Film Preview: Xenophobia and the Great Fire @ Museum of London

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Film Preview: Xenophobia and the Great Fire @ Museum of London

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As fire swept through the City of London 344 years ago the locals were already looking around for someone to blame. Dutch? French? Surely not that nice Mr Farriner of Pudding Lane? The blame game was even set in stone - an official tablet from the Monument attributing the blaze to a 'Popish plot' can be seen at the Museum of London. That same institution screens Channel 4's recent documentary Bloody Foreigners: The Untold Great Fire of London on the anniversary of the fire's outbreak (2 September), from 6.30pm. The film's director, Justin Hardy, will be on hand afterwards for questions. Tickets cost £5 (£3 concessions) and must be booked in advance.

Last Updated 23 August 2010