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June 2019

‘Jankel Adler: A “Degenerate” Artist in Britian, 1940-49’

3 June - 8 July
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road
London, NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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"Adler died last summer in exile without a passport; driftwood cast upon a foreign shore by the European hurricane".

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Elman Poole Concert: Egon Wellesz and other Emigrés in 1930s Britain

3 June 5:00 pm
Lincoln College, Oxford, Turl St
Oxford, OX1 3DR United Kingdom
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Free

This concert will feature some of Egon Wellesz' works, written before and after his emigration, alongside those of fellow emigrées Ferdinand Rauter, Karl Rankl, Hans Gál and Robert Kahn, who all have recently featured in the research and performance project ‘Singing a Song in a Foreign Land’ at the Royal College of Music.

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Book Talk: A Small Dark Quiet

6 June 6:30 pm
Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

Miranda Gold​ will be discussing her haunting novel, A Small Dark Quiet​, with ​writer, critic and former deputy director of English PEN​, Catherine Taylor​.

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A Walk through Highgate: Experiments in Urban Living

8 June
Opposite the Woodman Pub, Archway Road
London, Highgate N6 5UA United Kingdom
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£12

Discover some of Highgate's twentieth century housing developments in this historic walk through Highgate.

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Insiders/Outsiders Talk: Monica Bohm-Duchen

10 June 7:00 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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£3

Refugees from the Nazis and their contribution to British visual culture: a talk by art historian, Monica Bohm-Duchen, the creative director of the Insiders Outsiders Festival

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Edith Tudor-Hart, the Bauhaus and Isokon

11 June
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 3DR United Kingdom
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Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund, authors of new publication 'Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain' will speak about Bauhaus graduate Edith Tudor-Hart, her photography of the Isokon building and the émigré community in 1930s London.

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Celebrating Jewish Architecture – Routemaster Bus Tour

11 June 10:00 am
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street
London, NW1 7NB United Kingdom
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£30

Jump on board a classic Routemaster! In this tour with architecture expert Joe Kerr, you will have the chance to see buildings designed by famous Jewish architects whose work was crucial to the rebuilding of twentieth century London

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The Social Eye of Picture Post

11 June 6:00 pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Picture Post magazine was the publishing sensation of the 1940s and early 1950s. Founded by anti-Nazi refugee journalists and photographers it blended continental large format photography with British social documentary to produce moving, funny, hard-hiting stories about Britain in times of war and peace. This event will hear from the two co-curators, Professor Amanda Hopkinson and Mike Berlin, about the themes they have explored in the current exhibtion at the Peltz gallery: Refugees, Incomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post (4 June-5 July) with Professor Lynda Nead and Professor Steve Edwards in discussion.

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Talk: Women Exile Photographers in Britain

13 June 6:30 pm
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

When Gerty Simon was forced into exile in 1933 she was one of many photographers who fled Germany and Austria during the 1930s.  John March has made a study of the group of two dozen women exile photographers, some well-known, and others with brief or unrecognised careers.

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20:20 vision

16 June
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
London, South Kensigton SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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‘You, me and those who came before’: Queen Elizabeth Hall

17 June - 23 June
Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Free

As part of  Refugee Week Festival 2019, Counterpoints commissioned the celebrated photographer, Jillian Edelstein to respond to this year’s theme of the festival – ‘You, me and those who came before’. The result is a stunning series of portraits featuring first and second generation ‘refugees’, many of whom are public figures who we would not commonly associate with displacement.

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‘You, me and those who came before’: V&A

17 June - 23 June
V&A, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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Free

As part of  Refugee Week Festival 2019, Counterpoints commissioned the celebrated photographer, Jillian Edelstein to respond to this year’s theme of the festival – ‘You, me and those who came before’. The result is a stunning series of portraits featuring first and second generation ‘refugees’, many of whom are public figures who we would not commonly associate with displacement.

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