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July 2019

ART-EXIT: 1939 A Very Different Europe

17 July - 11 September
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

The exhibition shines a spotlight on a very different Europe 80 years ago in the lead up to, and the start of, WW2. It features the forced journeys of many of central Europe’s most distinguished and pioneering artists, who fled tyranny in search of artistic and personal freedoms.

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August 2019

Hampstead’s Pioneers of Modern Art

3 August 11:00 am
Hampstead Tube Station, Hampstead High Street
London, London NW3 1QG United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

In the first half of the 20th century Hampstead was home to some of the era's most pioneering artists. We will walk in the footsteps of the Slade School artists. In Downshire Hill we learn of the artistic Carline family and will also discuss the role that Roland Penrose, Margaret Gardiner and Fred and Diana Uhlman played in the art world in the years leading up to, and during, the Second World War. We walk to Belsize Park to learn of the Modernists including Henry Moore, Piet Mondrian and Barbara Hepworth whom Herbert Read described as living as a “nest of gentle artists” and conclude with the refugee designers who stayed at the Isokon flats.

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The Laban Summer School

16 August - 18 August
The University of Bedfordshire, Bedford, University of Bedfordshire Pollhill Avenue
Bedford, MK41 9EA United Kingdom
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Every year The Laban Guild holds a Summer School which explores the work of modern dance pioneer Rudolf Laban in a contemporary context. The work of Laban, who took refuge in the UK from Germany in 1938, gained great popularity in dance and physical education and still plays a key role in actor training.

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The Pilgrim’s Progress Story: Private View

16 August 6:00 pm
Martyrs’ Gallery, Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane
Lewes, BN7 1JY United Kingdom
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Martyrs' Gallery is presenting an exhibition of words and images that depicts and celebrates Hans Feibusch's allegorical mural Pilgrim's Progress.

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The Pilgrim’s Progress Story: Exhibition

17 August - 1 September
Martyrs’ Gallery, Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane
Lewes, BN7 1JY United Kingdom
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Free

Martyrs' Gallery is presenting an exhibition of words and images that depicts and celebrates Hans Feibusch's allegorical mural Pilgrim's Progress.

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Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate performed by Florian Kaplick

24 August
Cample Line, Cample Mill
Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland DG3 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

As part of CAMPLE LINE's Summer 2019 Edition, Florian Kaplick will perform Kurt Schwitters’ sound poem Ursonate, a vocal piece consisting of four movements, an overture and finale. Schwitters began writing Ursonate in 1922 and first performed it in 1925 before publishing it in 1932 as ‘Sonate in Urlauten’ (Sonata in Primordial Sounds).

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September 2019

Conference: The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher: Textiles and Fashion

9 September - 10 September
The Museum of Decorative Arts, 17. listopadu Street No.2
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
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In response to the positive reception the exhibition The Mad Silkman. Zika & Lida Ascher: Textiles and Fashion has enjoyed in the Czech Republic and abroad, among scholars and the general public alike, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague has decided to host an international conference.

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Germano Facetti: A Nazi labour camp survivor who revolutionised British book design

10 September 6:30 pm
Italian Cultural Institute in London, 39 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8NX United Kingdom
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Free

The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates Germano Facetti: a Nazi labour camp survivor who changed the face of publishing in Britain.

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Insiders/Outsiders: Refugee Dancers from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Culture

14 September 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Performance Hub, WALSALL Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Rd
Walsall, West Midlands WS3 3EZ United Kingdom
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Free

This one-day symposium will examine the contribution of refugee dancers from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British Culture.

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Outlook: No Return

15 September - 25 September
POSK Gallery, 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith
London, W6 0RF United Kingdom
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New exhibition celebrating the contribution of Polish artists who fled Nazi-dominated Europe to British culture.

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Maurice Blik: Exhibition & Artist’s Talk

16 September - 20 September
Bowman Sculpture, , 6 Duke Street, St James’s SW1Y 6BN
London, SW1Y 6BN United Kingdom
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After decades of making sculpture, in the last two years, Maurice Blik has identified a unique and personal way of working to externalise his thoughts and feelings.  Now his sculptures leap, dance, stride, walk, hurry, peer, to express what it feels like to be alive.

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On Anna Gmeyner and Elisabeth de Waal: Talk

17 September 6:00 pm
Persephone Books, 59 Lamb’s Conduit Street
London, WC1N 3NB United Kingdom
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£10

Dr Nadia Valman, senior lecturer in the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London, will give a talk on Anna Gmeyner and Elisabeth de Waal

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