rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Zangwill's Ghetto: An East End Story]]> 12/10/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 12/10/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Israel Zangwill’s birth visiting the streets that inspired his classic novel ‘Children of the Ghetto’. From ‘The People of the Abyss' to 'Chicken Soup', the streets of Spitalfields have inspired other writers throughout the centuries to the present day and included are short passages from Zangwill, and those inspired by him including Jack London and Arnold Wesker.

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<![CDATA[Word Games]]> 19/10/2014 – Jewish women poets use Abram Games as inspiration]]> 19/10/2014 : Jewish women poets use Abram Games as inspiration



Taking as their theme Abram Games' credo, "maximum meaning, minimum means", Jewish women poets come together for an afternoon of playful and poetic engagement with questions of language and identity, in a poetry reading curated by the Jewish Museum's Poet in Residence, Aviva Dautch with an introduction to Games' work by Irene Wise. Featuring Linda Black, Yvonne Green, Eve Grubin, Jude Rosen and Leah Thorn.


Linda Black is an artist, an award-winning poet with four published collections, and an editor of Long Poem Magazine.

Click here to read more about Aviva Dautch

Yvonne Green is a Smith/Doorstop prizewinner and has published several acclaimed collections of original poems and translations, with 4 new books due out in 2014/15.

Eve Grubin’s book of poems, Morning Prayer, was published by the Sheep Meadow Press; she teaches at NYU in London, The Poetry School and the London School of Jewish Studies where she is poet in residence. 

Jude Rosen is a second generation immigrant Jew from the East End, who works as an urban researcher, translator and poet.

Leah Thorn is a Jewish artist/activist and spoken word poet published through performance, film, anthologies and magazines in England and the United States. 

Irene Wise is Senior Lecturer in Media and Culture at University of Roehampton; as an artist and illustrator she has exhibited internationally and been commissioned by The Guardian, OUP and the BBC.

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<![CDATA[SOVIET ZION in Concert]]> 19/10/2014 – World Premiere of the New Musical Drama set in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Siberia]]> 19/10/2014 : World Premiere of the New Musical Drama set in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Siberia



The new musical drama SOVIET ZION tells the story of an American family and a Ukrainian family who in 1939 both move to Siberia participating in a movement to create there a Yiddish utopia. The reality they face is not what they had been led to believe, and great personal sacrifice will have to be made in order for them to achieve the freedom they seek. Set against a grand historical backdrop, the story of these characters' intertwining lives explores questions of identity, integrity, and faith; and indeed what happened to this alternative homeland.

The debut presentation of this new musical by Giles Howe and Katy Lipson with Roberto Trippini features a large cast of exceptional singers, and virtuosic live accompaniment by Musical Director Joseph Finlay and Assistant Musical Director Colm O'Regan. Directed by Bronagh Lagan, this strictly limited run is your exclusive chance to see this exciting new Musical Drama.

For more information please visit www.sovietzion.com

Tickets:

19 October
Full price
Concessions

20 October
Full price
Concessions

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<![CDATA[The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain's Annual One Day Conference]]> 26/10/2014 – ]]> 26/10/2014 :



The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain's 21st Annual London One-Day Conference will take place at the Jewish Museum this year, featuring talks from JGSGB Chairman Doreen Berger, Director of Jewish Heritage UK Dr. Sharman Kadish and AJEX archivist Martin Sugarman. Please see below for the full programme, further information on speakers, and registration details.

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<![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 27/10/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 27/10/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 24 November
  • 15 December

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> 29/10/2014 – Including our Big Draw event]]> 29/10/2014 : Including our Big Draw event



The Big Draw - Free
10am - 12 noon
This year the theme of the world's biggest drawing festival is 'It's Our World' and we're joining in with a day of drawing at the museum. Watch illustrators, take part and contribute to our creations.

Young Artists Studio: Make Your Own Poster - £5 per child
Booking essential. Materials included. 
2pm - 4.30pm
Ages 5 to 12
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults free with museum entry.
Spend the afternoon with Barbara Kay, founder of KidsArt. We will begin by exploring the exhibition, Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games, then have a go at designing and creating your own poster using the museum’s exquisite collection as inspiration.

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<![CDATA[Jewish West End]]> 02/11/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 02/11/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Discover Jewish connections in Soho and Fitzrovia where the rich social history includes the West Central Lads' and Girls' clubs, Westminster Jews’ Free School, synagogues and London's most famous literary pub, once run by Jewish landlords.

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Teaching Remembrance]]> 04/11/2014 – ]]> Teaching Remembrance]]> 04/11/2014 :



As we begin four years commemorating the events of the First World War visit us at this teachers’ evening to talk to the Learning Team about ways to discuss remembrance with your students and to learn about our related First World War workshop, Remember Me. Included in this evening is the chance to visit the new temporary exhibition Abram Games: Designing the 20th Century.

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<![CDATA[Annual Cecil Roth Lecture: Can the Jewish prostitute speak?]]> 05/11/2014 – ]]> 05/11/2014 :



The issue of Jewish prostitution and 'White Slavery' was one that caused great anguish in the Jewish world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Great efforts were made by established Jewish communities and international Jewish bodies to suppress Jewish involvement of this embarrassing 'trade'. We know much about the organisation to counter Jewish prostitution and something of those who tried to organise 'White Slavery'. But what of the Jewish women themselves involved in prostitution? This lecture explores whether it is possible to recover the 'true' voice of the Jewish prostitute. It also ponders the ethics of how we represent these Jewish women in museums, exhibitions, and the arts.

Tony Kushner is Professor of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the Parkes Institute and History Department, University of Southampton. His most recent work is The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys, 1685 to the Present.

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<![CDATA[The Airbrush]]> 10/11/2014 – With Russell Walker, senior design lecturer at University Campus Suffolk]]> 10/11/2014 : With Russell Walker, senior design lecturer at University Campus Suffolk



Understanding the use of the airbrush in the 20th century with a practical demonstration of the techniques used by Abram Games and his contemporaries, presented by Russell Walker, senior design lecturer in graphic design and illustration at University Campus Suffolk.

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<![CDATA[Designing the 20th Century: His children remember]]> 20/11/2014 – With Naomi and Daniel Games]]> 20/11/2014 : With Naomi and Daniel Games



Naomi and Daniel Games will talk about their father, his work and his influences.

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<![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 24/11/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 24/11/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 15 December

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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<![CDATA[Your Loyal Subjects: The National Portrait Gallery]]> 07/12/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 07/12/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



On this popular and entertaining tour of the National Portrait Gallery discover members of the Jewish community who became representative British subjects in the fields of politics, finance, industry and culture. Their stories and those of the artists are also the story of the development of the Jewish community in the UK.

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<![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 15/12/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 15/12/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 24 November

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 – ]]> Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 :



Call in to this teachers’ evening, just before Holocaust Memorial Day, to ask the Learning Team any questions you may have and to see how bringing your students to the Jewish Museum can help build their knowledge and understanding. Discover the Holocaust learning programmes we have on offer and how we can support you to put the sensitive subject of the Holocaust into context.

In 2015 Holocaust Memorial Day marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 – ]]> Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 :



Are you teaching the Jewish festival of Shabbat this year? Then come along to our teachers’ evening to learn about why Jewish people observe Shabbat, the Sabbath day. Find out how ancient laws are interpreted and applied to 21st century living. Taste the symbolic foods central to Friday night, the beginning of Shabbat. Included in this evening is the chance to visit the new temporary exhibition, For Richer, For Poorer: East End Weddings Unveiled.

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