June 30 - July 4, 2008 - The Art of Chaplin's London exhibition - London South Bank University - more>
"Charlie Chaplin’s historical character was bought back to life recently when groups of local school children re-enact how they thought life was like during Chaplin’s era. Each performance was met with a warm and encouraging cheer from the audience, which included Southwark and Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes, Mayoress of Lambeth Councillor Angie Meader and Mayoress of Southwark Councillor Eliza Mann as well as Trevor Peacock, more famously known as Jim ‘no, no, no, yes’ Trott from the Vicar of Dibley. A special guest appearance was also made by Charlie Chaplin’s son Christopher James Chaplin, who greeted children afterwards, happily posed for pictures and signed autographs.
To creatively inspire the children trainee teachers from London South Bank University, theatre educators, artists, local historians and film makers including Peter Wyeth, Jack McInroy - local historians, Tony Merrick - a Chaplin Tour Guide and community artists from the development company First Base (who are currently working on the Elephant and castle Regeneration Project) worked alongside the children and their cross-curricular project." - London South Bank University