Events 2011

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Refugee and Survivors Stories

01/03/2011 - 11:00 am

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Tony Grenville is the author of the first history of the refugees who fled to Britain from German-speaking lands, from their arrival in the mid-thirties, to ...
Flavours of Babylon

01/03/2011 - 10:45 am

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Following a screening of Sephardi Voices, in which seven Jewish men and women from Iraq, Egypt, Iran and Morocco tell their stories of coexistence and persec...
Films produced by the Association of Jewish Refugees

01/03/2011 - 10:45 am

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Both directed by Dr Bea Lewkowicz Moments and Memories (2005, 38 mins) This film highlights the memories and experiences of fourteen refugees and surv...
Great House

01/03/2011 - 10:30 am

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“[She] happens to write like an angel.” — Simon Schama Nicole Krauss mesmerised readers, critics and judges of literary prizes alike with The Hi...
Lives Remembered

28/02/2011 - 11:30 am

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Miriam Frank had to adjust to new countries and new languages before becoming a successful anaesthetist and respected translator. Prolific writer Rosemary Fr...
Flash Fiction Writing Workshop

28/02/2011 - 11:15 am

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Flash fiction, micro fiction, short shorts: this is the short story distilled to its very essence, less than 1000 words in length and often much shorter. We ...
Poetry

28/02/2011 - 11:15 am

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Each of Ruth Fainlight’s poems is a balancing act between thought and feeling, revealing otherness within the everyday. She read from her New and Collected...
Arthur Miller Biography, Part 2

28/02/2011 - 11:15 am

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Backed by popular demand, Christopher Bigsby returned to JBW to talk to us about Arthur Miller from 1962 – the year of Marilyn’s death – to that of the...
The Hare with Amber Eyes

28/02/2011 - 11:00 am

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The internationally acclaimed ceramicist, Edmund de Waal, retraced the history of his family through an inherited collection of netsuke – tiny Japanese fig...
Eat, Write, Love

28/02/2011 - 10:30 am

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Recipe for a delectable and stimulating talk: take an award-winning novelist and a fabulous cookbook writer. Add a flavour of Jane Austen, equal doses of int...
Films

28/02/2011 -

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The Slow Mirror (22 minutes) The Slow Mirror is based on a short story by Jewish-American novelist Richard Zimler, who wrote the scre...
Community Buildings: Building Community

27/02/2011 - 1:30 pm

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One of the causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment. Alain de Botton tells us about his new Living Architecture project, dedicat...
Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka

27/02/2011 - 12:45 pm

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Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav was a religious Jew responsive to the challenge of Jewish secularism; Franz Kafka, a thoroughly secular Jew who loved the paradoxic...
The People and the Book: The Impact of the Printing Press on the Formation of Jewish Culture

27/02/2011 - 12:45 pm

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David Ruderman spoke about the momentous world events that shaped Jewish history in the early modern era. What did the discovery of America in 1492 have to d...
Fifty Year Reflections of a Jewish Historian

27/02/2011 - 12:30 pm

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With consummate skill, patience and brilliance in equal measure, Martin Gilbert has recounted most of the major events of the 20th century. His work encompas...