Hackney in Greater London, England, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
Sir Arnold Wesker
Sir Arnold Wesker famed Jewish playwrite and author, lived many years in Hackney, and attended Northwold Primary School 1940-1943
Erected 2022 by U.K. Branch of the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers series list.
Location. 51° 33.761′ N, 0° 3.851′ W. Marker is in Hackney, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Northwold Road and Geldeston Road, on the right when traveling east on Northwold Road. Located on wall of one of the Northwold School brick pylons by the gate on Northwold Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Geldeston Road, Hackney, England E5 8RQ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barnett Lewis (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Lt. Col. Leo Genn, RA, Croix de Guerre (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Operation Mincemeat Mary Wollstonecraft (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Newington Green (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); First World War Islington 1914-1918 (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); a different marker also named First World War Islington 1914-1918 (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); George Leybourne (approx. 2.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackney.
Regarding Sir Arnold Wesker. Arnold Wesker was a Jewish English dramatist. He was born in 1932 in Stepney, London (East End) to socialist/communist, poor working-class refugee parents.
Artistically prolific over his lifetime, he authored 50 plays, four volumes of short stories, two volumes of essays. He was active in journalism, wrote children’s books, poetry, and more. His plays have been translated into 20 languages and have been performed worldwide.
He was an ardent promoter of British arts and humanities. He was an activist who served time in prison protesting nuclear weapons.
In 2006, he was Knighted by the Queen for his lifetime achievements.
Also see . . . Blue Plaque of Sir Arnold Wesker Underscores Jewish Contributions...(SD Jewish World, Jan. 3, 2022). (Submitted on July 9, 2022, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida.)
Additional keywords. playwright
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