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Guided by Stewart Purvis

‘TRACKING EDITH’ AROUND HAMPSTEAD 

A 'Hampstead Spies' Special Event from London Walks

Sunday, July 29

10.30 am, Belsize ParkTube Station 

Edith Tudor-Hart is the most famous KGB spy-recruiter you’ve probably never heard of, but that low profile is beginning to change. The last weekend of this month sees the first London screenings of a documentary TRACKING EDITH about the woman who helped to recruit Kim Philby and the other Cambridge spies in the 1930s. The film was made by Peter Stephan Jungk about his great-aunt and to mark the screenings he has agreed to join a special 'Hampstead Spies' walk with the creators/guides Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert. Together they will visit her old Hampstead haunts and tell the extraordinary story of Edith and her former lover and KGB officer Arnold Deutsch.

The walk will begin outside Belsize ParkTube Station at 10.30 am on xxxxxx, no booking is required, just turn up and pay £10 (£8 for discounts).

Film screenings with Q&A’s:
Bertha Dochouse at Curzon Bloomsbury, Fri 27 Jul 6.30pm https://bit.ly/2ywpBLz
Barbican Cinema, Sat 28 Jul 6.30pm https://bit.ly/2yzfYf5
Arthouse Crouch End, Sun 29 Jul 3.30pm https://bit.ly/2yzKQw9
The film also shows daily Fri 27 Jul – Thur 2 Aug at all three cinemas and also at JW3 Cinema, https://bit.ly/2Mj6qGT

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"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the 'Hampstead Spies' walk with the charmingly affable Stewart Purvis on February 19. I've lived here (right opposite Chalk Farm tube station) for over 30 years now but there were still some streets that were new to me on Stewart's walk and he came along armed with lots of copies of photos and documents, all professionally laminated, to pass around for us all to get a good butchers [look] at. They were a very interesting crowd by the way...lots of well-informed mittel-European (and quite possibly Eastern European) left intellectuals. At each pausa, Stewart kinda dangled a carrot to lead us to more revelations to come, so was giving us exciting Thomas Hardy 'cliff-hangers,' culminating with the former resident at No. 1 Isokon Building, Lawn Road. Having not read your blurb fully, I didn't realize we would end up there, let alone actually get inside and have a welcome from Max, who had helped to save and restore the building. Oh. And at one stop, the resident came out and leaned on her garden gate to discover the history of her home. All very Hampsteady! So here's my thanks to London Walks and Stewart." Andrew Norman, London

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