Past Events

Here you will find information about all the past events at Jewish Book Week. Each page contains the programme details as published in advance, and - where available - a record of the event as it happened. 

To find an event, you can adjust the view below to display all the events with the most recent or least recent first. Or you can search by speaker name or any keyword for individual events. Five entries are displayed per page. Use the green arrows or previous/1/2/3/next tabs at the top to move further through the listing. 


Daniel Libeskind
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Royal Geographical Society

1 Kensington Gore



Colin Shindler, Chair: Ned Temko
Sunday, 11 March 2018

In his collection of essays Colin Shindler presents his very personal take on Israel, based on over 50 years of writing on the subject for The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post and the Guardian. This vivid and engaging ‘history’ speaks of Shindler’s deep understanding of the problems of the region.

Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood
Sunday, 11 March 2018
Celebrated jazz vocalist Jacqui Dankworth and award-winning American singer/pianist Charlie Wood and their band take you on a musical tour of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood and beyond, as they bring you the lives and music of Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Alan &
Mohammad Gharipour, Chair: Irving Finkel
Sunday, 11 March 2018
Stephen Greenblatt, Howard Jacobson, Janet Suzman
Sunday, 11 March 2018
In honour of Maurice Marks

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