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October 2019

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

7 October 2019 - 27 March 2020
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, London SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
Free

This free display covers the life and work of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky alongside other émigrés who escaped Nazi Europe for the relative safety of Britain.

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Migration at the RNCM

15 October - 5 December
Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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Migration has been in the DNA of the RNCM from its earliest roots, when in 1893 the German-born conductor Sir Charles Hallé realised his vision of founding a Northern conservatoire which became the Royal Manchester College of Music.

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Hungarian Lit Night: Moholy-Nagy in Britain

16 October 7:00 pm
Hungarian Cultural Centre London, 10 Maiden Lane
London, WC2E 7NA United Kingdom
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Free

Get familiar with Moholy-Nagy’s unique perspective at a night of immersive activities. A talk by the author Valeria Carullo will be accompanied by interactive performances by experimental artist Steven J Fowler that take you to a journey into Moholy-Nagy's world.

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“Collar the lot!” Artists, Aliens and Aspects of Internment in Britain c. 1940 – Four Short Talks Chaired by Monica Bohm-Duchen

17 October 6:30 pm
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum is delighted to present three free linked talks following on from the recent exhibition curated by the Ben Uri Research Unit, marking the contribution to art in Britain by the so-called ‘Hitler emigres’ on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

Talks by Charmian Brinson, Julia Winckler, Fran Lloyd and Rachel Pistol

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Pioneers of Modernism: William Morris and the Bauhaus

19 October 2019 - 26 January 2020
Willam Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road
London, Walthamstow E17 4PP United Kingdom
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The William Morris Gallery’s first major exhibition exploring the relationship between William Morris and the Bauhaus.

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Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman: The Good Immigrant USA

19 October 7:30 pm
Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£15 – £25

Join Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman as they discuss the experience of editing and contributing essays to both the US and UK editions of The Good Immigrant.

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East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil

21 October 7:30 pm
Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£15 – £25

A partly staged reading inspired by international human rights lawyer Philippe Sands’ award-winning bestseller about the Nuremberg trials.

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Academic Refugees in the 1930s: In and Around the Warburg Circle

22 October 5:30 pm
Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square
London, WC1H 0AB United Kingdom
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Having accepted the necessity of exile as they ventured into the unknown, refugees had massive practicalities to contend with. This talk draws on archival materials, especially relating to the activities of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (SPSL), to reconstruct procedures and indicate the nature of the help the émigrés received from organizations and individuals in Britain and the United States.

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From The Tattooist of Auschwitz to Cilka’s Journey

22 October 7:30 pm
Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£15 – £35

Find out what happened to The Tattooist of Auschwitz’s Cilka Klein from author Heather Morris as she discusses her latest novel at a London-exclusive event.

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The Outsider Inside? The Interaction of three German-speaking Emigrés – Paul Bondy, Hermann Sinsheimer and Bruno Adler – with British Institutions: The Early Post-War Years

23 October 6:00 pm
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Lecture by Jennifer Taylor, member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, based at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

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William Feaver on the Lives of Lucian Freud

24 October
The London Library, 14 Saint James's Square
London, SW1Y 4LG United Kingdom
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£12 – £15

In partnership with The London Library and Jewish Book Week, renowned art critic, William Feaver, discusses the first volume of his landmark new work of biography of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

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The Escape Act – A Holocaust Memoir

26 October - 27 October
CircusMash, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath
Birmingham, B14 7RA United Kingdom
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A one-woman theatre show incorporating circus and puppetry, it is the true story of Irene, a Jewish acrobat who survived the Holocaust hiding and performing at a German circus. The show switches between past and present, intersecting Irene's life with the performer's experiences growing up a grandchild to Holocaust survivors.

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