The Cinema Museum, London

Chaplin Project

Chaplin sculpture in the Workhouse Chapel

Chaplin sculpture in the Workhouse Hall

We have great admiration and affection for Charles Chaplin, who was born locally, lived as a child in various addresses in this area and carried throughout his life the bleak memories of his experience at the Lambeth Workhouse site we currently occupy. With a design by artist Anna Odrich, for many years a mainstay in the running of the Cinema Museum, we have planned a contemporary memorial statue for Elephant and Castle, which was an important area in the young Chaplin’s life. A prototype of the striking sculpture is a feature of the Hall of the Master’s House.

You can read the details of Anna’s proposal here: Chaplin Monument Proposal and her mission statement here: Mission Statement – The Tramp.