Friends of Alfred


Founded in January 2020, Friends of Alfred is a new society dedicated to presenting, promoting and preserving the work and legacy of Sir Alfred Hitchcock in his hometown of Leytonstone, East London and beyond.

We're excited to host the WATCH PARTY of JAMAICA INN (1939) in conjunction with Leytonstone Loves Film/The Barbican!

Watch party - Jamaica Inn

Watch Party - Introduction



Join us for the next Barbican LFF Watch Party. This month's pick is Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn.Jamaica Inn was made at a key stage in Hitchcock's career and was the first of Hitchcock's adaptations of Daphne du Maurier (the others being Rebecca and The Birds).

Jamaica Inn is a film with historical and curiosity value and also marks the only occasion that Hitchcock worked with the celebrated actors Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara.

To take part in the Watch Party, click the embedded link above or ​here​​​ to watch the film and take part in the online conversation on Tue 21 Jul at 6.30pm. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by tagging and using the hashtag, #llfwatchparty or #JamaicaInnWatchParty


Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis is a historian, public speaker and tour guide in Leytonstone with a special interest in Alfred Hitchcock's East London roots. He is the founder of Hitchcock Talks and Tours.

Rebecca Asghar

Rebecca Asghar is an award winning figurative artist who works in many media including oil painting and drawing. Rebecca's projects include her ongoing Alfred Hitchcock series of paintings. She has recently featured on Sky Art's 'Portrait Artist of the Year' 2020.

Dominic Stinton

Dominic Stinton is an artist, filmmaker, educator and one of the team behind the cult Geeksweat podcast. His projects have included the award winning documentary 'A Portrait of walthamstow Market' and the art installation 'The Leytonstone Picture Palace' at the Stone Space Gallery.


  • Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom


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Hitchcock Remembered

On the 29th April 2020, it will be 40 years since the master of suspense himself, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, passed away. In celebration of Hitchcock's life and work, Friends of Alfred presents 'Hitchcock Remembered', a unique and varied evening of film, art, illustrated talks and Hitchcock rarities in Hitchcock's spiritual home of the Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel in Leytonstone, where it all began in 1899.

  • Date: 29/04/2020 06:30 PM - 29/04/2020 10:00 PM
  • Location: Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, 147 Whipps Cross Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 1NP (Map)

Price: £10

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