Maurice Blik Plasters: The Artist at Eighty

Sculpt Gallery Braxted Park Road, Gt. Braxted, Essex, United Kingdom

Born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1939 and having survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a child, Maurice Blik arrived in the UK aged seven. The ability to come to terms with this and to confront the face of humanity that he had witnessed, stayed silent in him for some forty years until it found a voice in the passionate and exquisite sculpture he began to produce in the late 1980s.


The Laban Lecture

The Place 17 Duke's Road, London, United Kingdom

Every year The Laban Guild celebrates the legacy of Rudolf Laban through a lecture from a leading academic or practitioner who actively promotes the work and heritage of this modern dance pioneer, who took refuge in the UK from Germany in 1938. This is part of the annual conference /AGM

£25 – £95

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky: The Forgotten Expressionist

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Join us for a special lecture on the artist on Sunday 28th April – ‘Marie-Louise von Motesiczky: The Forgotten Expressionist’, given by Dr Ines Schlenker. Please note: this event was previously scheduled for Sunday 24th March.


Showcasing Art History: Britain ∩ Europe

Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square Campus Penton Rise, London, Kings Cross, United Kingdom

Encounters in Art: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Visual Culture

Hampstead in the 1930s – A Walking Tour + Visits

As the abundance of wall plaques in the area demonstrates, visual artists have been drawn to the physical and cultural attractions of Hampstead since the late eighteenth century. This London day, however, concentrates on artistic life in Hampstead in the 1930s, the period in which it occupied a unique place in the story of British art and architecture.


Yom Hashoah Commemorative Concert

JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, London, United Kingdom

To commemorate the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, the internationally renowned Zemel Choir will be performing in concert at JW3.

£16 – £20

Sculpting After the Holocaust

New North London Synagogue East End Road, London, United Kingdom

This year on Yom Hashoah we remember the Holocaust through the experience and sculpture of Naomi Blake, who through her abstract and semi figurative pieces, sought to promote understanding between faiths. We will also be introduced - through a recently produced film - to the powerful sculpture of Maurice Blik. Naomi’s protective, nurturing and hopeful style, together with Maurice’s strong, defiant, outward-reaching forms, demonstrate contrasting but equally positive expressions of their experiences as survivors of the Holocaust.

Penny Lecture: Michael Tippett – The Biography by Oliver Soden

Morley College 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Writer and broadcaster Oliver Soden introduces his new biography of composer Michael Tippett with a lecture illustrated by live performances from Morley College’s students and tutors.

Émigré designers in the V&A’s Archive of Art and Design

V&A Blythe House 23 Blythe Road, London, United Kingdom

Some of the most important contributors to British design in the mid- and late-twentieth century were Jewish émigrés, many of whom who escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s or survived the persecution of the Second World War to make their homes in Britain in the 1940s. The working archives, and some private papers, of 28 Jewish designers and practitioners are represented in the AAD.


Soldiering on: Czech Freedom Fighters in Great Britain 1940 -1945

Czech Embassy Cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, United Kingdom

Marking the 80th anniversary of the 1939 occupation of Czechoslovakia the event showcases the work by refugee filmmakers Jiri Weiss and Karel Lamač who captured the fellow countrymen in short films for the Ministry of Information.


The Ben Uri Art Society: Emigré Artists 1933-1945

University of London Senate House Room 243, Malet Street, London, London, United Kingdom

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


Schwitters Spoken Loud and Softly: Florian Kaplick live performance

Cample Line Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland, United Kingdom

In a special event to mark the closing of Heather Ross’ installation The Loud and the Soft Speakers, musician and performer Florian Kaplick (the main protagonist in Ross's installation) will give a live performance of Kurt Schwitter’s two most iconic works. This will include a performance of Schwitters' seminal sound poem The Ursonate (approx 40 mins) and a new interpretation of his famous poem An Anna Blume.


Dorothy Bohm: Colour Photographs

Avivson Gallery 49 Highgate High Street, London, United Kingdom

The Avivson Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibition, a selection of small and exquisite colour prints, many of them images never seen in public before, by doyenne of British photography Dorothy Bohm

In conversation: Artist Heather Ross and Performer/Musician Florian Kaplick

Cample Line Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland, United Kingdom

As part of a closing event to mark the end of Heather Ross's solo show The Loud and the Soft Speakers the artist will be in conversation with the performer Florian Kaplick. They will discuss how they collaborated on the performance within The Loud and the Soft Speakers, the process undertaken in the development and formation of this work and share their thoughts on how this can be contextualised with respect to the work of Kurt Schwitters.


What Does Woman Want?

Freud Museum London 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, United Kingdom

The relation of psychoanalysis, sexuality, and femininity is complex and laden with controversy. From its inception, psychoanalytic thought about female development was largely defined by men. Sabina Spielrein, Anna Freud, Lou Andreas-Salome, and Marie Bonaparte were among the intimate circle of Freud’s Women who challenged the main pillars of the 19th/early 20th century patriarchal social order.

£8 – £12

Great British Jews: A Celebration – Curator talk

Jewish Museum London Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street, London, United Kingdom

This playful exhibition celebrates the huge contribution that Jews have made to this country across a variety of cultural, scientific and commercial fields.