Here’s this week’s song, ‘Where The Two Halves Meet’. Inspired by a life lived in the East End cracks, the story of Ikey Solomon.
Charles Dickens is known all over the globe thanks in no small part to his novel Oliver Twist set in amongst the workhouses and slums of London. But arguably the most colourful character in this story is Fagin who wasn’t entirely a creation from the creative impulse of Charles but based on a well known East End rogue of the day, Isaac Solomon.
Play the London song above, see video above for the story.