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May 2019

Sculpting After the Holocaust

2 May
New North London Synagogue, East End Road
London, N3 2SY United Kingdom
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This year on Yom Hashoah we remember the Holocaust through the experience and sculpture of Naomi Blake, who through her abstract and semi figurative pieces, sought to promote understanding between faiths. We will also be introduced - through a recently produced film - to the powerful sculpture of Maurice Blik. Naomi’s protective, nurturing and hopeful style, together with Maurice’s strong, defiant, outward-reaching forms, demonstrate contrasting but equally positive expressions of their experiences as survivors of the Holocaust.

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Penny Lecture: Michael Tippett – The Biography by Oliver Soden

3 May
Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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Writer and broadcaster Oliver Soden introduces his new biography of composer Michael Tippett with a lecture illustrated by live performances from Morley College’s students and tutors.

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

4 May 11:00 am
V&A Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road
London, W14 0QX United Kingdom
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Free

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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Showcasing Art History: Britain ∩ Europe

7 May
Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise
London, Kings Cross WC1X 9EW United Kingdom
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Encounters in Art: John Heartfield: Art and Politics in 1930s Britain

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Soldiering on: Czech Freedom Fighters in Great Britain 1940 -1945

7 May
Czech Embassy Cinema, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom
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£7

Marking the 80th anniversary of the 1939 occupation of Czechoslovakia the event showcases the work by refugee filmmakers Jiri Weiss and Karel Lamač who captured the fellow countrymen in short films for the Ministry of Information.

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The Ben Uri Art Society: Emigré Artists 1933-1945

8 May
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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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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In conversation: Artist Heather Ross and Performer/Musician Florian Kaplick

9 May 12:30 pm
Hatton Gallery, Kings Road, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Free

As part of a closing event to mark the end of Heather Ross's solo show The Loud and the Soft Speakers the artist will be in conversation with the performer Florian Kaplick. They will discuss how they collaborated on the performance within The Loud and the Soft Speakers, the process undertaken in the development and formation of this work and share their thoughts on how this can be contextualised with respect to the work of Kurt Schwitters.

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What Does Woman Want?

10 May
Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens
London, NW3 5SX United Kingdom
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£8 – £12

The relation of psychoanalysis, sexuality, and femininity is complex and laden with controversy. From its inception, psychoanalytic thought about female development was largely defined by men. Sabina Spielrein, Anna Freud, Lou Andreas-Salome, and Marie Bonaparte were among the intimate circle of Freud’s Women who challenged the main pillars of the 19th/early 20th century patriarchal social order.

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Great British Jews: A Celebration – Curator talk

13 May 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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Showcasing Art History: Britain ∩ Europe

14 May
Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise
London, Kings Cross WC1X 9EW United Kingdom
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Encounters in Art: Kurt Schwitters in Britain

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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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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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