Preview: Michael Horovitz at 19 Princelet Street

By tiredoflondon Last edited 79 months ago
Preview: Michael Horovitz at 19 Princelet Street


To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, 19 Princelet Street - London's Museum of Immigration - is hosting an evening with Michael Horovitz, British beat poet and contemporary of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

The former synagogue only opens a few times a year, and it is even rarer to get an opportunity to spent an evening inside the building with a glass of wine, listening to a performance from a poet whose 75 year journey has taken him from an Orthodox Jewish birth in 1930s Germany to become a pioneer of beat, jazz and avant-garde poetry.

If you're warming up for London Open House weekend on 17 & 18 September, this is a great chance to see a building with its own fascinating history, standing in Spitalfields since it was built for Huguenot weavers in 1719, and playing a central role in the history of the area ever since.

'Michael Horovitz: from orthodox to heterodox in just 75 years', in support of the Museum of Immigration at 19 Princelet Street, takes place this Sunday 11 September at 7pm (doors 6.30pm). Tickets are strictly limited, and details of how to get them are on the 19 Princelet Street website. A donation of £15 is suggested for each ticket.

*Update - This event has now sold out*

Disclaimer: The author of this piece is a volunteer at 19 Princelet Street.

Last Updated 06 September 2011