rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Queer Jewish Camden Walking Tour]]> 23/07/2017 – Explore LGBTQI+ Jewish London]]> 23/07/2017 : Explore LGBTQI+ Jewish London



Discover LGBTQI+ Jewish London in this Camden walking tour led by Queer Tours of London - A Mince Through Time. The walk marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales in 2017.

Hear about Jewish involvement in 'Lesbians and Gays support the Miners', 'Lesbians and Gays support the Migrants', the Black Cap campaign and other ongoing campaigns for queer spaces.

Explore the portraits of LGBTQ+ Jews on display at the museum, and discover how Jewish queers have contributed to radical social change in Camden against fascism, homophobia, racism and all forms of oppression.

Come along and explore -

  • Culture - The contributions of a diverse array of LGBTQI+ Jews to London's cultural and political life before, during and after decriminalisation. 
  • Love - The realities of oppression, sex, intimacy and relationships for LGBTQI+ Jews in London.
  • Migration - The routes and impacts of LGBTQI+ migrant Jews in London. 
  • Freedom - Sites of love, protest and resistance for LGBTQI+ Jews and how people can support. 
  • Change - How history is informing the present - hear from some of London's most pioneering Jewish LGBTQI+ agents of change.

Ticket includes same day admission to the Jewish Museum and the exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.

Meeting point: Jewish Museum London (meet at the Admissions desk)

A percentage of the proceeds from this walk go to the Black Cap Campaign

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<![CDATA[How To... Workshop (6-16 years): Spoken Word with Sonority Turner]]> 02/08/2017 – Get hands on in our spoken word workshop for 6-16 years]]> 02/08/2017 : Get hands on in our spoken word workshop for 6-16 years



Get hands on in our fun and interactive spoken word workshop for 6-16 years led by Stephanie (Sonority) Turner.

Discover the hidden treasures of your story by putting pen to paper in this fun and engaging workshop. We will take a fresh look at some of Amy's songs in their written form and draw inspiration from her writing to create new spoken word poems.

The workshop offers a number of different poetic forms and techniques to encourage participants to use poetry as a way to share their truth. The workshop will be dynamic and interactive, using performance skills, drama and writing techniques to explore, motivate and inspire.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Advance booking essential.

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

This is a drop-off event. On confirmation of your place on the workshop, please complete a copy of the form below for each young person attending and return it to admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk as soon as possible afterwards or at least a week before the event. We will be unable to admit young people on their own without a signed consent form

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Amy Winehouse]]> 02/08/2017 – Hear from our curator about the Amy Winehouse exhibition]]> 02/08/2017 : Hear from our curator about the Amy Winehouse exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait from a museum curator.  

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July and 6 September. 

Exhibition Events Programme Sponsored by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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<![CDATA[An East End Village: Mile End and Stepney Walking Tour (including visits to two Sephardi Cemeteries)]]> 06/08/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 06/08/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Walking from Mile End, Stepney Green always comes as a revelation to visitors with its attractive terraced houses and green spaces. Don't miss this tour with our popular Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolksy. 

During this walk you will visit the campus of Queen Mary College with its fascinating history and visit two historic Jewish cemeteries, one of which is being opened exclusively for this walk.

You will also discover hidden memories of the Jewish community and the stories of Stepney Jewish School, Rothschild Dwellings, the Jewish Anarchist Club and so much more.

This walk is part of the programme accompanying our Sephardi Voices exhibition.

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<![CDATA[Curious Explorers Morning]]> 08/08/2017 – A relaxed morning for children with autism and other social communication conditions]]> 08/08/2017 : A relaxed morning for children with autism and other social communication conditions



A relaxed morning during the school holiday for children with autism or other social communication conditions, their siblings, parents and carers. This event is most appropriate for children aged five to 15.

Enjoy early opening and a dedicated space at the museum from 9am.

  • Benefit from reduced noise levels in the galleries
  • Relax in our Chill Out Zone

Don't miss these exciting and interactive activities inspired by our exhibition, Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait:

  • Make your own fashion accessory to take home.
  • Build an amplifier for your phone.
  • Decorate a vinyl cover.
  • Personalise your own craft photo frame.
  • Be imaginative and creative with portraits.
  • Meet our team and take part in sensory object handling.
  • Have fun learning about our collection with our family backpacks.
  • Explore the museum with our self-guided family trail of objects that will have you searching the galleries.

Advance booking recommended.

Book Now: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

If you have any questions, please email karen.vancoevorden@jewishmuseum.org.uk.

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

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<![CDATA[How To... Workshop (6-16 years): Dance]]> 09/08/2017 – Get hands on in our dance workshop for 6-16 years]]> 09/08/2017 : Get hands on in our dance workshop for 6-16 years



Get hands on in our fun and interactive dance workshop for 6-16 years.

Explore artists with a similar style to Amy Winehouse and take inspiration from the song lyrics a starting point for movement.

This dance workshop culminates with a collaborative piece, created together.

Advance booking essential.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

This is a drop-off event. On confirmation of your place on the workshop, please complete a copy of the form below for each young person attending and return it to admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk as soon as possible afterwards or at least a week before the event. We will be unable to admit young people on their own without a signed consent form

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<![CDATA[Family Workshop (2-5 years): The Kids' Kitchen]]> 13/08/2017 – Fun, hands-on cooking classes for 0-5 years]]> 13/08/2017 : Fun, hands-on cooking classes for 0-5 years



Take part in this fun, hands-on cooking class for children.

Children will learn how to make a Jewish dessert and practise their creative skills by decorating biscuits inspired by our Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait exhibition.

Age 2-5. Advance booking essential.

Book Now: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

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<![CDATA[Animated Museum (12-16 years)]]> 14/08/2017 – A four-day filmmaking workshop for those aged 12 to 16]]> 14/08/2017 : A four-day filmmaking workshop for those aged 12 to 16



The Animated Museum is opening its doors again this summer!

Aged 12-16? Love animation? Join us to discover the secret stories of the objects in our collection, go behind the scenes of the museum, and create stop-frame animations.

The four films created will be featured on our social media, website and upcoming Learning Portal.

Watch the films from the last two years' courses.

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<![CDATA[Intro Talk: Sephardi Voices]]> 14/08/2017 – Discover more about our Sephardi Voices exhibition]]> 14/08/2017 : Discover more about our Sephardi Voices exhibition



Hear from a museum curator who will be discussing the stories, themes and objects in the Sephardi Voices exhibition.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Monday 12 June and 10 July.

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<![CDATA[How To... Workshop (6-16 years): Singing and Songwriting]]> 16/08/2017 – Get hands on in our singing and songwriting workshop for 6-16 years]]> 16/08/2017 : Get hands on in our singing and songwriting workshop for 6-16 years



Get hands on in our fun and interactive singing and songwriting workshop for 6-16 years. Focusing on similar genres of music to those found in the songs of Amy Winehouse, this workshop will combine elements of singing and song writing.

Advance booking essential.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

This is a drop-off event. On confirmation of your place on the workshop, please complete a copy of the form below for each young person attending and return it to admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk as soon as possible afterwards or at least a week before the event. We will be unable to admit young people on their own without a signed consent form

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<![CDATA[How To... Workshop (6-16 years): Photography]]> 23/08/2017 – Get hands on in our photography workshop for 6-16 years]]> 23/08/2017 : Get hands on in our photography workshop for 6-16 years



Get hands on in our creative and practical photography workshop for 6-16 years.

This session is run by professional photographer Madeleine Waller. Beginners are welcome and no experience is required. Please feel free to bring your own camera if you have one but it is not essential. 

Originally from Australia, Madeleine has been living in London since 1987. A selection of her 'Portraits of Poets' is included in the National Portrait Gallery's     Collection. Her work has been published in several national UK publications and her book East London Swimmers is now available from Hoxton Mini Press. Madeleine has worked extensively in schools as an art educator delivering a wide range of creative photography workshops.

Advance booking essential.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

This is a drop-off event. On confirmation of your place on the workshop, please complete a copy of the form below for each young person attending and return it to http://admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk">admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk as soon as possible afterwards or at least a week before the event. We will be unable to admit young people on their own without a signed consent form

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<![CDATA[How To... Workshop (6-16 years): Sewing with Little Hands Design]]> 30/08/2017 – Get hands on in our sewing workshop for 6-16 years]]> 30/08/2017 : Get hands on in our sewing workshop for 6-16 years



Get hands on in our fun and interactive sewing workshop with Little Hands Design for 6-16 years.

What makes a style iconic? Make an Amy Winehouse inspired headscarf and find out about her truly individual style. 

Fashion designers from Little Hands Design will be at hand to guide you.  You will even get a chance to use a sewing machine!

Advance booking essential.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

This is a drop-off event. On confirmation of your place on the workshop, please complete a copy of the form below for each young person attending and return it to admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk as soon as possible afterwards or at least a week before the event. We will be unable to admit young people on their own without a signed consent form

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Amy Winehouse]]> 06/09/2017 – Hear from our curator about the Amy Winehouse exhibition]]> 06/09/2017 : Hear from our curator about the Amy Winehouse exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait from a museum curator.  

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July and 2 August

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<![CDATA[Yair Dalal: In Conversation and Concert]]> 07/09/2017 – ]]> 07/09/2017 :



An evening of words and music with Yair Dalal, the acclaimed Oud and violin virtuoso.

The evening opens with a conversation between Yair Dalal and the musicologist and performer Dr Sara Manasseh, chaired by musicologist Dr Malcolm Miller.

This will be followed by a concert given by Yair Dalal, performing music of the Sephardi and Mizrahi repertoires. There will be an opportunity to look around the Sephardi Voices exhibition from 6-7pm.

In partnership with the Jewish Music Institute (JMI) and Sephardi Voices UK

With generous support from The Exilarch's Foundation

By providing us with your contact details when booking your ticket, you give your consent to receive e-newsletters from JMI and to be contacted by the Jewish Museum London. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more details email us

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<![CDATA[Family Workshop (0-5 years): Family Photographs]]> 10/09/2017 – Pose for a portrait in our fun pop-up studio for 0-5 years]]> 10/09/2017 : Pose for a portrait in our fun pop-up studio for 0-5 years



Drop in parent/carer and child photography workshops.  Learn how to compose and capture natural portraits of your child in a fun pop-up photo studio

This session is run by professional photographer Madeleine Waller.

Originally from Australia, Madeleine has been living in London since 1987. A selection of her 'Portraits of Poets' is included in the National Portrait Gallery's Collection. Her work has been published in several national UK publications and her book East London Swimmers is now available from Hoxton Mini Press. Madeleine has worked extensively in schools as an art educator delivering a wide range of creative photography workshops.

Age 0-5. Advance booking essential.

Book Now: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

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<![CDATA[Tattooed Notes with Henry Hate]]> 14/09/2017 – Hear from Amy’s friend and tattoo artist Henry Hate]]> 14/09/2017 : Hear from Amy’s friend and tattoo artist Henry Hate



Hear from Amy's friend and tattoo artist Henry Hate as he talks about his friendship with Amy and the tattoos he designed for her.

Henry is the owner of Prick and established the studio 15 years ago. Henry has over 20 years experience in the industry.

Henry will be speaking with two guitarists; Matt Jones of Beady Eye and Rob Holliday who has worked with The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, The Mission, and Gary Human.

Doors: 6pm

Tickets include entry to the exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait which you can see from 6-7pm and 8-8.30pm.

Image: Amy Winehouse and Henry Hate, around 2004, Photograph: Gift of Henry Hate

Exhibition Events Programme Sponsored by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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<![CDATA[You Know I'm No Good: Young Women's Empowerment Festival]]> 17/09/2017 – Hear from inspirational speakers including Laura Bates, Gemma Cairney and Susie Orbach]]> 17/09/2017 : Hear from inspirational speakers including Laura Bates, Gemma Cairney and Susie Orbach



Hear from influential speakers and inspirational presenters in this programme of talks, performances and events.

Speakers include: 

Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality. Laura writes regularly for the Guardian, TIME magazine, Independent, Grazia, Red Magazine and others. 

Gemma Cairney, Radio 1's resident agony aunt on The Surgery and author of 'Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be'. 'Open' is full of honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between.

Susie Orbach, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. Susie will be exploring body image and eating disorders.

You can also enjoy live music performances by young artists from Amy's Yard, the Amy Winehouse Foundation's music programme, and more activities, talks and workshops. 

After booking you will receive further information closer to the event, with the option to reserve your place at speaker events. 

Exhibition Events Programme Sponsored by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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<![CDATA[Jewish Stokey Walking Tour]]> 24/09/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 24/09/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Today, the ultra-orthodox community predominates but with its neighbourhood park, numerous synagogues and shops, this tour provides an insight into the early Jewish migration from the East End northwards and community initiatives such as maternity homes, schools and social housing associated with communal leaders such as the Bearsted and Schonfeld families.

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<![CDATA[Jewish Whitechapel Walking Tour]]> 08/10/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 08/10/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



In and around Commercial Road you can still find reminders of the vibrant Jewish community which lived and worked there.

The streets and buildings evoke memories of local synagogues, street markets, medical missions and the Yiddish theatre. You will also visit Cable Street, the site of the battle against the fascists and home to Dr. Hannah Billig, the Angel of Cable Street.

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<![CDATA[Photography Workshop (11-18 years): My Faith and Me]]> 26/10/2017 – Develop your photography skills as part of an interfaith photography project for young people]]> 26/10/2017 : Develop your photography skills as part of an interfaith photography project for young people



Join us this half term for a free photography workshop.

Use your new skills and take on the challenge to take over the museum and create your own photography exhibition for Takeover Day about what your faith means to you.

This is an interfaith photographic project and the photography exhibition aims to reflect personal insights into faith from people of all backgrounds.

Join our Workshop: Take part in this free, expert-led photography workshop and learn new skills.
Take your Photo: Use your new photography knowledge to take a photograph reflecting ‘My Faith and Me’ in your own time.
Feature in an Exhibition: Send us your photo and it will be part of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum London on display for visitors from Takeover Day (17 November) until December.

Beginners are welcome and no experience is required. Please feel free to bring your own camera if you have one but it is not essential for the workshop. You are welcome to complete the photography project with either your own camera or phone.

This a free workshop and booking is essential as there is a maximum of 20 places. All young people under 16 will require parental consent for the drop off workshop.

Booking coming soon. Please contact learning@jewishmuseum.org.uk for more information.

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<![CDATA[Michael Rosen in Conversation: <br>‘So They Call You Pisher!’]]> 02/11/2017 – ]]> ‘So They Call You Pisher!’]]> 02/11/2017 :



"If you didn’t know whether to risk doing something, what’s the worst that could happen? ‘So they call you pisher!’”

Michael Rosen presents So They Call You Pisher!, his humorous and moving memoir looking at the first twenty-three years of his life. Born in the North London suburbs, his parents, Harold and Connie, both teachers, first met as teenage Communists in the 1930s Jewish East End. The family home was filled with stories of relatives in London, the United States and France and of those who had disappeared in Europe.

Unlike the children around them, Rosen and his brother Brian grew up dreaming of a socialist revolution; Party meetings were held in the front room, summers were for communist camping holidays, till it all changed after a trip to East Germany, when in 1957 his parents decided to leave “the Party.” Michael followed his own journey of radical self-discovery: running away to the Aldermaston March to ban the bomb, writing and performing in experimental political theatre, getting arrested during the 1968 movements.

Michael Rosen is the author of over 140 books of poetry, stories and politics. He was the Children’s Laureate between 2007–9 and is currently the professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths University. He has won numerous international awards for his work in literature. He presents Word of Mouth on BBC Radio 4.

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<![CDATA[Jewish Theatreland Walking Tour]]> 12/11/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 12/11/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Join this fun walking tour of London's Theatreland to explore connections with Jewish actors, impresarios, writers, producers and the early cinema industry.

The cast includes Lionel Bart, Lord Delfont, Oscar Deutsch and Barbra Streisand. Credits are also due to Lyons for the refreshments, Moss Bros for the costumes and Freed for the dance shoes.

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