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April 2019

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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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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May 2019


23 May 3:00 pm
Charleston, Firle
Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL United Kingdom
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Monica Bohm-Duchen will discuss the importance of cultural cross-fertilisation with eminent art historian and curator, Norman Rosenthal and novelist Esther Freud

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Towards an Open Land Project: On the Frontline: Jewish and Muslim Poets Speak Out

25 May 12:30 pm
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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With poets Amir Darwish, Dr Jennifer Langer, Mohamed Mohamed and Jill Abram. Come and hear their poems and join them in discussion.

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Showcasing Art History: Britain ∩ Europe

28 May
Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise
London, Kings Cross WC1X 9EW United Kingdom
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Encounters in Art: Women Émigré Artists: Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Milein Cosman, Else Meidne

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June 2019

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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German-speaking Emigrés in British Theatre and Film

12 June
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Lecture given by members of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies

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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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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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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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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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The Life and Work of Friedrich Nagler: A Conversation

22 June
Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road
Hove, East Sussex BN3 4AB United Kingdom
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Join Friedrich Nagler’s sons, Mervyn and Martin, in a conversation about this extraordinary artist to discuss their father’s life, experience and work.

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Being Second Generation: with Gaby Glassman

30 June 11:00 am
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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More than 70 years after the Holocaust, children of survivors and refugees will explore together how it has affected their lives. This workshop will be led by Gaby Glassman, a psychologist and psychotherapist who has facilitated second generation and intergenerational groups in the UK and abroad since the 1980s.

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