Screenings and events commissioned to celebrate director's early life in Leytonstone

Origina poster for the 1963 film The Birds

Origina poster for the 1963 film The Birds

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A series of film screenings and events have been commissioned to celebrate Alfred Hitchcock's early life in Leytonstone.

Create London and the Barbican will be taking over the Vestry House Museum later this month to showcase one of the director's masterpieces, The Birds.

'Hitchcock's East End' will host a weekend of four screenings and live events on the weekend of March 1/2.

Waltham Forest residents are eligible for reduced ticket prices to events.

To book discounted tickets, call the Barbican box office on 020 7638 8891.

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10:40am Fri 7 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

One of my favourites, was on telly few weeks ago during the afternoon which I thought was a silly time to air it. I am still puzzled about his birth place as despite apparently being born near the Pied and mash shop at Harrow Green, there is the affiliation with the huge hotel at Whipps Cross Road where they were refused permission to have an erection of his statue. Not many blue plaques around for him either and there remains the mosaic of his famous flims in the subway which TFL kindly commissioned (at least they do something right). The pile of bricks statue outside the station represent , I am informed, an accident in one of the films. In all we need one central place where enthusiasts can visit a shrine to this great man as apart from the pie and mash and gravee shop there is hardly anywhere else. Not even a souvenir shop to by a few trinkets ornaments or even videos of these masterpieces that he created with his bare hands. Where is the Waltham Forest Culture Secretary when you want him?
One of my favourites, was on telly few weeks ago during the afternoon which I thought was a silly time to air it. I am still puzzled about his birth place as despite apparently being born near the Pied and mash shop at Harrow Green, there is the affiliation with the huge hotel at Whipps Cross Road where they were refused permission to have an erection of his statue. Not many blue plaques around for him either and there remains the mosaic of his famous flims in the subway which TFL kindly commissioned (at least they do something right). The pile of bricks statue outside the station represent , I am informed, an accident in one of the films. In all we need one central place where enthusiasts can visit a shrine to this great man as apart from the pie and mash and gravee shop there is hardly anywhere else. Not even a souvenir shop to by a few trinkets ornaments or even videos of these masterpieces that he created with his bare hands. Where is the Waltham Forest Culture Secretary when you want him? Villagecranberry
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11:27am Fri 7 Feb 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
One of my favourites, was on telly few weeks ago during the afternoon which I thought was a silly time to air it. I am still puzzled about his birth place as despite apparently being born near the Pied and mash shop at Harrow Green, there is the affiliation with the huge hotel at Whipps Cross Road where they were refused permission to have an erection of his statue. Not many blue plaques around for him either and there remains the mosaic of his famous flims in the subway which TFL kindly commissioned (at least they do something right). The pile of bricks statue outside the station represent , I am informed, an accident in one of the films. In all we need one central place where enthusiasts can visit a shrine to this great man as apart from the pie and mash and gravee shop there is hardly anywhere else. Not even a souvenir shop to by a few trinkets ornaments or even videos of these masterpieces that he created with his bare hands. Where is the Waltham Forest Culture Secretary when you want him?
You are so predictable, troll! Go read the book I recommended to you just last week on another of your flights of Hitchcockian fancy on the Redbridge site ("Historic Highstone restored", January 31).

Frankly, I can't be bothered continuing to correct your absurd versions of Hitchcock's history, his place of residence in Leytonstone or anything to do with him that has happened in this borough since. You've been writing the same nonsense for the last seven years or so since you first started posting under one of your many, many trolling names - I think it was Mr Khalid.

The only reason I'm replying here now is to warn newcomers to this website that they shouldn't believe anything you write about Hitchcock in Leytonstone.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: One of my favourites, was on telly few weeks ago during the afternoon which I thought was a silly time to air it. I am still puzzled about his birth place as despite apparently being born near the Pied and mash shop at Harrow Green, there is the affiliation with the huge hotel at Whipps Cross Road where they were refused permission to have an erection of his statue. Not many blue plaques around for him either and there remains the mosaic of his famous flims in the subway which TFL kindly commissioned (at least they do something right). The pile of bricks statue outside the station represent , I am informed, an accident in one of the films. In all we need one central place where enthusiasts can visit a shrine to this great man as apart from the pie and mash and gravee shop there is hardly anywhere else. Not even a souvenir shop to by a few trinkets ornaments or even videos of these masterpieces that he created with his bare hands. Where is the Waltham Forest Culture Secretary when you want him?[/p][/quote]You are so predictable, troll! Go read the book I recommended to you just last week on another of your flights of Hitchcockian fancy on the Redbridge site ("Historic Highstone restored", January 31). Frankly, I can't be bothered continuing to correct your absurd versions of Hitchcock's history, his place of residence in Leytonstone or anything to do with him that has happened in this borough since. You've been writing the same nonsense for the last seven years or so since you first started posting under one of your many, many trolling names - I think it was Mr Khalid. The only reason I'm replying here now is to warn newcomers to this website that they shouldn't believe anything you write about Hitchcock in Leytonstone. Helen, Walthamstow
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11:32am Fri 7 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
One of my favourites, was on telly few weeks ago during the afternoon which I thought was a silly time to air it. I am still puzzled about his birth place as despite apparently being born near the Pied and mash shop at Harrow Green, there is the affiliation with the huge hotel at Whipps Cross Road where they were refused permission to have an erection of his statue. Not many blue plaques around for him either and there remains the mosaic of his famous flims in the subway which TFL kindly commissioned (at least they do something right). The pile of bricks statue outside the station represent , I am informed, an accident in one of the films. In all we need one central place where enthusiasts can visit a shrine to this great man as apart from the pie and mash and gravee shop there is hardly anywhere else. Not even a souvenir shop to by a few trinkets ornaments or even videos of these masterpieces that he created with his bare hands. Where is the Waltham Forest Culture Secretary when you want him?
You are so predictable, troll! Go read the book I recommended to you just last week on another of your flights of Hitchcockian fancy on the Redbridge site ("Historic Highstone restored", January 31).

Frankly, I can't be bothered continuing to correct your absurd versions of Hitchcock's history, his place of residence in Leytonstone or anything to do with him that has happened in this borough since. You've been writing the same nonsense for the last seven years or so since you first started posting under one of your many, many trolling names - I think it was Mr Khalid.

The only reason I'm replying here now is to warn newcomers to this website that they shouldn't believe anything you write about Hitchcock in Leytonstone.
Yes you referred me to the book and I have ordered it from the library as the last one they had was not returned. There are many aspects which remain unclear. Why you accuse me of being troll is unfair and far from posting seven years this is news to me. I think you have the wrong person. Please do not penalise me for expressing an interest in a bit of local history.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: One of my favourites, was on telly few weeks ago during the afternoon which I thought was a silly time to air it. I am still puzzled about his birth place as despite apparently being born near the Pied and mash shop at Harrow Green, there is the affiliation with the huge hotel at Whipps Cross Road where they were refused permission to have an erection of his statue. Not many blue plaques around for him either and there remains the mosaic of his famous flims in the subway which TFL kindly commissioned (at least they do something right). The pile of bricks statue outside the station represent , I am informed, an accident in one of the films. In all we need one central place where enthusiasts can visit a shrine to this great man as apart from the pie and mash and gravee shop there is hardly anywhere else. Not even a souvenir shop to by a few trinkets ornaments or even videos of these masterpieces that he created with his bare hands. Where is the Waltham Forest Culture Secretary when you want him?[/p][/quote]You are so predictable, troll! Go read the book I recommended to you just last week on another of your flights of Hitchcockian fancy on the Redbridge site ("Historic Highstone restored", January 31). Frankly, I can't be bothered continuing to correct your absurd versions of Hitchcock's history, his place of residence in Leytonstone or anything to do with him that has happened in this borough since. You've been writing the same nonsense for the last seven years or so since you first started posting under one of your many, many trolling names - I think it was Mr Khalid. The only reason I'm replying here now is to warn newcomers to this website that they shouldn't believe anything you write about Hitchcock in Leytonstone.[/p][/quote]Yes you referred me to the book and I have ordered it from the library as the last one they had was not returned. There are many aspects which remain unclear. Why you accuse me of being troll is unfair and far from posting seven years this is news to me. I think you have the wrong person. Please do not penalise me for expressing an interest in a bit of local history. Villagecranberry
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