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Events 2021

Jewish Book Week holds recordings of nearly 1000 of our past events. You can click on the boxes below to browse by festival year, or type in the fields to search for a speaker, event title or topic.

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Arena at Jewish Book Week: Featuring I Thought I Was Taller: A short history of Mel Brooks

Contributor(s): Sally Angel | Anthony Wall | Alan Yentob | Mark Lawson

03/10/2021 - 5:30 pm

In-hall tickets are priced at £18.50 At-home streaming tickets can be booked for £12.50 by following this link The ground-breaking BBC documentary series Aren... read more

Spymaster: The Man Who Saved MI6

Contributor(s): Helen Fry | Robert Hutton

03/10/2021 - 4:00 pm

Thomas Kendrick was central to the British Secret Service from its beginnings early last century through to the Second World War. Under the guise of a British P... read more

Bernard-Henri Lévy & Elif Shafak: Misery, Hope and the Humanitarian Crisis

Contributor(s): Bernard-Henri Lévy | Elif Shafak | Rafael Behr

03/10/2021 - 4:00 pm

In-hall tickets are priced at £18.50 At-home streaming tickets can be booked for £12.50 by following this link Two of the world’s most respected thinkers an... read more

People Love Dead Jews: Dara Horn in conversation

Contributor(s): Dara Horn | Zoe Strimpel

03/10/2021 - 2:30 pm

This event is a live broadcast onto the big screen in Hall 2. In-hall tickets are priced at £12.50 At-home streaming tickets can be booked for £9.50 by follow... read more

Billy Wilder: From Vienna to Hollywood

Contributor(s): Jonathan Coe | Noah Isenberg | Francine Stock

03/10/2021 - 2:30 pm

In-hall tickets are priced at £16.50 At-home streaming tickets can be booked for £12.50 by following this link With What a Carve Up author Jonathan Coe on t... read more

Power Players: Ivor Crewe & Anthony Seldon

Contributor(s): Ivor Crewe | Anthony Seldon | Sue MacGregor

03/10/2021 - 1:00 pm

In-hall tickets are priced at £16.50 At-home streaming tickets can be booked for £12.50 by following this link Who wants to be a Macmillan or Blair? 300 years... read more

Joshua Cohen: The Netanyahus

Contributor(s): Joshua Cohen | Josh Glancy

03/10/2021 - 1:00 pm

A rare UK event for the man The Washington Post called “maybe America’s greatest living writer”. His previous novels Witz, Book of Numbers and Moving King... read more

Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy

Contributor(s): Anne Sebba | Clare Mulley

03/10/2021 - 11:30 am

In-hall tickets are priced at £16.50 At-home streaming tickets can be booked for £12.50 by following this link To J. Edgar Hoover it was ‘the trial of the c... read more

The Curious Rise of Alex Lazarus

Contributor(s): Adam Leigh | Jenni Frazer

03/10/2021 - 11:30 am

When restless advertising executive Alex Lazarus meets charming lawyer Julian Lloyd-Mason while looking after their children in the park, they hatch a plan to l... read more

Online Streaming Pass – Sunday 3rd October

Contributor(s): Anne Sebba | Ivor Crewe | Anthony Seldon | Jonathan Coe | Noah Isenberg | Dara Horn | Bernard-Henri Lévy | Elif Shafak | Alan Yentob | Anthony Wall | Sally Angel | Clare Mulley | Francine Stock | Mark Lawson

03/10/2021 - 11:30 am

This pass gives you online access to six of our October events for half the price of the individual tickets. These events will be available to watch live or for... read more

Doctor Schnitzler’s Casebook

Contributor(s): Tristram Powell | Honor Borwick | Star Cast To Be Announced

02/10/2021 - 8:00 pm

Sponsored by Jacqueline and Michael Gee Cast now announced: Bafta & Olivier winner Toby Jones as Arthur Schnitzler, National Theatre veteran Malcom Sinclair... read more

2021 Festival Pass

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24/03/2021 - 7:30 pm

For £125 access all 49 paid-for events (individually priced at £9.50-12.50) from 27th February – 24th March, available to watch live or at your conveni... read more

The Pandemic, the NHS and Me: Michael Rosen and Rachel Clarke

Contributor(s): Michael Rosen | Rachel Clarke | Rebecca Taylor

24/03/2021 - 7:00 pm

You can buy a ticket to watch this past event until 31st March 2021 by clicking here A unique chance to hear from two bestselling writers who experienced the Co... read more

Louis Jacobs: Life & Legacy

Contributor(s): Harry Freedman | Michael Harris | Richard Bolchover

18/03/2021 - 8:00 pm

You can buy a ticket to watch this past event until 31st March 2021 by clicking here Rabbi Louis Jacobs was a Talmudic genius and runaway winner of the Jewish... read more

Matthew d’Ancona: Identity, Ignorance, Innovation

Contributor(s): Matthew D'Ancona | Matthew Stadlen

16/03/2021 - 7:00 pm

You can buy a ticket to watch this past event until 31st March 2021 by clicking here The traditional tools of political analysis are obsolete: we must seek new ... read more

2021 Festival Pass

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07/03/2021 - 11:00 pm

Book a pass to get access to all 50+ Jewish Book Week 2021 events from 27th February – 24th March 2021. read more