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November 2019

The Promise

25 November 2019 7:30 pm
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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£12 – £15

Screening of a new film about artist and holocaust survivor Roman Halter, followed by a Q&A with Ardyn Halter (Roman’s son), Fred Scott and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.

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The Passing of the Third Floor Back: CineClub

26 November 2019 7:00 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate
London, SW7 1PQ United Kingdom
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Based on Murray Forbes’ story of the same title, the film follows John Muller (Paul Henreid) on his escape from mobsters out of the frying pan into the fire. The protagonist’s cynical view of human blindness provides for quite an ironic and surprising ending to this true noir.

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Bye Bye Bauhaus

30 November 2019
University of Westminster School of Architecture, 35 Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5LS United Kingdom
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£25 – £50

As the Bauhaus Centenary year comes to its close, what is left to say? The Bye Bye Bauhaus day symposium, offers new perspectives and stories that have not yet been told, concerning design in Germany and Britain during the past century.

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December 2019

Hollow Triumph: CineClub

3 December 2019 7:00 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate
London, SW7 1PQ United Kingdom
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Based on Murray Forbes’ story of the same title, the film follows John Muller (Paul Henreid) on his escape from mobsters out of the frying pan into the fire. The protagonist’s cynical view of human blindness provides for quite an ironic and surprising ending to this true noir.

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“A Camp full of Once and future Very Important Persons”

4 December 2019
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Lecture: Fred Uhlman and Kurt Schwitters in Internment

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Ernst Schoen – the life of an anti-fascist radio pioneer

4 December 2019 7:00 pm
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 4QH United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

Taking the form of a live radio presentation, this evening will highlight the fascinating life of Ernst Schoen (1884–1960), radio practitioner, writer, composer and lifelong anti-fascist, as presented by Dr Esther Leslie and Dr Sam Dolbear.

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A Ceramic Conversation

5 December 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hampstead School of Art, Penrose Gardens
London, NW3 7BF United Kingdom
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Free

Janet Haig is a Hampstead-based ceramicist, whose unique hand-crafted vessels and stoneware torsos have been shown in many galleries and featured in boutiques and magazines. This talk provides an opportunity to understand the life of a maker, to ask questions and share your views.

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Talk: The Jew as an Outsider?

7 December 2019

Who were the real outsiders? with David Herman

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January 2020

Between Departure and Arrival: Re-Assessing the Work of Ilse Aichinger and Helga Michie

15 January
Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate
London, SW7 1PQ United Kingdom
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Free

Twin sisters Ilse Aichinger and Helga Michie responded to the tremors of the 20th century through different creative media. This international conference will be the first occasion where their oeuvres in literature and the visual arts will be examined conjointly and considered as reflections of personal experience and in the context of their time.

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Between Departure and Arrival: Re-Assessing the Work of Ilse Aichinger and Helga Michie

16 January - 17 January
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Twin sisters Ilse Aichinger and Helga Michie responded to the tremors of the 20th century through different creative media. This international conference will be the first occasion where their oeuvres in literature and the visual arts will be examined conjointly and considered as reflections of personal experience and in the context of their time.

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Talk: Judith Kerr

18 January

The recent death of the famous children’s writer, Judith Kerr, an old family friend, received an enormous amount of attention. Many of her best-known books have been loved by generations of young children. Tributes pointed out that she was a German Jewish refugee.

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From Heartfield to Memes: Lessons from History

22 January 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road
London, E2 0QN United Kingdom
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Free

Sabine Kriebel discusses the significance of John Heartfield's mass-circulation photomontages in today's era of the meme.

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