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February 2020

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

The family story is told by Stewart Purvis, creator of the ‘Hampstead Spies’ guided walk, who has researched all the files.

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Jacques & Jacqueline Groag: Architecture & Design

29 February - 1 November
The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road
London, NW3 2XD United Kingdom
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Jacques Groag, architect and furniture designer, and Jacqueline Groag, textile and pattern designer, were two celebrated residents of the Isokon building in the 1940s and early 1950s.

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March 2020

Modernist Hampstead Walk

1 March
Hampstead Tube Station, Hampstead High Street
London, London NW3 1QG United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

Discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s

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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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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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Only the Violins Remain: Alma and Arnold Rosé

9 March - 30 May
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Rd
London, NW1 5HT United Kingdom
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Free

The story of a father and daughter – icons of Austrian musical life – whose careers were cut short by the Nazis. Arnold fled to London but Alma was imprisoned in Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she led the Women’s Orchestra and saved the lives of many women prisoners, before perishing in the camp.

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Film: Animal Farm

11 March 2:00 pm
Museum in the Park, Stratford Park
Stroud, GL5 4AF United Kingdom
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Free

Halas and Batchelor’s acclaimed feature on George Orwell’s famous satirical fable stands out as an animation classic and remains both fresh and relevant. An outstanding achievement for renowned animators John Halas, Joy Batchelor and Harold Whitaker, this landmark adaptation brilliantly conveys the horror and humour of George Orwell’s scathing satire.

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Refuge and Renewal: Migration and British Art

14 March - 6 June
MOMA Machynlleth, Heol Penrallt
Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AJ United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition looks at how artist refugees in the last hundred years have been received and influenced British art

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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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Karl Koenig: The Refugee Doctor Who Pioneered Art as a Language for Social Therapeutic Care

15 March 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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Free

ART IN COMMUNITY invites refugees, migrants and friends to meet and share their stories through engagement with the healing arts. Join us as we celebrate the story of Karl Koenig and 80 years of Camphill through talks, films and creative encounters, leading to a day of art and community in the idyllic setting of a Camphill community, in May.

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An Insistence on Freedom: A Celebration of Siegfried Charoux’s Life & Work

15 March 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Fortune Hill London, NW11 7XN United Kingdom + Google Map
£20

This unique event will be held in émigré sculptor Siegfried Charoux’s former studio in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11, which has only rarely been opened to the public since his death in 1967.

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