It’s no secret London’s been suffering an upsurge in knife crime, and suspected murder victims are often younger now. Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was shot and killed in Tottenham on April 2nd, an innocent victim of a possible gang feud. Adrian starts with her fatal shooting to illustrate the wider problem and to put it in context, in this reflective ‘Letter from London’ monologue.
Ultimately, he asks how the capital can move on to a safer future?
Pay a visit to London’s vibrant Soho Square to get a flavour of how its bustles today, as well as having roots back to the 17th century. Adrian walks you round a part of the West End which has connections to two of the Beatles, as well as classical composer Handel. He also talks you through personal recollections of visiting the area as a child to join his father at his commercial artists’ studio in Carlisle Street, next to what is now the offices of Private Eye magazine.
London’s terror attack on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 in Westminster left five people dead and over 40 injured. Here, Adrian Lacey retraces the route of both the attacker, Khalid Masood and the medical staff from St Thomas’ Hospital who ran across Westminster Bridge towards the Houses of Parliament to help the victims.
Hear from a London firefighter and his family as they visit the area days after the atrocity, plus Adrian’s personal reflections on having walked the same route a few years before having been a patient at St Thomas’.
This show is dedicated to the memory of the deceased victims of the attack – PC Keith Palmer, Kurt Cochran, Aysha Frade and Leslie Rhodes – and with condolences to their friends and family and with thoughts and well wishes for the injured.