Angela Lansbury Returns to Poplar – massive welcome – women’s day

Angela Lansbury in Poplar
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It was a special weekend.

The fans in Poplar immersed themselves in a weekend festival of Angela Lansbury movies organised by Spotlight, the towns’ new art centre in association with Poplar HARCA.

Catching up

On Sunday 6 April 2014, Dame Angela – who was then 88 – returned to the place where she grew up to spend the day meeting and chatting to the locals and catching up on old times.

Her first stop was the open air cinema in Chrisp Street Market where she introduced a free family screening of Bedknobs and Broomsticks.  She even got to sit on the original bed again!

There was a chat about what she has been doing and was happy to answer questions

Grand Father

And later joined an audience at Spotlight where she was ‘grilled’ by Sir Christopher Frayling former Chairman of the Arts Council who wanted to know all about her career. But it was her grandfather George Lansbury, Labour MP for Bow and Bromley from 1932-1935, who took centre stage during Angela Lansbury’s visit. The Lansbury Estate in Poplar is named after him and a memorial was recently unveiled to him near Rocky Park. was there

2 Responses to “Angela Lansbury Returns to Poplar – massive welcome – women’s day”

  1. joy edwards April 8, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    ynuktv you have made me happy with your footage of a wonderful Sunday afternoon spent in Poplar listening to Dame Angela Lansbury talking about her career.My mum isn’t well enough to travel with me so it was great to show her a brief glimpse of me in the crowd at Chrisp Street Market.Lucky twice now I was on camera at the opening night of Blithe Spirit.Thanks ynuktv.

    • YNUKTV editorial April 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      That’s amazing so glad we captured you on camera as well!

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