1000 Londoners - Dina Brawer

Dina is a feminist Orthodox Jew and studying to become a rabbi. She is passionate about adopting a new approach to observing Judaism, offering pop up workshops and seminars outside the synagogue.


Dina's '100 Londoners' Q&A

What's your first memory of London? I grew up in Italy and learned about London’s iconic places from my English textbook, on my first visit to London (when I was 12) my Dad drove us to Piccadilly Circus and I was rather disappointed I could not spot Eros!

What do you miss when you're away from London? The tidiness of the produce in the supermarkets

What's your favourite neighbourhood? Marylebone High Street

What's your favourite building? Broadcasting House on Portland Place, I love looking back at it from Oxford Circus - its design suggests a cruise liner

What's your ideal day out in London? Walking from Regent's Park, through Regent Street down to Trafalgar Square in the sunshine, than exploring some art!

What's your ideal night out in London? Enjoying a play at the National Theatre or at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

What's the best view in London? Walking over Waterloo Bridge at sunset or after dark.

What's your favourite open space? My garden on a sunny day!

What's been your most memorable night out in London? The outdoor cafe at the V&A

What's been your most memorable night out in London? Picnic in Regent's Park with a friend visiting from abroad followed by Shakespeare under the stars

How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? In a museum or art gallery

Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? To Waterloo Bridge for the view

What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Getting caught in the rain wearing summery clothes and sandals before a meeting

What's your personal London landmark? Nash's elegant architecture on Park Crescent, Marylebone

Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes

What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Notting Hill

If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? Swinging London (the 60s)

For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? London is so eclectic you cannot point to one person!

This film is part of 1000 Londoners, a five-year digital project which aims to create a digital portrait of a city through 1000 of the people who identify themselves with it.

The profile contains a three minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions about their views on London life. Over the course of the project we aim to reveal as many facets of the capital as possible, seeing city life from 1000 points of view. 

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