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January 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Stranger in a Strange Land

16 February
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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£195

A two day workshop led by Harriett Goldenberg
The second part takes place on 23 February 2020

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Dissent and Displacement Public Seminar Series

16 February 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk
Leicester, Leicester LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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Lived and Imagined Histories : Some Thoughts on the Work of First and Second Generation (Jewish) Visual Artists

Monica Bohm-Duchen, initiator and Creative Director of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, presents the series’ opening seminar, in honour of the new exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester.

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The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II – Book Launch

19 February 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

The Wiener Holocaust Library is delighted to launch the publication of Michael Rosen's new book The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II.

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