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Past Events

Past EventsFriday, February 27

Boris Bennett: East End Weddings

Michael Greisman
Rachel Kolsky
Edwina Ehrman

Boris Bennett chronicled the major life events of Jewish East End families for over 25 years. His iconic photographs of East End weddings have been collated and edited by Michael Greisman and the result is a stunning testament to Jewish East End life in the early 20th century. Michael Greisman and Rachel Kolsky, a prize-winning Blue Badge guide, who contributed to the book, will discuss Bennett’s life and art with Edwina Ehrman, curator of Textiles at the V&A.

Michael Greisman was a property developer for many years. Now retired, he is pursuing his life-long passion for taking and developing pictures.

Rachel Kolksky is a prize-winning Blue Badge Tour guide, co-author of Jewish London. She is passionate about the human stories behind London’s buildings and also about East Finchley’s Phoenix Cinema. 

Edwina Ehrman is Curator of textiles and fashion at the V&A. She is the author of London Eats Out: 500 Years of Capital Dining and 300 Years of Bridal Fashions.

Book by emailing info@jewishbookweek.com or telephoning 020 7446 8771 (10.30am to 5.30pm Monday 15th December – Thursday 18th December and from Monday 5th January every weekday 10.30am – 5.30pm). You can also purchase a ticket at the museum on the day, subject to availability. 

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