Walking Tour – Diverse London – City Public Art by Refugees and Immigrants
20 November 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm£10 – £15
In the late 1930s the Hampstead Art scene rallied support to rescue artists trapped in Czechoslovakia under Nazi rule. Led by the refugee lawyer/artist Fred Ulman and his aristocratic English wife Diana Croft from their Downshire Hill house, they formed the artist refugee committee. We learn about how their house became a refuge for artists and about the organizations that they were involved with. We visit sites Uhlman was known to frequent and discuss the role of his artistic friends and neighbours and consider other refugees who settled in Hampstead during this time.
Meet in the forecourt outside Wagamama, 58-62 Heath Street, London, NW31EN