The Bethnal Green tube station disaster to be commemorated by the Genesis Cinema this April

On April the 17th the Genesis cinema will be hosting a fundraiser in collaboration with The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust to raise funds for a memorial commemorating the The Bethnal Green Disaster of Word War II, which saw 173 locals perish on March 3rd 1943 in a crush, as they rushed for refuge in the tube station as an air raid siren sounded. The few survivors were not able to tell their stories straight away due to government secrecy orders.

You can read more about the event on the BBC archive site.

Somi De Souza’s short film I remember, I remember explores the tragedy, and will be screened on the night with an exclusive Q&A with the director and survivors from the community. There will be a party in the bar after. Tickets are £10 including a free drink with £5 from each ticket going directly to The Stairway To Heaven Memorial Trust.

Tickets here.


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