rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Freud in Hampstead Walking Tour [Sold Out]]]> 22/04/2018 – Explore the memories of the Freud family in Hampstead.]]> 22/04/2018 : Explore the memories of the Freud family in Hampstead.



THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Explore the memories of the Freud family in Hampstead. Sigmund Freud escaped Nazi occupied Vienna in 1938 to 'die in freedom' and his home in Hampstead became a magnet for other European refugees. But he was not the only Freud to leave his mark in NW3. This walking tour profiles Sigmund and his friends, his daughter Anna whose work with children continues to this day in Maresfield Gardens and his son, Ernst, an architect whose modernist houses remain as testament to his talent.

Join this tour led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky. Rachel is a prize winning Blue Badge Guide who worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry as a professional researcher.

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<![CDATA[Cecil Roth Annual Lecture - Sir Moses & Lady Judith Montefiore: Between Tradition and Modernity]]> 09/05/2018 – Abigail Green explores the extraordinary life of Sir Moses Montefiore]]> 09/05/2018 : Abigail Green explores the extraordinary life of Sir Moses Montefiore



We welcome you to join us and prizewinning historian Abigail Green – Professor of Modern European History at the University of Oxford – for a talk that explores the life and works of Sir Moses Montefiore, and the less well-known story of his equally extraordinary wife, Judith.

Montefiore was the preeminent Jewish figure of the nineteenth century and one of the first truly global celebrities – a man whose 100th birthday was the cause of national and international rejoicing. A pioneering humanitarian, fundraiser, traveller and campaigner for Jewish emancipation on a grand scale, Montefiore and his Judith braved Greek pirates, stormy seas, and melting rivers as they crisscrossed Europe and the Mediterranean to relieve the plight of Jews in distress.

The Montefiores were simultaneously icons of Jewish modernity and models of traditional religiosity. This was a contradiction which, at the time, was perhaps less striking than it is now. Taking us from London to Jerusalem (via St Petersburg and Marrakesh), this is a talk that invites us to think again about tradition and modernity in Jewish history, and about what orthodoxy meant – then and now.

Guest lecturer, Abigail Green, previously published 'Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero' which won the Sami Rohr Choice Award, was a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, and the New Republic Best Book of 2010. She is now writing an international history of Jewish liberal activism book tentatively entitled ‘Children of 1848: Liberalism and the Jews from the Revolutions to Human Rights’. 


This annual Cecil Roth lecture, funded by the Cecil Roth Trust, has been created in collaboration with Cecil’s nephew, Joseph Roth. Joseph sadly passed away earlier this year, this lecture will serve to honour his tireless dedication and determination to celebrate his uncle’s contribution to Anglo-Jewish history. 

Cecil Roth was one of the greatest Jewish historians of the 20th century. The museum is privileged to host these thought-provoking lectures. He was also one of the original founders of the Jewish Museum in 1932. 


The talk will be approximately 45 minutes long with time for questions and answers afterwards. 

Doors: 6pm | Café: 6 – 7pm | Shop: 6 - 7pm | Galleries: 6 - 7pm. Talk starts at 7pm.

This event is free with museum entry. Book your space: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk 

 

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<![CDATA[The Kid's Kitchen (2-5yrs)]]> 13/05/2018 – Fun, hands-on cooking classes with a French twist]]> 13/05/2018 : Fun, hands-on cooking classes with a French twist



Children will enjoy being creative with some typical French food and learn how to make edible sandwich 'snails' and their own Eiffel Tower.

Booking is advised as this event is popular.

Box office: 020 7284 7384, admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

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26/03/2018]]>
<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Elsbeth Juda: Grit and Glamour]]> 14/05/2018 – Discover more about the life and works of Elsbeth Juda]]> 14/05/2018 : Discover more about the life and works of Elsbeth Juda



Her work encompassed industry and famous architects, glossy magazines to iconic models. Uncover the stories and wonder behind these glorious photographs and the life of Elsbeth Juda on these Curator led talks.

2-2.30pm in the Welcome Gallery.

This event is free.

This talks is also taking place on:

  • 11 June
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<![CDATA[The City: A Walk of Jewish Firsts Walking Tour]]> 27/05/2018 – Set against the backdrop of the City of London we highlight the stories of Jewish Firsts, many of whom broke down the barriers of discrimination in Victorian England.]]> 27/05/2018 : Set against the backdrop of the City of London we highlight the stories of Jewish Firsts, many of whom broke down the barriers of discrimination in Victorian England.



Set against the backdrop of the City of London we highlight the stories of Jewish Firsts, many of which broke down the barriers of discrimination in Victorian England. Featured are not only the first synagogues but also the first Jewish MP, Lord Mayor, a Jewish-born Prime Minister, a Baronet and a business which has been on the same site since the early 1800s.

Join this tour led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky. Rachel is a prize-winning Blue Badge Guide who worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry as a professional researcher.

 
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<![CDATA[Get Creative! (5-11yrs)]]> 29/05/2018 – Drop-in arts and craft sessions]]> 29/05/2018 : Drop-in arts and craft sessions



Enjoy arts and crafts inspired by our latest exhibition, Asterix in Britain.

This is a free, drop-in session.

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<![CDATA[Curious Explorers Morning (5-15yrs)]]> 30/05/2018 – An accessible morning for children, their siblings, parents and carers]]> 30/05/2018 : An accessible morning for children, their siblings, parents and carers



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.

More details to follow...

 

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Asterix in Britain]]> 30/05/2018 – Behind the scenes of René Goscinny]]> 30/05/2018 : Behind the scenes of René Goscinny



Join us for these curator-led talks to discover the life and works of René Goscinny and his beloved comics. 

Wednesday 2-2.30pm

These talks are also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 27 June
  • Wednesday 25 July
  • Wednesday 29 August
  • Wednesday 26 September
 
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26/03/2018]]>
<![CDATA[Get Creative! (5-11yrs)]]> 31/05/2018 – Drop-in arts and craft sessions]]> 31/05/2018 : Drop-in arts and craft sessions



Enjoy arts and crafts inspired by our latest exhibition, Asterix in Britain.

This is a free, drop-in session.

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04/04/2018]]>
<![CDATA[The Jewish Joke]]> 31/05/2018 – Devorah Baum shares the hilarious history of the Jewish joke in conversation with Peter Pomerantsev.]]> 31/05/2018 : Devorah Baum shares the hilarious history of the Jewish joke in conversation with Peter Pomerantsev.



Devorah Baum shares the hilarious history of the Jewish joke in conversation with Peter Pomerantsev.

It is as old as Abraham, and like the Jews themselves it has wandered over the world, learned countless new languages, worked with a range of different materials, been performed in front of some pretty hostile crowds, but still retained its own distinctive identity.

So what is it that animates the Jewish joke? Why are Jews so often thought of as ‘funny’? And how old can a joke get?

Baum will be discussing her latest book, 'The Jewish Joke', which is a brilliant - and very funny - riff on Jewish jokes about what marks them apart from other jokes, why they are important to Jewish identity, and how they work. Ranging from self-deprecation to anti-Semitism, politics to sex, it looks at the past of Jewish joking and asks whether the Jewish joke has a future. With jokes from Woody Allen, Lena Dunham and Jerry Seinfeld, as well as Freud and Marx (Groucho mostly), this is both a compendium and a commentary, light-hearted and deeply insightful.


About the speakers:

Devorah Baum is the author of 'Feeling Jewish' (a book for just about anyone) (Yale, October 2017) and co-director of the documentary film 'The New Man'.
She is Lecturer in English Literature and Critical Theory at the University of Southampton and affiliate of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations.

Peter Pomerantsev is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE, an author and TV producer. He writes for publications including the FT, LRB and many others. His book on Russian propaganda, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, won the 2016 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, was nominated for the Samuel Johnson, Guardian First Book, Pushkin House and Gordon Burns Prizes. It is translated into over a dozen languages. He is working on his next book, which looks at developments in the 'battle for hearts and minds' across the world

 
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<![CDATA[Elsbeth Juda: Her Life and Work]]> 06/06/2018 – A talk given by Michael Mohammed - director of L'equiment Des Arts]]> 06/06/2018 : A talk given by Michael Mohammed - director of L'equiment Des Arts



In this enlightening talk Michael Mohammed, Managing Director of L’Equipement des Arts, will be exploring the life of Elsbeth Juda through her most famous and striking images.

Michael Mohammed is the co-founder, Creative Director and Head of Exhibition Development at L’Equipement des Arts – Gallery. He is a passionate eclectic art collector, working for over twenty-five years as an art consultant and art dealer.  He also spent a decade working at The Fine Art Society of New Bond street, London, alongside the preeminent art dealer Andrew Mcintosh Patrick. 

Venue: Welcome Gallery.

This event is free to attend.

 
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<![CDATA[Objects and Memory: Baron Ferdinand Rothschild’s Jewish Roots]]> 07/06/2018 – An exploration into the Rothschilds' view of their Jewish Roots]]> 07/06/2018 : An exploration into the Rothschilds' view of their Jewish Roots



Baron Ferdinand Rothschild (1839–1898) is famed for his extraordinary collection of Renaissance treasures held at Waddesdon Manor. These objects were bequeathed to the British Museum at his death and tell a fascinating story.

The rise of the Rothschilds from the Frankfurt Jewish quarter to become bankers to the world within two generations is one of the great rags to riches stories in Europe.

This talk will explore Baron Ferdinand’s unpublished reminiscences, revealing his interest in the history and mythology of the Rothschilds as a Frankfurt Jewish banking dynasty.

The status and significance of Judaica in the Waddesdon Bequest and other family collections is also explored within the context of nineteenth-century collecting, the development of the art market and an emerging sense of a Jewish European history and identity.


Dr Dora Thornton is Curator of Antique and Contemporary Silver, Modern Jewellery, and Art Medals at The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection.

Dr Thornton joined the Goldsmiths’ Company from a distinguished career at the British Museum. An expert on Renaissance Europe, she has researched, published and lectured in this field, with a focus on treasures dating from 1500-1660. As the Museum’s Curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest, Dr Thornton led the launch of the Waddesdon Bequest Gallery in 2015, and curated the acclaimed exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World in 2012.  

Dr Thornton holds an MA Hons in Modern History from St Hilda’s College, Oxford.  She completed both an MPhil on The Renaissance (Combined Historical Studies); and a PhD, The Study Room in Renaissance Italy, with particular reference to Venice 1560-1620, at the Warburg Institute, London.

This lecture series is held in memory of Martin Norton a famed dealer in antique silver, jewellery, miniatures and objets de vertu.

Doors 6pm | Café 6 – 7pm | Shop 6 - 7pm | Galleries 6 - 7pm

The lecture will start at 7pm.

 

 
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<![CDATA[The Creation Station (1-5yrs)]]> 10/06/2018 – Fun, hands-on crafts inspired by Astérix in Britain]]> 10/06/2018 : Fun, hands-on crafts inspired by Astérix in Britain



Get stuck in with this free session using arts and crafts inspired by our current exhibition. Create a helmet like Astérix, gave a go at making clay creatures and design your own sword!

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

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Elsbeth Juda: Grit and Glamour]]> 11/06/2018 – Discover more about the life and works of Elsbeth Juda]]> 11/06/2018 : Discover more about the life and works of Elsbeth Juda



Her work encompassed industry and famous architects, glossy magazines to iconic models. Uncover the stories and wonder behind these glorious photographs and the life of Elsbeth Juda on these Curator led talks.

2-2.30pm in the Welcome Gallery.

This event is free.

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<![CDATA[Art is My Weapon: Lin Jaldati’s Political Satire]]> 20/06/2018 – David Shneer, historian, presents a Dutch Jewish cabaret performer]]> 20/06/2018 : David Shneer, historian, presents a Dutch Jewish cabaret performer



Based on his groundbreaking research in archives on three continents, historian David Shneer brings Lin Jaldati, a Dutch Jewish cabaret performer, who used political satire and fierce activism to advocate for change throughout her life. Through a compelling narrative, rare photographs, archival footage, as well as live performances of her repertoire, including Yiddish songs she originally sang for Holocaust survivors in DP camps, peasants in Indonesia, factory workers in North Korea, Shneer brings her political satire to Jewish Museum audiences.

Doors 6pm | Café 6 – 7pm | Shop 6 - 7pm and 8 – 8.30pm | Galleries 6 - 7pm and 8 – 8.30pm.

 
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<![CDATA['Remember Baghdad' Film Screening]]> 21/06/2018 – Come and watch the untold story of Irag with insight into how the country developed through the eyes of the Jews.]]> 21/06/2018 : Come and watch the untold story of Irag with insight into how the country developed through the eyes of the Jews.



Remember Baghdad is the untold story of Iraq, an unmissable insight into how the country developed through the eyes of the Jews, Iraq’s first wave of refugees. From picnics on the Tigris, to hangings, imprisonment and escape, moving individual stories take us from past to present unfolding onto the wider story of the Middle East.

In their lives are played out the consequences of the self-serving monarchy imposed by the British, Nazi influence, and the creation of Israel. After 2,600 years living peacefully in the area, in one generation the community vanishes. With vivid testimony, home movies and news archive, we follow the lives of four families, and one man goes back to buy a house in Iraq.

Remember Baghdad is history made personal, revealing the little-known but fascinating back story of how the disintegration began in a country that has exploded into our lives today.

Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

This film will be screened in English.

Doors 6pm | Café 6 – 7pm | Shop 6 - 7pm | Galleries 6 - 7pm

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<![CDATA[Stokey: A Jewish Village Walking Tour]]> 24/06/2018 – 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.]]> 24/06/2018 : 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.



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.

Join this tour led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky. Rachel is a prize winning Blue Badge Guide who worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry as a professional researcher.

 
 
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20/11/2017]]>
<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Asterix in Britain]]> 27/06/2018 – Behind the scenes of René Goscinny]]> 27/06/2018 : Behind the scenes of René Goscinny



Join us for these curator-led talks to discover the life and works of René Goscinny and his beloved comics. 

Wednesday 2-2.30pm

These talks are also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 25 July
  • Wednesday 29 August
  • Wednesday 26 September
 
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<![CDATA[Asterix in Translation]]> 28/06/2018 – Hear from Oliver Kamm, lead writer and columnist for The Times]]> 28/06/2018 : Hear from Oliver Kamm, lead writer and columnist for The Times



Oliver Kamm, leader writer and columnist for The Times and son of the literary translator Anthea Bell, reflects on how Asterix has become an icon of British humour.

Anthea’s translations of Asterix are acclaimed for their distinctive English wordplay while retaining the spirit of the French originals. Hear how Asterix has become an icon of British humour and learn more about Anthea's process of translating.

Oliver Kamm is a British journalist and writer. Since 2008 he has been a leader writer and columnist for The Times. Previously, he had a 20-year career in the financial sector.

 
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<![CDATA[Baby Jazz (16mths-5 yrs)]]> 08/07/2018 – Do a little dance!]]> 08/07/2018 : Do a little dance!



Singing and live jazz in a fun, friendly and playful atmosphere. Expect live music, original songs and lots of giggles.

There are two sessions, the earlier one for 16 months onwards. Please book which session you feel is more appropriate.

This event is free but is popular. It is advisable to book your place in advance.

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

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tom Berry]]> 08/07/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 08/07/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!

Tom Berry 

Tom aims to create a piece which depicts the Kindertransport and takes influence from the Museum collection. 

The piece is part of a larger series called Migrating Up, which will present the viewer with various depictions on the theme of moving people and encourage people to think more broadly about what constitutes migration. 

tomberryart.co.uk/
instagram.com/tomberryart/
twitter.com/tomberryart

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Matt Boyce]]> 10/07/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 10/07/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Matt Boyce 

Matt is a London based cartoonist, illustrator and teacher whose work has featured in publications such as ImagineFX, Sleazenation, ThreeForFree, Accent UK and more. 

Born to Deaf parents, he is well versed in communicating visually and regularly incorporates his comics into his teaching and workshops.  

mattboyce.com
facebook.com/mattboycedraws
instagram.com/MATTBOYCEDRAWS
twitter.com/mattboycecomics

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<![CDATA[Stitch, Stitch, Stitch Walking Tour]]> 15/07/2018 – This tour explores the background to the ever-changing garment trade that once dominated the East End]]> 15/07/2018 : This tour explores the background to the ever-changing garment trade that once dominated the East End



This tour explores the background to the ever-changing garment trade that once dominated the East End. Originally the centre of London's silk and sweated tailoring industries dominated by the French and Jewish immigrants, the same streets today are a centre for African textile shops, bespoke tailoring, designer makers and cutting edge fashion.

Join this tour led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky. Rachel is a prize winning Blue Badge Guide who worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry as a professional researcher.

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Taymah Anderson]]> 22/07/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 22/07/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!

Taymah Anderson

Taymah Anderson was born in Paddington, London and was raised in the city's north-west.  

 Under the name Said Taymah, Anderson has produced images for independent publications, graphic novels, online magazines and events. 

In 2016 he had graduated reading BA Graphic Design at the Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design. There he sought to learn various practices of communication, ranging from advertising, crafting metals and engaging with code. Anderson had taken a designer's method to problem-solving and applied this to his drawings, often holding an autobiographical approach.He found his place as a Graphic artist.  

Exhibitions include a solo show at Forty Seven London, "Said Taymah in Retrospect", 2016; Hoxton Gallery, "Work in Progress show", 2016; Central Saint Martin's Show Two (Design), 2016; 

He curated an evening of fine arts and live music at the "The Black-current and Stray Coffee Jam", London, 2015; In April 2017, Anderson was invited to draw for the 7th annual event, "University Business Forum" in Brussels, Belgium. There he was to perform a live drawn response to matters of the forum and its speakers. 

The North West London native is the founder of "The Mark Life Drawing Society", seeking to bring the discipline of drawing to underrepresented creatives, promoting better mental health and wellbeing through the arts. 

His interests lie in sounds and the diverse cultures they revolve around, and social development, with a focus on the stories of people we live amongst. 

Connect with Taymah:
Instagam

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Zoom Rockman]]> 24/07/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 24/07/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Zoom Rockman 

Zoom Rockman (born in 2000) is a British Artist/Satirist whose comic strip, Skanky Pigeon first appeared in the Beano when he was 12 years old. Age 16, he became the youngest cartoonist in Private Eye Magazine history. Described as “A rising star with edgy wit and genuine cultural awareness well beyond his years.” The Evening Standard named Zoom as one of the most influential Londoners under 25. 

Zoom’s Art humours and heroes the everyday grime and energy of London and has become increasingly collectable. His solo exhibition at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden was a sell-out event. Zoom is Young Ambassador for the world’s biggest arts charity, The Big Draw. He is passionate about the importance of creativity in education and has been invited to speak on this subject at the House of Commons, Advertising Industry events and various art galleries. 

Connect with Zoom:

www.thezoom.co.uk 
facebook.com/ZoomRockmanArtistCartoonist
Twitter: The_ZoomComic 
Instagram: the_zoomcomic 

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Asterix in Britain]]> 25/07/2018 – Behind the scenes of René Goscinny]]> 25/07/2018 : Behind the scenes of René Goscinny



Join us for these curator-led talks to discover the life and works of René Goscinny and his beloved comics. 

Wednesday 2-2.30pm

These talks are also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 29 August
  • Wednesday 26 September
 
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<![CDATA[How to Draw Anything Workshop]]> 26/07/2018 – Workshop on expression from the founders of Scriberia]]> 26/07/2018 : Workshop on expression from the founders of Scriberia



Remember how you used to draw with confidence and joy as a child? What happened? Why did you stop? This workshop will help you rediscover that natural instinct for expressing yourself through drawing, and along the way you will see how drawing can give clarity to your thoughts, trigger memories, invigorate passions and solve problems.

Led by Chris Wilson and Dan Porter, founders of Scriberia and authors of "How to Draw Anything", this workshop will set out to repair our broken relationship with drawing. It will take drawing out of the art world and put it into your world, introducing you to drawing as a practical tool for everyday life that will change the way you work, think and communicate. No previous drawing experience necessary.

 
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<![CDATA[Autobiographical Comic Book Workshop]]> 28/07/2018 – Artist, scholar and curator: Dr Sarah Lightman]]> 28/07/2018 : Artist, scholar and curator: Dr Sarah Lightman



Dr Sarah Lightman is an artist, scholar, curator and Eisner- award winning author, she is currently completing her autobiographical graphic novel, "The Book of Sarah" (Myriad Editions 2019). Learn how you can tell your own story through words and images. 

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Zoom Rockman]]> 29/07/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 29/07/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Zoom Rockman 

Zoom Rockman (born in 2000) is a British Artist/Satirist whose comic strip, Skanky Pigeon first appeared in the Beano when he was 12 years old. Age 16, he became the youngest cartoonist in Private Eye Magazine history. Described as “A rising star with edgy wit and genuine cultural awareness well beyond his years.” The Evening Standard named Zoom as one of the most influential Londoners under 25. 

Zoom’s Art humours and heroes the everyday grime and energy of London and has become increasingly collectable. His solo exhibition at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden was a sell-out event. Zoom is Young Ambassador for the world’s biggest arts charity, The Big Draw. He is passionate about the importance of creativity in education and has been invited to speak on this subject at the House of Commons, Advertising Industry events and various art galleries. 

Connect with Zoom:

www.thezoom.co.uk
facebook.com/ZoomRockmanArtistCartoonist/ 
Twitter: The_ZoomComic 
Instagram: the_zoomcomic 

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<![CDATA[Family French Festival]]> 29/07/2018 – Hosted with Club Petit Pierrot]]> 29/07/2018 : Hosted with Club Petit Pierrot



Join us and Club Petit Pierrot for an afternoon packed full of fun French-themed activities. 

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

More details to follow soon...

 

Est in 1993, Club Petit Pierrot offers fun French lessons to babies and children across London.

Highly recommended by BBC, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Time Out & Angels & Urchins magazine.

Fully accredited GOLD Member of Childrens’ Activities Association.

 

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Zoom Rockman]]> 31/07/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 31/07/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Zoom Rockman 

Zoom Rockman (born in 2000) is a British Artist/Satirist whose comic strip, Skanky Pigeon first appeared in the Beano when he was 12 years old. Age 16, he became the youngest cartoonist in Private Eye Magazine history. Described as “A rising star with edgy wit and genuine cultural awareness well beyond his years.” The Evening Standard named Zoom as one of the most influential Londoners under 25. 

Zoom’s Art humours and heroes the everyday grime and energy of London and has become increasingly collectable. His solo exhibition at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden was a sell-out event. Zoom is Young Ambassador for the world’s biggest arts charity, The Big Draw. He is passionate about the importance of creativity in education and has been invited to speak on this subject at the House of Commons, Advertising Industry events and various art galleries. 

Connect with Zoom:

www.thezoom.co.uk
facebook.com/ZoomRockmanArtistCartoonist
Twitter: The_ZoomComic 
Instagram: the_zoomcomic 

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<![CDATA[Theology to Theatre, Morals to Music: Hoop Lane Cemetery Walking Tour]]> 05/08/2018 – This popular tour highlights the history of the Sephardi and Reform cemeteries together with the fascinating lives of those for whom Hoop Lane is their final resting place.]]> 05/08/2018 : This popular tour highlights the history of the Sephardi and Reform cemeteries together with the fascinating lives of those for whom Hoop Lane is their final resting place.



This popular tour highlights the history of the Sephardi and Reform cemeteries together with the fascinating lives of those for whom Hoop Lane is their final resting place. Stories include those of Hugo Gryn, Sydney Tafler, Sir Basil Henriques and Marjorie Proops together with murder, the Barmitzvah Boy and Turkish Delight.

Join this tour led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky. Rachel is a prize winning Blue Badge Guide who worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry as a professional researcher.

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Zoom Rockman]]> 05/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 05/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Zoom Rockman 

Zoom Rockman (born in 2000) is a British Artist/Satirist whose comic strip, Skanky Pigeon first appeared in the Beano when he was 12 years old. Age 16, he became the youngest cartoonist in Private Eye Magazine history. Described as “A rising star with edgy wit and genuine cultural awareness well beyond his years.” The Evening Standard named Zoom as one of the most influential Londoners under 25. 

Zoom’s Art humours and heroes the everyday grime and energy of London and has become increasingly collectable. His solo exhibition at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden was a sell-out event. Zoom is Young Ambassador for the world’s biggest arts charity, The Big Draw. He is passionate about the importance of creativity in education and has been invited to speak on this subject at the House of Commons, Advertising Industry events and various art galleries. 

Connect with Zoom:

www.thezoom.co.uk 
facebook.com/ZoomRockmanArtistCartoonist/ 
Twitter: The_ZoomComic 
Instagram: the_zoomcomic 

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tom Berry]]> 07/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 07/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!

Tom Berry 

Tom aims to create a piece which depicts the Kindertransport and takes influence from the Museum collection. 

The piece is part of a larger series called Migrating Up, which will present the viewer with various depictions on the theme of moving people and encourage people to think more broadly about what constitutes migration. 

Connect with Tom:

tomberryart.co.uk/
instagram.com/tomberryart/
twitter.com/tomberryart

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<![CDATA[Telling Tales (2-5yrs)]]> 12/08/2018 – In collaboration with Sandal Sticks Theatre]]> 12/08/2018 : In collaboration with Sandal Sticks Theatre



Interactive storytelling and a craft activity with Sandal Sticks Theatre.

Sandal Sticks Theatre is an interactive storytelling company founded by Grethe Mangala Jensen, an ALRA trained actress/puppeteer.

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

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tasreen Rahman]]> 12/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 12/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Tasreen Rahman 

I’m Tasreen. I’m a design graduate from Goldsmiths University of London. I am a designer. (What kind of design?) I try to practice all-encompassing-inter-disciplinary-unorthodox-playful-can’t-really-be-categorised kind of design… but really, I’m just a narrative enthusiast having a go at creating comics. I’m really interested in human behaviours and conversations - we’re just so complex and weird as a species, it’s fascinating and makes for such great comic book content. 

Comics are unapologetic/unfiltered, lighthearted and funny. The format is great for exploring complexities – like conversations on taboo topics that we need to have but because they’re so uncomfortably complex, we might avoid. Comics covering these topics can offer readers a new perspective on the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence – something that Alan Moore states we’ve retreated from in recent years as a result of the pure-escapism we get from comics.  

Currently, comics do address individual micro-narratives in relation to a macro narrative, but by failing to clearly emphasise that the macro affects the micro more than vice versa, there seems to be a gap for stories encouraging people to both escape and then reflect. These are themes I explore in my very own comic, X-Y-Z.  

And finally above all else, I really love penguins. 

Connect with Tasreen:

www.tasreenrahman.co.uk

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<![CDATA[Laydeez do Comics]]> 13/08/2018 – Artist, scholar and curator: Dr Sarah Lightman]]> 13/08/2018 : Artist, scholar and curator: Dr Sarah Lightman



Everyone is welcome to join Laydeez do Comics. Launched in July 2009 by artists Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, LDC is the first women-led, but not women-only, graphic novel forum in the UK. Astrid Schmetterling, Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, will be discussing the extraordinary life and work of Charlotte Salomon. Hear from Corinne Pearlman, Creative Director of Myriad Editions, speaking about their latest publication, ‘The Inking Woman’, celebrating 250 years of the work of women cartoonists in Britain. 


Free – visitors will need to pay to visit Asterix and other museum galleries

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tom Berry]]> 14/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 14/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!

Tom Berry 

Tom aims to create a piece which depicts the Kindertransport and takes influence from the Museum collection. 

The piece is part of a larger series called Migrating Up, which will present the viewer with various depictions on the theme of moving people and encourage people to think more broadly about what constitutes migration. 

Connect with Tom:

tomberryart.co.uk/
instagram.com/tomberryart/
twitter.com/tomberryart

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tasreen Rahman]]> 19/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 19/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Tasreen Rahman

I’m Tasreen. I’m a design graduate from Goldsmiths University of London. I am a designer. (What kind of design?) I try to practice all-encompassing-inter-disciplinary-unorthodox-playful-can’t-really-be-categorised kind of design… but really, I’m just a narrative enthusiast having a go at creating comics. I’m really interested in human behaviours and conversations - we’re just so complex and weird as a species, it’s fascinating and makes for such great comic book content. 

Comics are unapologetic/unfiltered, lighthearted and funny. The format is great for exploring complexities – like conversations on taboo topics that we need to have but because they’re so uncomfortably complex, we might avoid. Comics covering these topics can offer readers a new perspective on the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence – something that Alan Moore states we’ve retreated from in recent years as a result of the pure-escapism we get from comics.  

Currently, comics do address individual micro-narratives in relation to a macro narrative, but by failing to clearly emphasise that the macro affects the micro more than vice versa, there seems to be a gap for stories encouraging people to both escape and then reflect. These are themes I explore in my very own comic, X-Y-Z.  

And finally above all else, I really love penguins. 

Connect with Tasreen:

www.tasreenrahman.co.uk

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tom Berry]]> 21/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 21/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!

Tom Berry 

Tom aims to create a piece which depicts the Kindertransport and takes influence from the Museum collection. 

The piece is part of a larger series called Migrating Up, which will present the viewer with various depictions on the theme of moving people and encourage people to think more broadly about what constitutes migration. 

Connect with Tom:

tomberryart.co.uk/
instagram.com/tomberryart/
twitter.com/tomberryart

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tasreen Rahman]]> 26/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 26/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Tasreen Rahman 

I’m Tasreen. I’m a design graduate from Goldsmiths University of London. I am a designer. (What kind of design?) I try to practice all-encompassing-inter-disciplinary-unorthodox-playful-can’t-really-be-categorised kind of design… but really, I’m just a narrative enthusiast having a go at creating comics. I’m really interested in human behaviours and conversations - we’re just so complex and weird as a species, it’s fascinating and makes for such great comic book content. 

Comics are unapologetic/unfiltered, lighthearted and funny. The format is great for exploring complexities – like conversations on taboo topics that we need to have but because they’re so uncomfortably complex, we might avoid. Comics covering these topics can offer readers a new perspective on the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence – something that Alan Moore states we’ve retreated from in recent years as a result of the pure-escapism we get from comics.  

Currently, comics do address individual micro-narratives in relation to a macro narrative, but by failing to clearly emphasise that the macro affects the micro more than vice versa, there seems to be a gap for stories encouraging people to both escape and then reflect. These are themes I explore in my very own comic, X-Y-Z.  

And finally above all else, I really love penguins. 

Connect with Tasreen:

www.tasreenrahman.co.uk

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Paul Shinn]]> 28/08/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 28/08/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Paul Shinn 

Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in London. Paul uses a combination of hand-drawn and digital techniques in his illustration work, and likes to create images which make people smile. He has a BA degree in Typography & Graphic Communication and an MA in Illustration. 
 
Paul's illustrations have appeared in ShellsuitZombie magazine, Amelia's Magazine and TwoFold Magazine, and he has also produced a number of book covers. His clients include British Gas, Hitachi Data Systems, the Elephant Family charity, and the bands Emmy The Great and Emperor Yes. Paul has recently worked with Sunset + Vine to produce a series of YouTube Draw My Life videos for the International Olympic Committee, Lord's Cricket Ground and Crufts. 
 
Paul has exhibited work in group shows at a number of London-based galleries and taken part in a group exhibition in Osaka, Japan. Paul has self-published four comics: March Of The Penguins, Look What  
I Drawed, I Am Not A Dog, and Dr. Powerglove.  

Connect with Paul:

www.paulshinndraws.com 
www.facebook.com/paulshinndraws 
Twitter @paulshinndraws 
Instagram @paulshinndraws 

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Asterix in Britain]]> 29/08/2018 – Behind the scenes of René Goscinny]]> 29/08/2018 : Behind the scenes of René Goscinny



Join us for these curator-led talks to discover the life and works of René Goscinny and his beloved comics. 

Wednesday 2-2.30pm

These talks are also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 26 September
 
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<![CDATA[Pow! Bam! Oy! Comic Book Late]]> 30/08/2018 – Our Museum Late - fancy dress!]]> 30/08/2018 : Our Museum Late - fancy dress!



A comic book themed extravaganza, featuring live artist demos, workshops and a prize for the best dressed.

Unwind with a drink and explore the museum after hours.

More details to follow...

 
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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tasreen Rahman]]> 02/09/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 02/09/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself!  

Tasreen Rahman 

I’m Tasreen. I’m a design graduate from Goldsmiths University of London. I am a designer. (What kind of design?) I try to practice all-encompassing-inter-disciplinary-unorthodox-playful-can’t-really-be-categorised kind of design… but really, I’m just a narrative enthusiast having a go at creating comics. I’m really interested in human behaviours and conversations - we’re just so complex and weird as a species, it’s fascinating and makes for such great comic book content. 

Comics are unapologetic/unfiltered, lighthearted and funny. The format is great for exploring complexities – like conversations on taboo topics that we need to have but because they’re so uncomfortably complex, we might avoid. Comics covering these topics can offer readers a new perspective on the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence – something that Alan Moore states we’ve retreated from in recent years as a result of the pure-escapism we get from comics.  

Currently, comics do address individual micro-narratives in relation to a macro narrative, but by failing to clearly emphasise that the macro affects the micro more than vice versa, there seems to be a gap for stories encouraging people to both escape and then reflect. These are themes I explore in my very own comic, X-Y-Z.  

And finally above all else, I really love penguins. 

Connect with Tasreen:

www.tasreenrahman.co.uk

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Lucie Arnoux]]> 04/09/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 04/09/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself! 

Lucie Arnoux

Lucie left her native South of France in 2011 to sketch around in London. She graduated from Kingston University in Illustration and Animation in 2013, and has since been working for a variety of clients.

Along with the uninterrupted monthly publication of her comics in the magazine Lanfeust since 2011, she has illustrated children books for Pushkin Press (UK) and Flammarion (France). She has been Artist in Residence for Sidmouth Folkweek, the International Youth Arts Festival, Womad's world music festival and the Rose Theatre. She has worked under the direction of Tony-nominated designer Tim Bird for the production of The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Winterland. She is presently working on projects in France as well as the UK.

Connect with Lucie:

willoe.carbonmade.com
Facebook

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<![CDATA[Brit(ish) Stand Up Comedy]]> 06/09/2018 – In collaboration with Good Ship Comedy]]> 06/09/2018 : In collaboration with Good Ship Comedy



Good evening all! Welcome to our standup comedy night!

Asterix found much to laugh about when he came to visit these Isles – but how do we feel about Britishness today?

In an evening curated by Ben Van der Velde, resident MC at the Good Ship Comedy, these diverse comics including Alice Fraser, Pierre Novellie and Sindhu Vee, will be tackling the topics of identity, assimilation and Brexit!

Ben Van der Velde

Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.

Alice Fraser

Alice Fraser is an Australian comedian, writer, podcaster and actress.

In January 2017, Fraser received a Tomorrow Maker grant for her podcast, Tea with Alice.[4] Previous guests on the podcast have included many illustrious comedy stars, such as Wil Anderson, Andy Zaltzman and others. In 2017, Alice became a semi-regular co-host on the long-running podcast The Bugle, hosted by Andy Zaltzman.

Sindhu Vee

I grew up in the Philippines, Lucknow and Delhi, my dad is Tamil, my mum is from Uttar Pradesh, I studied in Delhi, Oxford, Montreal and Chicago, my husband is Danish, I live in London, and I can probably do your accent.

I TOLD MY FIRST JOKE AT AGE 4
I had a terrible stutter so it took a very. Long. Time.

I USED TO BE A BANKER
Calm down.

I HAVE THREE CHILDREN
They tell me they're laughing with me, not at me. *eyeroll*

I GET PAID TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH
Can it get better, you ask? Yes. Hire me.

Pierre Novellie

Pierre Novellie is one of the best up-and-coming comedians in the United Kingdom.

Pierre is a regular correspondent in BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. He previously had a regular role in the three-part Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Outsiders, as well as appearing in the Joke Thievespilot for BBC2 opposite Marcus Brigstocke, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and 4OD’s comedy series Taxi Gags and a guest on Frank Skinner’s Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History.

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Lucie Arnoux]]> 08/09/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 08/09/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself! 

Lucie Arnoux

Lucie left her native South of France in 2011 to sketch around in London. She graduated from Kingston University in Illustration and Animation in 2013, and has since been working for a variety of clients.

Along with the uninterrupted monthly publication of her comics in the magazine Lanfeust since 2011, she has illustrated children books for Pushkin Press (UK) and Flammarion (France). She has been Artist in Residence for Sidmouth Folkweek, the International Youth Arts Festival, Womad's world music festival and the Rose Theatre. She has worked under the direction of Tony-nominated designer Tim Bird for the production of The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Winterland. She is presently working on projects in France as well as the UK.

Connect with Lucie:

willoe.carbonmade.com
Facebook

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<![CDATA[Debutots (6mths-5yrs)]]> 09/09/2018 – Learning through story, drama and play]]> 09/09/2018 : Learning through story, drama and play



Join Debutots in a unique and highly interactive storytelling and drama session, for children under the age of 5. There’ll be movement to music, bubbles, a wonderful story, plus fun with the parachute.

There are two-time slots suitable for different ages. Please attend the one you feel appropriate.

This event is free but is popular so advance booking advised

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

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Lucie Arnoux]]> 13/09/2018 – This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 13/09/2018 : This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.



This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action. They will be creating their own cartoons, as well as responding to the galleries and visitors – you may end up as a work of art yourself! 

Lucie Arnoux

Lucie left her native South of France in 2011 to sketch around in London. She graduated from Kingston University in Illustration and Animation in 2013, and has since been working for a variety of clients.

Along with the uninterrupted monthly publication of her comics in the magazine Lanfeust since 2011, she has illustrated children books for Pushkin Press (UK) and Flammarion (France). She has been Artist in Residence for Sidmouth Folkweek, the International Youth Arts Festival, Womad's world music festival and the Rose Theatre. She has worked under the direction of Tony-nominated designer Tim Bird for the production of The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Winterland. She is presently working on projects in France as well as the UK.

Connect with Lucie:

willoe.carbonmade.com
Facebook

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