Events 2019

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20th Century Jewish Journeys: Avrom Sutzkever and A.C. Jacobs

03/03/2019 - 4:30 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Heather Valencia and Merle Bachman introduce the lives, works and indelible impact of Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever and Scottish poet A.C. Jacobs, with read...

Free. Unticketed Fringe Event

The Rat Lines

03/03/2019 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

International human rights lawyer Philippe Sands discussed his phenomenal BBC series, The Rat Lines, the story of the post-war Nazi escape route out...
Murderous Maths

03/03/2019 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Join best-selling author and mathematician Kjartan Poskett to discover the fun side of numbers and shapes, including weird tricks and games you can’t l...

A children's/ young adult's discount is available for this event.

City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir

03/03/2019 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

1930s Shanghai: in the years before the Japanese invaded, the city was a haven for outlaws from all over the world; a place where pasts could be forgotten, f...
Lev Ozerov: Portraits without Frames

03/03/2019 - 3:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Robert Chandler, in conversation with David Herman, discuss his recently published translation of Lev Ozerov’ s stupendous Portraits without Frames...

Free. Unticketed Fringe Event

Jewish Arguments: Then and Now

03/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

In a world riven with bitter divisions, perverting every opportunity for dialogue, Simon Schama examined the peculiar force of contradictory argument in Jewi...
Under Cover: A Poet’s Life in Publishing

03/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Acclaimed poet and publisher to the great and good, Jeremy Robson talks about his five decades in publishing, working with such intriguing and diverse figure...
Finding Nemon

03/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Emigré sculptor Oscar Nemon, whose subjects included Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill and Sigmund Freud, was one of the 20th century’...
Radio Tel Aviv: The Musical Confession of Dr Israel Shine

03/03/2019 - 1:30 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Edward Evans presents a brilliantly funny novel. Israel has no idea who he is. Tracing his memories, track by musical track, he uncovers a cosmic emptiness a...

Free. Unticketed Fringe Event

The Knock on the Door: Struggling Against Apartheid

03/03/2019 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

In apartheid South Africa, many desperate parents fought to rescue their children, arrested for so-called ‘anti-apartheid’ activities, from the s...
Workers’ Tales

03/03/2019 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Explore a collection of political tales selected and introduced by the brilliant critic and author Michael Rosen. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ...
Doing Nothing

03/03/2019 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Oscar Wilde said that doing nothing is, ‘the most difficult thing in the world’. Today we live in a culture that demonises idleness, and the glor...
Bitter

03/03/2019 - 12:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Francesca Jakobi talks about the perils and pitfalls of fictionalising a family story. In Bitter, it is 1969, and while the summer of love lingers i...

Free. Unticketed Fringe Event

Reckonings: Who Cares About Bringing Nazis to Justice?

03/03/2019 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 1

Eli Rosenbaum of the US Justice Department has been described as ‘the world’s most successful Nazi hunter’. However, Professor Mary Fulbroo...
A Brave New World? Living in a Society Transformed by Technology

03/03/2019 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 2

Our world is undergoing a seismic transformation. Digital technologies – from artificial intelligence to blockchain, from robotics to virtual reality &...