seconds, 173 of them died and over 90 were injured in the worst British civilian disaster of World War II.
For more information on the cause or to donate please visit: www.bgmp.org.uk