Jewish Museum - London


Sephardi Late

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017

Time: 6-9pm

Price: 10 / 5 for students

Categories: sephardi voices lates

Explore the exhibition Sephardi Voices after hours, in our fun and creative late opening in collaboration with Harif (Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa),

  • Step inside a beautifully decorated Moroccan tent and experience the Moroccan Jewish Henna ceremony for yourself. Michelle Huberman will be talking and demonstrating about the Jewish henna celebration. You will have the opportunity to receive henna in your hand - bringing you luck for the year ahead and according to Moroccan tradition bringing single people to find their loved one.
  • Learn how to belly dance with Frederique Assor.
  • Listen to the evocative music of Oud player Keith Clouston. Keith has played for the last ten years with Dr Sara Manasseh's 'Rivers of Babylon' Iraqi Jewish music group. 
  • Hear artists Leslie Hakim-Dowek and Bettina Caro discussing the themes of art, migration and exile in their work. 
  • Hear from Lawrence Joffe on the work of Iraqi Kurdistani artist, Jamal Penjweny.
  • Decorate your own traditional date biscuit and learn more about the Jews of Sudan with Daisy Abboudi
  • Find out more about Sephardi Voices UK, the extraordinary oral history project preserving the stories of Jews from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran.
  • Egyptian cinema was the Hollywood of the Middle East and Leila Mourad, a Jewish actress, was one of the stars. Drop in to watch one of her most famous films, The Flirtation of Girls 1949, in the original Arabic.
  • And enjoy crafting, talks, tours and more all inspired by Sephardi/ Mizrahi culture.

Bettina Caro

Moroccan-born artist Bettina Caro, brings the passion and richness of Sephardi life to her works. Her oils, acrylics and watercolours capture the sunlight, shadows and vibrant colours of North Africa, while her portraits and still lifes preserve a lost culture. 

Leslie Hakim-Dowek

Leslie Hakim-Dowek is a visual artist of Lebanese origin based in London. Her practice mainly focuses on issues of identity, migration and memory often combining photography, archival material and text. 

Doors: 6pm

Cafe: 6-8.30pm

Children aged 10+ are welcome when accompanied by an adult. 

With generous support from The Exilarch's Foundation

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Download the event programme

Sephardi Late: JME 660 - STUDENT


Sephardi Late - JME 660 - ADULT