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May 2019


23 May 3:00 pm
Charleston, Firle
Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL United Kingdom
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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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Towards an Open Land Project: On the Frontline: Jewish and Muslim Poets Speak Out

25 May 12:30 pm
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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With poets Amir Darwish, Dr Jennifer Langer, Mohamed Mohamed and Jill Abram. Come and hear their poems and join them in discussion.

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Fifth Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition

26 May - 30 September
Piano Nobile Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, Kings Cross N1 9AG United Kingdom

Celebrating contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture, the Ruth Borchard prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists to compete for £10,000 and an opportunity for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection.

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Edith Tudor-Hart and Wolfgang Suschitzky

27 May - 17 November
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, London SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
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Following the rise of Fascism in Vienna in the 1930s, brother and sister Edith Tudor-Hart (1908–73) and Wolfgang Suschitzky (1912–2016) found sanctuary in Britain, where both became leading documentary photographers. This display offers a rare opportunity to see a substantial group of photographs by brother and sister together.

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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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Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon

30 May - 15 October
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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The Wiener Library’s summer 2019 exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon

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June 2019

Refugees, Newcomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post, 1938-56

3 June - 5 July
Peltz Gallery, 43, Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom

This exhibition brings together for the first time over sixty original prints by renowned émigré photographers Gerti Deutsch and Kurt Hutton, together with Bert Hardy and Haywood Magee, revealing Picture Post magazine’s stories of refugees and immigrants to Britain from the 1930s to the 1950s. 

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Driftwood Cast Upon a Foreign Shore: Jankel Adler in Britain, 1940–49

3 June - 8 July
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road
London, NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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"Adler died last summer in exile without a passport; driftwood cast upon a foreign shore by the European hurricane".

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Elman Poole Concert: Egon Wellesz and other Emigrées in 1930s Britain

3 June 5:00 pm
Lincoln College, Oxford, Turl St
Oxford, OX1 3DR United Kingdom
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This concert will feature some of Egon Wellesz' works, written before and after his emigration, alongside those of fellow emigrées Ferdinand Rauter, Karl Rankl, Hans Gál and Robert Kahn, who all have recently featured in the research and performance project ‘Singing a Song in a Foreign Land’ at the Royal College of Music.

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Book Talk: A Small Dark Quiet

6 June 6:30 pm
Weiner Library, 29 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Miranda Gold​ will be discussing her haunting novel, A Small Dark Quiet​, with ​writer, critic and former deputy director of English PEN​, Catherine Taylor​.

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Walter Nessler: Post-war Optimist

8 June - 6 October
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex P019 1TJ United Kingdom
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A significant display of the work of German-born artist Walter Nessler

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A Walk through Highgate: Experiments in Urban Living

8 June
Opposite the Woodman Pub, Archway Road
London, Highgate N6 5UA United Kingdom
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Discover some of Highgate's twentieth century housing developments in this historic walk through Highgate.

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