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November 2019

Josef Herman

15 November 2019 - 1 February 2020
Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DP United Kingdom
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The first major exhibition for many years to trace the complex life journey of Polish-Jewish artist Josef Herman (1911-2000), from his escape from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1940 through his time spent in Glasgow, South Wales, London and Suffolk.

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December 2019

Refuge and Renewal: Migration and British Art

14 December 2019 - 1 March 2020
Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road
Bristol, BS8 1PX United Kingdom

Artist refugees in the last hundred years and their influence on British art

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January 2020

Albert Reuss Exhibition

9 January - 7 February
Truro Cathedral, High Cross
Truro, Cornwall TR1 2TE United Kingdom
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Free

The works of Reuss are expected to attract art lovers and those interested in his story and will be an integral part of the Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 display and event.

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Holocaust Memorial Day – Songs of Arrival

27 January 4:00 pm
Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square
Manchester, M2 5PD United Kingdom
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Free

As part of Holocaust Memorial Day, Manchester Jewish Museum’s song-writing group will present an initial performance of songs inspired by the moving stories of Jewish Refugees arriving in Cheetham in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Talk: Albert Reuss, Artist and Refugee

27 January 7:30 pm
Truro Cathedral, High Cross
Truro, Cornwall TR1 2TE United Kingdom
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£5

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945, Susan Soyinka, Reuss’s biographer, will be in conversation with Revd John Halkes, who was a personal friend of the artist.

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Belonging and not Belonging

29 January 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RNCM, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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Free

To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day 2020, Monica Bohm-Duchen, the initiator and Creative Director of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, will reflect upon her experience of working on the project, and Norbert Meyn, a professional tenor and the initiator of Singing a Song in a Foreign Land will give a talk-cum-recital about his on-going research on émigré musicians and composers.

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Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer

29 January 7:30 pm
RNCM, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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£8

Written and devised by David Fligg, this theatrical presentation portrays, for the first time, the Czech-Jewish composer Gideon Klein’s pre-war life. Featuring three actors from the MMU School of Theatre, with music by Klein, Mozart, Hindemith and Janáček performed by the Theseus Quartet, it gives an account of artistic and Jewish life in Prague immediately before, and during, the German occupation, and of Gideon’s struggles to survive imprisonment.

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George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain

31 January - 10 May
The House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross
London, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Spanning George Him’s long and versatile career as both an independent designer and as one half of the prolific Lewitt-Him partnership (1933-1954), the exhibition will include iconic wartime propaganda posters for the Ministries of Food and Information, corporate branding for El Al airlines and adverts for clients like Schweppes, Technicolor, the Post Office and The Times.

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February 2020

The Life of Herbert Bier through his Archive

7 February 12:00 pm
Wallace Collection, Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square
London, W1U 3BN
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Free

This will be a chance to view the archive material and hear a talk on the life of the art dealer Herbert Bier (1905-1981) in the Visitors’ Library at the Wallace Collection.

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Dissent and Displacement: Monica Petzal and Margarete Klopfleisch

8 February - 19 April
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk
Leicester, Leicester LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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An exhibition in two parts: wall-mounted prints by Monica Petzal; and sculptures and works on paper by Margarete Klopfleisch

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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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Farewell to Vienna: A New Beginning

9 February 3:00 pm
St John-in-Bedwardine Parish Church, 1A Bromyard Road, St Johns
Worcester, WR2 5BS United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

St John-in-Bedwardine Parish Church, Worcester Join Ensemble Burletta on a journey from the Vienna of Mozart and Brahms, to the dark days of pre-war Austria and the flight of Jewish-born nationals from the Nazi regime. As part of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, they perform works for clarinet and strings celebrating the musical links between Vienna and those that were forced to…

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