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May 2019

The Experience of the Kindertransport – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

16 May
The Laboratory, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common
London, SE21 7LD United Kingdom
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Free – £12

80 years ago 10,000 children came to Britain as unaccompanied refugees on the Kindertransport from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, escaping Nazi Europe. Following a screening of some extracts of interviews, the panel discussion with two former Kinder, chaired by Dr Bea Lewkowicz, Director of the AJR Refugee Voices Testimony Archive, will explore how the Kinder adapted in Britain and how they dealt with being separated from their families and their homes

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Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon

30 May - 15 October
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

The Wiener Library’s summer 2019 exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon

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June 2019

Refugees, Newcomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post, 1938-56

3 June - 5 July
Peltz Gallery, 43, Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom

This exhibition brings together for the first time over sixty original prints by renowned émigré photographers Gerti Deutsch and Kurt Hutton, together with Bert Hardy and Haywood Magee, revealing Picture Post magazine’s stories of refugees and immigrants to Britain from the 1930s to the 1950s. 

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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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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 project 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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Émigré designers in the V&A’s Archive of Art and Design

17 June 11:00 am
V&A Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road
London, W14 0QX United Kingdom
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Some of the most important contributors to British design in the mid- and late-twentieth century were Jewish émigrés, many of whom who escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s or survived the persecution of the Second World War to make their homes in Britain in the 1940s. The working archives, and some private papers, of 28 Jewish designers and practitioners are represented in the AAD.

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Great British Jews: A Celebration – Curator talk

17 June 3:00 pm
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street
London, NW1 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

This playful exhibition celebrates the huge contribution that Jews have made to this country across a variety of cultural, scientific and commercial fields.

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July 2019

Stories of Migration from Picture Post Magazine 1938–56

2 July 7:00 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate
London, SW7 1PQ United Kingdom
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Free

To coincide with the exhibition Refugees, Newcomers & Citizens the ACF will host a special talk with Amanda Hopkinson, daughter of Austrian photographer Gerti Deutsch and Picture Post editor, Tom Hopkinson. She will discuss the photographers and stories featured in the exhibition alongside the contribution made to British life by very different groups of immigrants, from those arriving on the Kindertransport to the  SS Empire Windrush generation.

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