Events 2011

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True Tales

05/03/2011 - 3:15 pm

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The totally true storytelling club returned for JBW 2011. We selected some of our favourite writers who revealed true moments of beauty, awkwardness, tragedy...
Berlin at War

04/03/2011 - 3:30 pm

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Roger Moorhouse’s bird’s eye-view of life in Berlin under Nazism using memoirs, diaries and interviews charts the violent humbling of a once-proud metrop...
Translating Anne Frank

04/03/2011 - 3:30 pm

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Most of Anne Frank’s readers come to her diary through a translation. How much has this affected our experience of this iconic piece of writing? How much i...
Banking Then and Now

03/03/2011 - 3:45 pm

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With access to 10,000 letters and a wealth of previously unpublished material, Niall Ferguson’s compelling biography: High Financier: The Lives and Time of...
Film: Jellyfish

03/03/2011 - 3:45 pm

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Co-directed by Etgar Keret and his wife Shira Geffen – who also wrote the film – this small wonder won the Golden Camera prize at Cannes. Three stories a...
Workshop: Story by Bedtime

03/03/2011 - 3:45 pm

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This practical afternoon workshop got our JBW audience writing a bedtime story to read to their loved ones. They had the chance to explore some of the elemen...
The Arabs and the Holocaust

03/03/2011 - 3:30 pm

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Arab and Israeli reactions to the Holocaust differ naturally and are yet closely interconnected, as the Nazi genocide of the Jews has become the object of va...
Meet the Author

03/03/2011 -

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When his cousin was killed in the Zululand hills, journalist Kevin Bloom’s reporting of South Africa’s tempestuous social upheaval took on a deeply perso...
Haunting Memories and Fractured Identities

02/03/2011 - 10:30 am

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Two strikingly new voices came to JBW 2011, original and poetic, revisit the themes of loss and belonging, nourished by their own experiences. In Jenny Erben...
Silent Words

02/03/2011 - 10:15 am

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Johanna Adorjan and Merilyn Moos both grew up with vast areas of silence, things that could not be spoken about. Echoes of the holocaust linger into the sile...
I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal

02/03/2011 - 10:15 am

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Narrated by Nicole Kidman, the film features interviews with Wiesenthal associates, government leaders from around the world, friends and family members. Pre...
Workshop: Find Your Poetic Voice

02/03/2011 - 10:15 am

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This was a practical writing workshop helping participants to get in touch with their poetic voices. Memories are essential ingredients for constructing poem...
Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends

02/03/2011 - 10:00 am

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In his research for his biography of Simon Weisenthal, Tom Segev had access to previously unseen and recently declassified papers, rendering this the first f...
Clive James in conversation with Pascal Bruckner

02/03/2011 -

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Pascal Bruckner is not afraid of controversy. Original and unconventional, the author of The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism has garnered pra...
Workshops: The Afternoon Play

01/03/2011 - 11:00 am

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What is unique about the short form on stage? How do you capture something and distil it down to a few minutes? In this workshop, participants learnt and pla...