rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[SOLD OUT: Artist Demonstration: Janet Haig]]> 23/01/2017 – Watch ceramicist Janet Haig demonstrate the ancient technique of hand building]]> 23/01/2017 : Watch ceramicist Janet Haig demonstrate the ancient technique of hand building



Watch ceramic artist Janet Haig demonstrate the ancient pottery-making technique of hand building.

This event is one of a series of demonstrations by artists featured in the exhibition Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal

About Janet Haig

Janet Haig has been based in London since 1962. She was born in Poland but spent the Second World War with her mother in a prison camp in Siberia. After discovering that their family had perished, they moved to Australia where she studied painting. Her work is characterised by deeply encrusted and corroded surfaces, inspired by the Australian landscape.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Lesley McShea]]> 24/01/2017 – Watch ceramicist Lesley McShea working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 24/01/2017 : Watch ceramicist Lesley McShea working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Lesley McShea working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Lesley has been teaching ceramics for 25 years and will be demonstrating Lucie Rie's techniques including sgraffito.

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<![CDATA[Collections Tour: Stories of Migration and Exile]]> 25/01/2017 – Discover the personal stories behind some objects on display with curator Dr Kathrin Pierin]]> 25/01/2017 : Discover the personal stories behind some objects on display with curator Dr Kathrin Pierin



Discover the personal stories behind some objects on display on our first guided tour on the theme of migration and exile.

From a controversial 18th century kabbalist to Annie Grossman, a widowed tobacco factory worker in early 20th century London, Jewish Museum Collections Manager and Curator Dr Kathrin Pieren will explore what has brought Jewish people of different backgrounds to Britain at different points in time, how they have settled in this country and why some have decided not to stay.

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<![CDATA[Pop-up Potter]]> 26/01/2017 – Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics]]> 26/01/2017 : Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics



Ceramicists and ceramics students from Central St Martin's, the Royal College of Art and London studios will be taking to the wheel in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Lesley McShea]]> 28/01/2017 – Watch ceramicist Lesley McShea working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 28/01/2017 : Watch ceramicist Lesley McShea working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Lesley McShea working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Lesley has been teaching ceramics for 25 years and will be demonstrating Lucie Rie's techniques including sgraffito.

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<![CDATA[SOLD OUT: Ceramics Workshop for Beginners]]> 29/01/2017 – Learn how to throw and use the wheel to make a pot]]> 29/01/2017 : Learn how to throw and use the wheel to make a pot



Learn how to throw and use the wheel to make a pot. Your pot will be fired and returned to the museum for you to collect. The teacher of the class is Nam Tran, one of our Potters-in-Residence. He is a Raku specialist and his work has appeared in a number of exhibitions.

The price includes an opportunity to explore the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Please note that this event will take place at Nam Tram's studios in Rochester Square (NW1), approximately 10 minutes walk from the museum. There will be a chance to explore the exhibition prior. More information will be sent to attendees after booking.

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<![CDATA[SOLD OUT: The Promise: Eva Schloss]]> 29/01/2017 – A Holocaust tale of Love and Hope from survivor Eva Schloss]]> 29/01/2017 : A Holocaust tale of Love and Hope from survivor Eva Schloss



Join the Jewish Museum and Camden Council to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with a witness testimony talk from Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss.

Eva will speak about her story of survival and loss and focus on the beautiful poems her brother left hidden under the floorboards before the family was betrayed and arrested.

Eva was born in Vienna in 1929. After the Nazi invasion of Austria Eva's family fled to Belgium, then to Amsterdam where, with the help of the Dutch Resistance, they spent the next two years in hiding - Eva and her mother in one house, and her father and brother in another.  During his time in hiding, Eva's brother Heinz quelled his fears by writing poetry and painting artwork. 

Finally, though, they were all betrayed and deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Eva and her mother survived but sadly Eva's father and brother perished just weeks before the liberation. Eva and her mother returned to the house where Heinz and his father had hidden, for Eva had remembered that Heinz had told her he had hidden his paintings beneath the floorboards there. Sure enough, she discovered over thirty beautiful paintings.

Eva’s moving testimony will be accompanied by a special exhibition created by the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation to illustrate the story of  her early life with her brother Heinz and his artwork. 

The evening will include a chance to see this exhibition, to hear Eva’s testimony and the opportunity to purchase signed copies of her book The Promise and other publications by Eva.

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

This event will be BSL-interpreted by Peter Abraham. 

Recommended age 13 and above due to sensitive nature of the event.

This exhibition is kindly sponsored by John Moshal.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 31/01/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 31/01/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Scots Jews]]> 01/02/2017 – Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition]]> 01/02/2017 : Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition



Discover more about the photos and stories behind them in Scots Jews: Photographs by Judah Passow from the exhibition curator.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016, 2 November 2016, 7 December 2016, and 11 January 2017.

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<![CDATA[Pop-up Potter]]> 02/02/2017 – Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics]]> 02/02/2017 : Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics



Ceramicists and ceramics students from Central St Martin's, the Royal College of Art and London studios will be taking to the wheel in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal.

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<![CDATA[Claytime - Late Opening]]> 02/02/2017 – Unwind with a drink and explore the museum after hours]]> 02/02/2017 : Unwind with a drink and explore the museum after hours



Are you ready for Claytime?

The Jewish Museum is hosting a Late night of fun organised by UCL Museum Studies students inspired by the exhibition Shaping Ceramics.

Be prepared for music, games, refreshments, and pottery demonstrations! You can: 

  • Listen to live music from Klezmer band L'Chaim
  • Take your turn on the potter's wheel, supervised by one of our Potters-in-Residence Nam Tran
  • Enjoy physical theatre by duo 'Shades of She'
  • Get crafty with ceramics themed activities
  • And much more

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

Ages 18+

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 04/02/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 04/02/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 07/02/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 07/02/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Pop-up Potter]]> 09/02/2017 – Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics]]> 09/02/2017 : Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics



Ceramicists and ceramics students from Central St Martin's, the Royal College of Art and London studios will be taking to the wheel in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 11/02/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 11/02/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Access for All Family Day]]> 12/02/2017 – A family ceramics day with a range of clay-based sensory activities and object handling]]> 12/02/2017 : A family ceramics day with a range of clay-based sensory activities and object handling



A family ceramics day with a range of clay-based sensory activities and object handling.

Children will have the opportunity to have a go on the potter's wheel and to create their own bowl.

There will be a BSL interpreted storytelling session and family tour, with sensory object handling available to all.

Age 0-99

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

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<![CDATA[Children's Clay Workshop - Day One]]> 13/02/2017 – Working with one of our resident potters, children will design and create a piece of pottery]]> 13/02/2017 : Working with one of our resident potters, children will design and create a piece of pottery



Working with one of our resident potters, children will design and create a piece of pottery.

This will then be taken away and fired, on the second day of the course the pottery will be painted and glazed.

This second day of this workshop is Thursday 16 February 2017.

Age 7-14

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

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 14/02/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 14/02/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Shaping Ceramics]]> 15/02/2017 – Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition]]> 15/02/2017 : Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal from the exhibition curator.  

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 16 November, 14 December 2016, and 18 January 2017. 

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<![CDATA[Children's Clay Workshop - Day Two]]> 16/02/2017 – Working with one of our resident potters, children will design and create a piece of pottery]]> 16/02/2017 : Working with one of our resident potters, children will design and create a piece of pottery



Working with one of our resident potters, children will design and create a piece of pottery.

This will then be taken away and fired, on the second day of the course the pottery will be painted and glazed.

Book your tickets on the Children's Clay Workshop: Day One event page.

This course takes place on Monday 13 and Thursday 16 February 2016.

Age 7-14

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

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<![CDATA[Pop-up Potter]]> 16/02/2017 – Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics]]> 16/02/2017 : Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics



Ceramicists and ceramics students from Central St Martin's, the Royal College of Art and London studios will be taking to the wheel in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 18/02/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 18/02/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 21/02/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 21/02/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Pop-up Potter]]> 23/02/2017 – Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics]]> 23/02/2017 : Ceramicists and students from art colleges and studios will be taking the wheel in Shaping Ceramics



Ceramicists and ceramics students from Central St Martin's, the Royal College of Art and London studios will be taking to the wheel in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal.

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<![CDATA[Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya]]> 25/02/2017 – Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics']]> 25/02/2017 : Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics'



Watch ceramicist Irina Razumovskaya working live at a potter's wheel in the exhibition 'Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal'.

Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology.

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<![CDATA[Women of Worth Walking Tour]]> 19/03/2017 – Discover the women who made an impact on the Jewish community of the East End]]> 19/03/2017 : Discover the women who made an impact on the Jewish community of the East End



Discover Jewish and non-Jewish women alike who made an impact on the Jewish community of the East End in this walking tour led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky.

Ending near Spitalfields, sites you will have visited en route include those associated with Alice Model and her maternity hospital, Miriam Moses and her youth work, the philanthropy of the Rothschild ladies, the doctor Hannah Billig and the suffragette Minnie Lansbury.

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<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> 26/03/2017 – Learn more about your Jewish family with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain]]> 26/03/2017 : Learn more about your Jewish family with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain



Want to learn more about your Jewish family history or how to get further with your already-started research?

Come along to this workshop led by experienced researchers from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, for advice on your next steps in finding your ancestors.

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<![CDATA['Whitechapel in 50 Buildings' <br>Author Event]]> 26/03/2017 – Discover architectural treasures of Whitechapel with the authors of 'Whitechapel in 50 Buildings']]> Author Event]]> 26/03/2017 : Discover architectural treasures of Whitechapel with the authors of 'Whitechapel in 50 Buildings'



Join authors of Whitechapel in 50 Buildings, Louis Berk and Rachel Kolsky, as they bring you their favourite architectural treasures in Whitechapel from social housing to contemporary steel and glass, from modest to majestic.

Find out how they made their choices, how Louis managed to take his fabulous photos and hear Rachel's enthusiastic anecdotes of the East End past and present.

Includes Q&A and book signing.
£10.00 per copy (rrp £14.99)

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<![CDATA[Stamford Hill Walking Tour]]> 23/04/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 23/04/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Once a wealthy residential district for Rothschilds and Montefiores it is now home to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Discover the background to the various synagogues including Egerton Road, schools and shops, an historic sweet manufacturer, the difference between Bobover and Belz, Kedassia and Beth Din and taste some authentic rugelach.

This walking tour is led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky.

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<![CDATA[Disraeli, Diamonds, Rothschilds and Marks: Jewish Mayfair Walking Tour]]> 14/05/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 14/05/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Explore the many and varied Jewish personalities in and around Berkeley and Grosvenor Squares in this walking tour of Mayfair, led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky.

Discover the lives of politicians Disraeli and Rufus Marks, diamond magnate Barney Barnato, the first female editor of The Times, Rachel Beer, several Rothschilds, Simon Marks of M&S and philanthropists Samuel Lewis and Otto Schiff, and more.

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<![CDATA[Old Jewish East End Walking Tour with visit to Sandys Row Synagogue]]> 11/06/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 11/06/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



This ever popular walk in and around Brick Lane and Spitalfields evokes the long-gone Jewish community of the late 19th and early 20th century.

With shuls, schools and soup kitchens the memories come flooding back and the tour ends with a special treat, an exclusive visit to Sandys Row Synagogue, a community founded in 1854 and housed in a converted Huguenot chapel built in 1766.

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<![CDATA[Roundhouse to Winehouse, Stables to Ska: Musical Camden Walking Tour]]> 09/07/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 09/07/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Camden, Amy Winehouse's spiritual home, was once a centre 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.

This walking tour relives Camden's musical heritage from Pink Floyd to Oh Calcutta and Madness to MTV. The ticket includes a voucher for visiting the Jewish Museum and its exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait any day before the exhibition ends.

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<![CDATA[An East End Village: Mile End and Stepney Walking Tour (including visits to two Sephardi Cemeteries)]]> 06/08/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 06/08/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Walking from Mile End, Stepney Green always comes as a revelation to visitors with its attractive terraced houses and green spaces.

En route you visit the campus of Queen Mary College with its fascinating history, two historic Jewish cemeteries, and hidden memories of the Jewish community remain with the old age home, Stepney Jewish School, Rothschild Dwellings, the Jewish Anarchist Club and so much more.

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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[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[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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