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Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons

1 January - 3 November
York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square
York, Yorkshire Y01 7EW United Kingdom
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Free – £7.50

The ceramics and buttons produced by one of the most respected potters of the 20th Century are on show in a major new exhibition at the Centre of Ceramic Art

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Mann at War

1 January 2019 - 27 February 2020
Manx Museum, Manx Museum
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY United Kingdom
Free

The role that the Isle of Man and its people have played in conflict from the 18th Century to present day

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Internment – Living with the Wire

2 January - 31 December
Manx Museum, Manx Museum
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY United Kingdom
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Free

Discover more about ‘life behind the wire’ and the different ways that interned artists recorded the world around them

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Refuge: The Art of Belonging

15 February - 29 June
Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL United Kingdom + Google Map
Free – £7.70

This exhibition tells the story of artists who entered Britain between 1933 and 1945 as a result of Nazi occupation

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George Adams – Bauhausler in Britain

2 March - 27 October
The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road
London, London NW3 2XD United Kingdom
Free

Featuring the work of George Adams (1904-1983).

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Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

22 March - 31 December
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk
Leicester, Leicester LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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Display of gifted artworks

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Insiders/Outsiders: Émigré Poster Designers

29 March - 27 June
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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London Transport commissioned many of the best émigré designers to produce some of the most distinctive posters on the network

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National Portrait Gallery trail and online exhibition

1 April - 31 December
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place
London, WC2H 0HE United Kingdom
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Free

National Portrait Gallery’s 20th Century galleries highlight portraits of or by artist-émigrés from Nazi Europe

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The Tailor of Inverness – Theatre Tour

5 April - 11 May

The Tailor of Inverness is one of the most widely travelled and highly praised Scottish theatre productions of the last decade. Written and performed by Matthew Zajac

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Margaret Gardiner – A Life of Giving

22 April - 9 November
The Pier Arts Centre, Victoria Street
Stromness, Orkney KW16 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

Margaret Gardiner was born on 22 April 1904. An early activist against fascism and war, in 1936 she became honorary secretary of For Intellectual Liberty, a rallying point throughout the Second World War for writers, artists and academics in active defence of peace, liberty and culture.

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Maurice Blik Plasters: The Artist at Eighty

27 April - 11 May
Sculpt Gallery, Braxted Park Road, Gt. Braxted Essex CO5 0QB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1939 and having survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a child, Maurice Blik arrived in the UK aged seven. The ability to come to terms with this and to confront the face of humanity that he had witnessed, stayed silent in him for some forty years until it found a voice in the passionate and exquisite sculpture he began to produce in the late 1980s.

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The Ben Uri Art Society: Emigré Artists 1933-1945

8 May
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Lecture given by member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, based at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

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