rss en Content Curator <![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.

Doors 6pm | Cafe 6-7pm | Shop 6-7pm and 8-8.30pm | Galleries 6-7pm and 8-8.30pm

 
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<![CDATA[Getting Started in Military History – Family Day]]> 01/07/2018 History trail, curator talks and object handling]]> 01/07/2018 : History trail, curator talks and object handling



As part of Armed Forces Week the Jewish Museum puts to the forefront the stories of British Jewish servicemen and women in the Armed Forces.

It showcases the diverse collection of equipment, military memorabilia, documents and photographs on long-term loan from the Jewish Military Museum.

A short presentation and surgery session with military historian and Ajex archivist Martin Sugarman will help anybody interested to do their own military history research. If you are stuck in your own research bring along your documents or photographs and he might be able to help you.

There will also be a chance to look closely at some objects at the object handling desk, and Curator Kathrin Pieren will lead a tour of the galleries, introducing you to highlights of the military collection

During the whole day there will be free self-led activities for families with small children inspired by the military collection in our Welcome Gallery. For those who visit the galleries a free children’s trail contains fun learning activities about military history.

Timings for they day:

11am-12noon | Getting started in military history with Martin Sugarman

12noon-1pm | More than medals: object handling

1-1.30pm | Curator’s tour: Highlights of the Jewish Military Museum collection

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<![CDATA[Baby Jazz (0-5 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 - Charlotte Bailey]]> 15/07/2018 This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 15/07/2018 : 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!  

Charlotte Bailey 

Charlotte Bailey is a Birmingham, UK based artist & co-coordinator of Laydeez do Comics events. 

Connect with Charlotte:

chazberi.com/ 

Twitter: @chazberi 

chazberi.tumblr.com

 

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Paul Shinn]]> 17/07/2018 This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action]]> 17/07/2018 : 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!  

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: Who Has the Last Laugh?]]> 18/07/2018 A curious insight into our collection of cartoons and caricatures]]> 18/07/2018 : A curious insight into our collection of cartoons and caricatures



Discover some of the cartoons and caricatures usually kept in storage. Our Curator will look at the stories behind the images, some of which go back to the 18th century.

Free with museum entry

This event will also be on:

15 August
12 September

 
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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 in?uential 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 Rene Goscinny]]> 25/07/2018 : Behind the scenes of Rene 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.

Doors 6pm | Café 6 – 7pm | Shop 6 - 7pm| Galleries 6 - 7pm and 8.30 -9pm

Ticket includes entry into Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny

 

 
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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.

This workshop is aimed at adults. Ticket includes entry into the Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny exhibition.

 
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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 in?uential 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 An afternoon of French-themed activites]]> 29/07/2018 : An afternoon of French-themed activites



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

All ages are welcome

  • Join Club Petit Pierrot to learn some French and enjoy visual games and fun worksheets based on the Astérix comics
  • Get creative and decorate your own flag
  • Use Matisse’s ‘The Snail’ as inspiration to create your own paper collage
  • Meet our curatorial team and handle some of the special objects from our collection relating to France
  • Decorate your own madeleine with a cartoon character to take home
  • Enjoy tasting some of the different cheeses from the French regions
  • Take inspiration from French artist, Paul Cézanne and create your own still life drawing.
  • Have fun exploring the Astérix exhibition with our family trail.

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.

 

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

 
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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Jewish Emancipation Through Prints and Documents]]> 30/07/2018 Led by Collections Manager and Curator - Kathrin Pierin]]> 30/07/2018 : Led by Collections Manager and Curator - Kathrin Pierin



160 years ago, on 26th July 1858, the first Jewish MP, Baron Lionel de Rothschild, entered the House of Commons.

The Relief of the Jews Act had enabled the Houses of Parliament to determine their own form of oath, making it possible for Jews for the first time to become members of Parliament.

However, Jewish emancipation in Britain happened in a piecemeal fashion and some institutions continued to uphold barriers even afterwards.

Taking out original objects and prints from the store not usually on display, the curator will explore the process of Jewish emancipation in Britain and discuss the main political and social debates of the time.

The talk will shed light on the ideas about the state and British society held by various groups that resonate with some of today’s debates on immigration and citizenship.

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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 in?uential 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 in?uential 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 - Matt Boyce]]> 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!  

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[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

Doors 6pm | Cafe 6-8.45pm | Shop 6-7pm | Galleries 6 - 7pm and 8.30 -9.15pm

 
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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[Curator's Talk: Who Has the Last Laugh?]]> 15/08/2018 A curious insight into our collection of cartoons and caricatures]]> 15/08/2018 : A curious insight into our collection of cartoons and caricatures



Discover some of the cartoons and caricatures usually kept in storage. Our Curator will look at the stories behind the images, some of which go back to the 18th century.

Free with museum entry

This event will also be on:

12 September

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<![CDATA[Comic Book Artists in Residence - Tom Berry]]> 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!

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[Family Cartoon Festival]]> 19/08/2018 An afternoon of cartoon-themed activities]]> 19/08/2018 : An afternoon of cartoon-themed activities



Join us for an afternoon packed full of fun cartoon-themed activities:

  • Join the Cartoon Museum and take part in a series of interactive workshops: learn how to draw Astérix and create your own comic.
  • Meet our Comic Book Artist in Residence, Matt Boyce, and create your own mini biographical mini comic strip
  • Get creative with modelling dough and create your own cartoon character
  • Design and decorate your own notebook ready for all your cartoon sketches!
  • Have fun exploring the Astérix exhibition with our family trail.

All ages welcome.

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

 
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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 Rene Goscinny]]> 29/08/2018 : Behind the scenes of Rene 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...

Doors 6pm | Café 6 – 8:30pm | Shop 6 - 9pm | Galleries 6 – 9pm

Ticket includes entry into Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny

 
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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[Shadows and Stories Family Afternoon]]> 02/09/2018 Celebrate the European Day of Jewish Culture]]> 02/09/2018 : Celebrate the European Day of Jewish Culture



Celebrate the European Day of Jewish Culture with a range of storytelling and craft activities:

  • Shadow Puppetry - create magical shadow puppetry, inspired by stories from PJ Libary
  • Folk Tales - storyteller Grethe Jenson spins Jewish folktales using the traditional art of oral storytelling
  • Make your own story cubes - get your creative juices flowing
  • Create your own story - storyboarding for your own stories
  • Set the Scene - craft workshop inspired by pictures from our collection. Making a diorama box to bring life to a painting!
  • Magnetic Word Wall - movable words to spark the storyteller in you

As well as a packed afternoon of activities, our exhibition Astérix In Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny is an immersive space that includes original artworks, scripts, packed with comics to read and props to play with. 

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

 
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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 Sophie Duker, 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.

Sophie Duker

Sophie Duker is a wickedly funny new comedian with banter and braids for days. She reached the finals of the prestigious Funny Women Awards a few months after her first stand-up gig, is a co-host of the cult comedy show MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS and in 2017 appeared in the prestigious Pleasance Reserve showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe.

She has written for BBC Radio Comedy on programmes such as The Now Show, It’s Jocelyn and Newsjack, and is a comedy contributor to The Huffington Post.

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.

Doors 6pm | Café 6 – 9.15pm | Shop 6 - 7pm and 9-9.30pm

Tickets include entry to Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny

 
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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[Curator's Talk: Who Has the Last Laugh?]]> 12/09/2018 A curious insight into our collection of cartoons and caricatures]]> 12/09/2018 : A curious insight into our collection of cartoons and caricatures



Discover some of the cartoons and caricatures usually kept in storage. Our Curator will look at the stories behind the images, some of which go back to the 18th century.

Free with museum entry.

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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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<![CDATA[Royal Connections Walking Tour]]> 16/09/2018 This tour in and around Westminster follows in the footsteps of British monarchs (and a republican), past and present.]]> 16/09/2018 : This tour in and around Westminster follows in the footsteps of British monarchs (and a republican), past and present.



This tour in and around Westminster follows in the footsteps of British monarchs (and a republican), past and present. Through churches, palaces and parks you will discover some background to 'the Firm', royal personalities and at the same time uncover Jewish connections through friendships, heritage and honours bestowed.

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 - Lucie Arnoux]]> 16/09/2018 This is your chance to watch a Comic Book Artist in action.]]> 16/09/2018 : 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[Judith Kerr and Michael Foreman in Conversation]]> 20/09/2018 The emotive power of story telling]]> 20/09/2018 : The emotive power of story telling



Judith Kerr and Michael Foreman come together to talk about the inspirations behind some of their most loved books.

They will discuss their writing for children on wartime experiences, why it is important to pass on history to children, and the emotive power of telling stories.

Judith and Michael have enthralled and inspired generations of children with their bestselling novels and illustrations, which include classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit as well as War Boy and The General (written by Janet Charters).

The event is being organised by the Jewish Museum London as part of our Remembrance public programming.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear two of the UKs best loved authors and illustrators of children’s literature talk about their work and influences.

The conversation will be chaired by Erica Wagner.

Erica Wagner was born in New York City. She is the author of Gravity: Stories, Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the Story of Birthday Letters and Seizure, a novel; she is the editor of First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner. Twice a judge of the Man Booker Prize, she was literary editor of The Times for 17 years and is now contributing literary editor for Harper’s Bazaar and a contributing writer for the New Statesman. She was the recipient of the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award in 2014, and she is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Chief Engineer, her biography of Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge, was published this year by Bloomsbury.

Born in 1938 in Pakefield, a fishing village in Suffolk, Michael Foreman grew up during the second World War, an experience which has had a lasting and creative influence on his work. (His illustrated biography War Boy has shaped a new generation's understanding of life in World War II.)

He studied painting at the Lowestoft School of Art (1954-58) and then Graphics at St Martin's in London (1958-60) followed by the Royal College of Art (1960-63.) While at the RCA his first book was published - an anti-war picture book 'The General' (written by Janet Charters.) A travelling Scholarship from the Royal College took him to the United States. He drew throughout America and contributed drawings to many US magazines. He then travelled worldwide as a travel illustrator.

His travels have provided locations for many of his children's books which frequently promote peace and concern for the environment.

His career has spanned over 50 years and nearly 300 books including collaborations with many eminent authors, from Shakespeare to Michael Morpurgo.

Book Signing: Michael Foreman will be signing books and Judith Kerr has provided signed book plates.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Asterix in Britain]]> 26/09/2018 Behind the scenes of Ren Goscinny]]> 26/09/2018 : Behind the scenes of Ren 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

 
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<![CDATA[Poetry and Parades: The East End and WWI Walking Tour]]> 07/10/2018 To commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI, this tour highlights the Jewish East End associations with the Great War]]> 07/10/2018 : To commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI, this tour highlights the Jewish East End associations with the Great War



To commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI, this tour highlights the Jewish East End associations with the Great War. From the poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg to those men of the East End who joined the forces to fight for their adoptive home you will also discover stories behind the pacifists who refused to fight, German internees, Belgian refugees and the route of the Jewish Legion parade.

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[Hartbeeps (0-5yrs)]]> 14/10/2018 Original songs for little ones]]> 14/10/2018 : Original songs for little ones



Music, drama. creative play, dance and movement all set to a soundtrack of remixed nursery rhymes, original songs and lullabies.

There are two morning free sessions, please book the session suitable for your child's age:

10.30-11.15am (toddlers and infants)

11.30am-12.15pm (babies and pre-walkers)

In collaboration with Hartbeeps

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[Caterpillar Music (0-5yrs)]]> 11/11/2018 Puppets, dancing and bubbles!]]> 11/11/2018 : Puppets, dancing and bubbles!



Interactive, fun music and movement sessions with captivating puppets, instruments, props, singing, dancing and bubbles!

There are two morning free sessions, please book the session suitable for your child's age:

10.30-11.15am (18 months - 5 yrs)
11.30am-12.15pm (0-3 years)

In collaboration with Caterpillar Music

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[The V&A with a Jewish Twist: Highlight and Sacred Silver Walking Tour]]> 25/11/2018 This tour of the V&A profiles its fascinating history and architecture before focusing on highlights with a Jewish association.]]> 25/11/2018 : This tour of the V&A profiles its fascinating history and architecture before focusing on highlights with a Jewish association.



This tour of the V&A profiles its fascinating history and architecture before focussing on highlights with a Jewish association. With pieces from the Gilbert Collection and Montefiore Endowment and the delightful ceramics of de Waal and Rie to Sacred Silver and Benney Bark your morning will be filled with centuries of beautiful works of creativity. Ending with Waldy Bags in the fashion court this tour has something for everyone.

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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