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Barbara Windsor supports campaign for director sculpture

Babara Windsor has pledged her support to the campaign for a sculpture of director Joan Littlewood. Credit: Sophie Duval/EMPICS Entertainment

Barbara Windsor has pledged her support to Theatre Royal Stratford East's ambitious fundraising campaign for a sculpture to remember the theatre director Joan Littlewood.

Artist Philip Jackson has been commissioned to create the bronze sculpture which, subject to raising the necessary funds, is set to be installed in spring 2014 and will be placed in Theatre Square, Stratford, situated on the edge of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Barbara Windsor worked with Joan Littlewood at Theatre Royal Stratford East on several occasions during the early stages of her career appearing in the Broadway run of Joan Littlewood's landmark production Oh What a Lovely War in 1964 and Joan Littlewood's film Sparrows Can't Sing.


Barbara Windsor supports Poppy Appeal

Barbara Windsor is supporting the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal this year Credit: Jonathan Short/AP/Press Association Images

London's Poppy Day commemoration will have an East End twist this year, as Barbara Windsor takes over as the voice of the Underground. The actress will be making announcements at tube stations on November the 1st, as the Royal British Legion attempts to raise half a million pounds in donations.

Barbara Windsor's distinctive East End tones will be making tube announcements Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Babs Windsor reveals ideal guests for Jubilee knees-up

Babs Windsor today unveiled her list of ideal street party guests, past and present, with whom to celebrate the Jubilee.

She revealed her fab four to be late singer Amy Winehouse, Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, wartime PM Sir Winston Churchill and athlete Jessica Ennis


Babs Windsor reveals her ideal street party guests earlier today Credit: Madame Tussauds

The Shoreditch-born former Carry On star, 74, was chosen by mayor Boris Johnson to drum up interest in July 3rd's Big Jubilee Lunch.

She said she'd chosen Amy lead a sing-song, Sir Winston for his speeches, Jessica because she's an Olympic hopeful, while Colin was "a lovely bit of eye candy."


Barbara Windsor hosts Madame Tussaud's tea party

Barbara Windsor Credit: ITN

Barbara Windsor will be at Madame Tussaud's later hosting a street party where she is guaranteed to be the most animated guest.

She'll be gathering together a number of 'ideal' party guests from among the Tussaud's collection of waxworks as part of a stunt to promote Jubilee street celebrations.

The actress is the London Mayor's official street party ambassador, and is hoping to encourage people to get out the bunting on June 3rd.

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