‘Tales from Tin Pan Alley’ + Q&A with film director

Wednesday 3rd April, 7:45 PM

Tales from Tim Pan Alley

  • Director: Henry Scott-Irvine
  • Running time: 1h 45m.  
  • Year: 2018 | Genre: Documentary
  • Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)

Tales From Tin Pan Alley is a documentary feature about London’s legendary music street Denmark Street. The UK Premiere was held at the Gala of The Portobello Film Festival on August 30th 2018.

The true ‘unsung heroes’ of Tin Pan Alley are the musicians, the songwriters, the music publishers, the technicians and the people from behind-the-scenes who have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. Individuals that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have come forward from across the globe, saying, ‘We want to be in this special documentary film!’

We have them here now. This is their story – a contemporary urban Canterbury Tale – a vital testament from over 30 musicians, broadcasters and historians.

In 2018 Tin Pan Alley’s 110 year old music legacy is currently in peril due to ensuing gentrification, leading to upcoming penthouse flats, hotels, restaurants and a shopping mall.

The legacy of those who worked in the street is our testament to Denmark Street’s unique place in international cultural history.

The struggle for those remaining, continues …

Henry Scott-Irvine, May 1st 2018

Wednesday 3rd April, 7:45 PM

At Leytonstone Library (main hall, 1st floor)

Church Lane, E11 1HG, Leytonstone (London). See map

Ticket price £5 (£4 all concessions) sold onsite and on event nights only.

Check disabled access options available here.

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