4 April @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Professor Nathan Abrams sheds light on how Jews transformed the British entertainment industries, creating some of the most iconic characters and images of the twentieth century, including James Bond, Doctor Who, Carry On, and many others. In so doing, British Jews infused their creations with hidden Jewish themes.
Nathan Abrams is Professor in Film at Bangor University in Wales and is an expert on British Jewish popular culture having written several books and many articles on the subject, most recently Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual and Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film.
Image caption: Sean Connery shooting the James Bond movie “Diamonds are Forever” in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Credit: Mieremet, Rob / Anefo (Wiki Creative Commons)
Professor Mirjam Zadoff shares the cultural history of shidduchim (Jewish matchmaking), the ‘dating project’ focuses on strategies of building economic and political networks through carefully chosen marriage partners around the globe.
Camden, Amy's spiritual home, was once a center for transport, the ice trade, and piano making. Later, Camden Lock became the home of 'urban grunge' and music poured out of the pubs and converted warehouses. It is an area full of contrasts and this tour profiles Camden's musical heritage from Pink Floyd to Oh Calcutta and Madness to MTV and ends at the Jewish Museum London.