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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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Showcasing Art History: Britain ∩ Europe

21 May
Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise
London, Kings Cross WC1X 9EW United Kingdom
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Encounters in Art: Ludwig Meidner and Oskar Kokoschka

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Belonging and Not Belonging: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933: Lecture by Monica Bohm-Duchen

21 May 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street
London, NW1 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

An illustrated talk by Monica Bohm-Duchen, initiator and Creative Director of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, will focus on the experiences of the émigré artists who found refuge in this country in the wake of Hitler’s accession to power in 1933

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The experience of the Kindertransport in oral history testimonies

22 May
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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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Insiders/Outsiders

23 May 3:00 pm
Charleston, Firle
Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL United Kingdom
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£16

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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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

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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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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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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Free

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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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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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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