Missionaries and millionaires in East London’s Brick Lane


The online news magazine channel WORLDbytes brings you a glimpse of an alternative tour of Brick Lane and the Whitechapel area.


[UKPRwire, Fri Dec 12 2008] The online news magazine channel WORLDbytes brings you a glimpse of an alternative tour of Brick Lane and the Whitechapel area. The tour transports you through time and examines: changing attitudes and ideas about race; the impact of immigration over the centuries and the impact of multicultural policy today. This programme of online, on foot and on film alternative tours promises a fresh look at the capital’s rich history and to take us behind the scenes.

A vignette in the Saturday Review, a popular Victorian magazine, is typical of mid 18th century attitudes to race and working class life and provides a taster of the tour’s content: “The Bethnal Green poor... are a caste apart, a race of whom we know nothing………which offer a very fair parallel to the separation of the slaves from the whites….the English poor man or child is always expected to remember the condition in which God has placed him, exactly as the negro …… that of perpetual inferior.”

The short Brick Lane film which features in the programme provides selected highlights from a series of virtual tours which combine footage from on foot tours, studio commentary and historical archive. To watch and find out more please visit www.worldwrite.org.uk/londonbehindthescenes

To find out more visit the press room -http://www.worldbytes.org/pressroom

WORLDbytes, the new and exciting online news channel created by young volunteers at the charity WORLDwrite, will screen its special Xmas programme from Friday 12th December. It aims to get behind the headlines and promote a people-first perspective on a wide-range of issues; the programme’s credo is “don’t shout at the telly, change the message on it”.

The WORLDbytes online channel is available at www.worldbytes.org

For more information and interviews contact:

Ceri Dingle
Email: ceridingle@btconnect.com
Tel: +44 (0)7939 449 604 or +44 (0)20 8985 5435

Viv Regan
Email: vivregan@btconnect.com
Tel: +44 (0)7939 449 604 or +44 (0)20 8985 5435

Company: WORLDwrite


Contact Name: Ceri Dingle

Contact Email: world.write@btconnect.com

Contact Phone: 020 8985 5435

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