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



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

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

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

Advance booking essential.

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Advance booking essential.

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

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

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

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<![CDATA[Sephardi Family Day]]> 03/09/2017 – Enjoy Sephardi folk tales, learn how to belly dance, and design a tile]]> 03/09/2017 : Enjoy Sephardi folk tales, learn how to belly dance, and design a tile



Come and celebrate the European Days of Jewish Culture and this year's theme of Diasporas.

Enjoy a family day for all ages, with a variety of activities and workshops which focus on the food, music and stories of the Sephardi Jewish community.

  • Hear Sephardi folk tales and enjoy an interactive storytelling session
  • Learn how to belly dance
  • Design your own Middle Eastern tile inspired by the Ottoman Iznik tile in the Sephardi Voices exhibition
  • Decorate your own traditional date biscuit
  • Explore the museum with our Sephardi Voices family trail

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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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

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

With generous support from The Exilarch's Foundation

Doors: 6pm
By providing us with your contact details when booking your ticket, you give your consent to receive e-newsletters from JMI and to be contacted by the Jewish Museum London. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more details email us

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



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

This session is run by professional photographer Madeleine Waller.

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

Age 0-5. Advance booking essential.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Doors: 6pm
Cafe open: 6.15-8.15pm

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

Exhibition Events Programme Sponsored by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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



Hear from influential speakers and inspirational presenters including Laura Bates (founder of the The Everyday Sexism Project), Radio 1's Gemma Cairney and psychotherapist Susie Orbach in this programme of talks, performances and events. 

  • Listen to live music by young artists from Amy's Yard, the Amy Winehouse Foundation's music programme
     
  • Discover the world of feminist zines with Ladybeard
     
  • Panel on Women in the Arts, chaired by Alice Wroe (founder of Herstory)
     
  • Panel discussion on  Feminism and Faith with Hibo Wardere, a Somalian-born campaigner against female genital mutilation, author and public speaker. This panel is chaired by Julie Siddiqi (co-founder of Nisha Nashim)
     
  • Go on a curator's tour of the Amy Winehouse exhibition
     
  • Explore the galleries on a Radical Women themed curator's tour
     
  • Browse the Women's Marketplace and learn about organisations including Bloody Good Period and Nisa Nashim
     
  • Plus craft activities, workshops and more.

The festival is inspired by our current exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.

Keynote Speakers and Timings: 

Laura Bates, 11am-12pm

Laura is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality. Laura writes regularly for the Guardian, TIME magazine, Independent, Grazia, Red Magazine and others. Laura will be interviewed by Otegha Uwagba, formerly of Vice, and founder of 'Women Who', a network for creative working women. The initiative’s first project is Little Black Book, an A6-sized publication featuring practical and philosophical advice for its readers.

Gemma Cairney, 12.45-1.45pm

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

Susie Orbach, 2.30-3.30

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

All are welcome.

Tickets £6.50 - £15

Doors: 10am, Cafe open: 10am-4pm

What will my ticket get me?

  LB talk GC talk SO talk Panel discussions  Ladybeard Zine Curator's Tours Craft activities Live music
Full Day (£15/10)
Laura Bates talk only (£8.50/6.50)    
Gemma Cairney talk only (£8.50/6.50)    
Susie Orbach talk only (£8.50/6.50)    

 

Exhibition Events Programme Sponsored by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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



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

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<![CDATA[Micro Migration Talks]]> 25/09/2017 – Pop-up talks in our Sukkah]]> 25/09/2017 : Pop-up talks in our Sukkah



Enjoy these short pop-up talks in our Sukkah led by our Learning team.

Discover more about the festival of Sukkot and explore refugee stories in the museum galleries.

These talks are part of the Migration Festival programme for installation Sukkot: Seeking Shelter.

All welcome.

Drop-in. No pre-booking required. 

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<![CDATA[Stories Under the Stars: Under 5s Storytelling]]> 26/09/2017 – Free storytelling for under 5s]]> 26/09/2017 : Free storytelling for under 5s



Curl up and listen to children's stories in our Sukkah installation.

We will be sharing stories about journeys, friendship and understanding including 'Rafi the refugee rabbit'. 

Our free storytelling sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 26 September to 29 November, and every day of half term (21-29 October), 9.30am

'Stories Under the Stars' is part of the Migration Festival programme for installation Sukkot: Seeking Shelter.

Recommended for under 5s.
All welcome
Drop-in, no booking required

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<![CDATA[The Stories Behind Sukkot with Maureen Kendler]]> 02/10/2017 – Discover more about this festival with broadcaster and journalist Maureen Kendler]]> 02/10/2017 : Discover more about this festival with broadcaster and journalist Maureen Kendler



Learn more about the Jewish festival of Sukkot with broadcaster and journalist Maureen Kendler.

This is an opportunity for those new to the festival to learn more and for those familiar to go deeper in this free talk.

Join us inside our Sukkah installation and discover more including: 

  • Why Jews build a sukkah (shelter) during this festival. 

     
  • How the shelters are used during Sukkot. 

     
  • What an Etrog and Lulav are, why they are shaken and what they symbolise. 

Image credit: Wikicommons: Gilabrand

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<![CDATA[Sukkot Family Day]]> 08/10/2017 – Storytelling, crafts and make your own edible Sukkah]]> 08/10/2017 : Storytelling, crafts and make your own edible Sukkah



Join us for a day of fun crafts and activities inside our Sukkah installation. We will be celebrating the festival of Sukkot with storytelling, arts and crafts, and fun activities.

You can also make your own edible Sukkah to take home!

All ages welcome.

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

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

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



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

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

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<![CDATA[Slavery & Satire: Revealing Black History]]> 15/10/2017 – Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities]]> 15/10/2017 : Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities



Join us for a tour revealing objects relating to Black History and Black Jewish History in the collection.

Led by Black Heritage Tour Guide Lauren Johnson, you will get the opportunity to see previously unseen objects from the museum’s stores.

From servants in the Sukkah to campaigning together for Civil Rights, we will explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish Communities across time and geography.

This event forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation. 

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<![CDATA[Walk in Her Shoes: A Women's Storytelling Event]]> 19/10/2017 – In partnership with Nisa Nashim]]> 19/10/2017 : In partnership with Nisa Nashim



An adult women's storytelling event in partnership with Nisa Nashim.

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

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<![CDATA[Curious Explorers Morning]]> 25/10/2017 – A relaxed morning for children with autism and other social communication conditions]]> 25/10/2017 : A relaxed morning for children with autism and other social communication conditions



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

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

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

Don't miss these exciting and interactive activities inspired by our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

Advance booking recommended.

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

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

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

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<![CDATA[Slavery & Satire: Revealing Black History]]> 25/10/2017 – Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities]]> 25/10/2017 : Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities



Join us for a tour revealing objects relating to Black History and Black Jewish History in the collection.

Led by Black Heritage Tour Guide Lauren Johnson, you will get the opportunity to see previously unseen objects from the museum’s stores.

From servants in the Sukkah to campaigning together for Civil Rights, we will explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish Communities across time and geography.

This event forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation.

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



Join us this half term for a free photography workshop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Michael Rosen in conversation with Lynne Segal about his humorous and moving memoir So They Call You Pisher!; a look at the firs 23 years of his life.

Born in the North London suburbs, Michael's parents, Harold and Connie, both teachers, first met as teenage Communists in the 1930s Jewish East End. The family home was filled with stories of relatives in London, the United States and France and of those who had disappeared in Europe.

Unlike the children around them, Rosen and his brother Brian grew up dreaming of a socialist revolution; Party meetings were held in the front room, summers were for communist camping holidays, till it all changed after a trip to East Germany, when in 1957 his parents decided to leave “the Party.”

Michael followed his own journey of radical self-discovery: running away to the Aldermaston March to ban the bomb, writing and performing in experimental political theatre, getting arrested during the 1968 movements.

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

Lynne Segal is anniversary professor of psychology and gender studies at Birkbeck College, London. She is the author of Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing (Verso Books)

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<![CDATA[The Good Immigrant: Nikesh Shukla In Conversation]]> 08/11/2017 – Hear from award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant]]> 08/11/2017 : Hear from award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant



Hear from Nikesh Shukla, editor of the award-wining 2016 bestseller The Good Immigrant; a collection of 21 writers of colour talking about race and immigration.

In this conversation Nikesh will discuss why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay, where their place is in the world if they’re unwelcome in the UK, and what effects the current political climate has on issues around race and migration. 

Followed by Q&A with the audience, and book signing at 8pm. 

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

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



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

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

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Migration]]> 15/11/2017 – Explore objects in our galleries related to themes of migration, journeys and shelter]]> 15/11/2017 : Explore objects in our galleries related to themes of migration, journeys and shelter



Explore objects in our galleries related to themes of migration, journeys and shelter with our curator Dr Kathrin Pieren.

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

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<![CDATA[Sukkot Late]]> 22/11/2017 – In partnership with Counterpoint Arts and Camden Council]]> 22/11/2017 : In partnership with Counterpoint Arts and Camden Council



Explore the Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation after hours and enjoy art installations, crafts and talks inspired by themes of journeys, migration and shelter.

This event is held in partnership with Counterpoint Arts and Camden Council. 

Counterpoint Arts work with in collaboration - with artists and cultural organisations to support, produce and promote the arts by and about migrants and refugees. 

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

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