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Charlie Chaplin is getting a blue plaque in Brixton

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Alexandra Sims

King of slapstick and silent cinema pioneer Charlie Chaplin is finally joining that very exclusive club of people deemed worthy to have their names emblazoned in blue and white and stuck up for all of London to see. That’s right, the ‘Little Tramp’ is getting his very own English Heritage Blue Plaque, which will be unveiled tomorrow at Glenshaw Mansions in Brixton where the London-born actor and filmmaker lived with his brother Sydney between 1908 and 1910.

The unveiling will be followed by a special screening of three early films featuring the iconic movie star, including ‘Kid Auto Races at Venice’ (1914), ‘The Pawnshop’ (1916) and ‘A Dog’s Life’ (1918), which will be introduced by comedian Paul Merton and set to live piano accompaniment for the ultimate early twentieth-century cinema experience.

Head to 15 Glenshaw Mansions, Brixton Rd, SW9 0DS at 2pm on June 14 to see the unveiling and book tickets here for the screening at 3pm which will take place at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton. 

Here’s a map of London’s blue plaques by borough.

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