Kenneth Williams – Becoming A Cult

Here’s another interesting free (donations requested) event happening on Wednesday 19th January at 6.30pm GMT from Kensington and Chelsea Libraries and presented by Adam Endacott.

As one of Britain’s best loved and recognised personalities, Kenneth Williams declared himself a “cult in his own lifetime” but what made him so? This talk will look at the multifaceted talents of the iconic comedy genius who has continued to keep us all entertained through his legacy of work from his 40 year career in the world of entertainment. From early dramatic parts through to revue, the Carry On films, radio comedy and finally to the legendary chat show appearances, what was it that made Kenneth so unique?

Using footage, sound and images, this presentation will chart his success; showcasing the many faces of Kenneth whilst acting as a study of the talent which has made him a timeless national treasure.

Adam Endacott is a Kenneth Williams aficionado and dedicated fan since early childhood. He has spent his life documenting and collecting everything Kenneth. A Communications Director who lives in London, he is the author of The Kenneth Williams Companion which was published in 2018 and The Kenneth Williams Scrapbook published in 2021.

Please note this will be a Zoom webinar.

All those who book will receive the LINK TO JOIN 48hrs before the event, and on the day of the event in an email from the library.

Book tickets here


Your chance to explore Broadway’s historic Theatres!

Here’s another interesting free (donations requested) online event happening on Thursday 27th January at 6.30pm GMT from Kensington and Chelsea Libraries and presented by Anthony Robins. For any of our friends joining from New York itself, your local start time is 1.30pm.

BEHIND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: The Fabulous Broadway Theatres is presented by architectural author Anthony Robins and will definitely be worth a watch.

Visitors to New York invariably find their way to the Broadway theatre, drawn by long-running musicals, showy imports, and occasional straight plays.

What many never realize is that Broadway offers another artistic and historical resource that is unique to New York City: the theatres themselves.

With three-quarters of a century of history behind them, the forty surviving theatres are largely intact, and stand as stunning works of art in themselves, as well as monuments to the lively history of American theatre.

This will be a Zoom webinar. All those who book will get the LINK TO JOIN 24hrs and on the day of the event.

Register to attend here