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February 2020

Belonging and Not Belonging: An Art History Day School

8 February 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road
Bristol, BS8 1PX United Kingdom
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£30

Join Peter Wakelin, the curator of ‘Refuge and Renewal: Migration and British Art’ for an Art History Day School packed with fascinating stories of émigré artists and the impact of displacement. Peter will unpack some of the context in which this exhibition sits, and give an overview of this wide topic.

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

16 February
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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£195

A two day workshop led by Harriett Goldenberg
The second part takes place on 23 February 2020

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Dissent and Displacement Public Seminar Series

16 February 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk
Leicester, Leicester LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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Lived and Imagined Histories : Some Thoughts on the Work of First and Second Generation (Jewish) Visual Artists

Monica Bohm-Duchen, initiator and Creative Director of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, presents the series’ opening seminar, in honour of the new exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester.

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The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II – Book Launch

19 February 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

The Wiener Holocaust Library is delighted to launch the publication of Michael Rosen's new book The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II.

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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain

26 February 7:30 pm
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, New End Square
London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom
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£8

In this event, the authors of Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain, Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund, tell the story of the Isokon, the Pritchards artistic network and the legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain.

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How ‘the most dangerous spy in history’ was recruited in Hampstead

27 February 7:30 pm
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, New End Square
London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom
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£8

For the Kuczynskis, fighting fascism by helping the KGB was a Hampstead family business.

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March 2020

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Eva Ibbotson

1 March 3:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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£9.50

To celebrate the reissuing of three of her adult novels - among them The Morning Gift and The Secret Countess - featuring Jewish heroines, and ahead of a forthcoming biography, her friends and colleagues Nicola Beauman, Amanda Craig and Marian Lloyd discuss her writing and her legacy.

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The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London

1 March 6:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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£14.50

A panel discussion focussing on two new publications, with Daniel Snowman, Michael Gee, Uwe Westphal, author of Fashion Metropolis Berlin1836-1939: The Story of the Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry and Anna Nyburg, author of The Clothes on our Backs: How Refugees from Nazism Revitalised the British Fashion Trade.

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Emigration, Displacement, and Art: Testimonies from the AJR Refugee Voices

4 March 5:00 pm
University of Leicester, University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH United Kingdom
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The seminar is part of Refugee Week Breaking Barriers as well as the “Dissent and Displacement” Public Seminar Series.

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Cambridge: City of Scholars, City of Refuge, 1933-1945

5 March - 6 March
Trinity College, Garret Hostel Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TJ United Kingdom
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£5

The New University Library seen from Memorial Court, Clare (1934) Cambridge University Library (Cam.bb.934.7). Image via CC BY-NC 3.0 Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge This conference is the first attempt to begin to reconstruct the ways in which Cambridge – university, colleges, and town – became a sanctuary for persecuted European academics, 1933-45. Papers will range widely across the…

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Dissent and Displacement Public Seminar Series – Michel Kichka

12 March 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Leicester, University of Leicester Fielding Johnson First Floor Council Suite 1 and 2
Leicester, LE1 7RH United Kingdom
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Free

Michel Kichka: Second Generation: A Graphic Novel on Fathers and Sons after the Holocaust

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Being Second Generation with Gaby Glassman

15 March 11:00 am
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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£9

More than 70 years after the Holocaust, children of survivors and refugees will explore together how it has affected their lives.

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