News & Events

Art, fiction, history & politics are all on the agenda for our upcoming events

NATAN SHARANSKY, 20 MAY, 6.30PM BST
Tomorrow (Thursday) evening the Soviet political prisoner turned politician and head of the Jewish Agency joins us live from Israel to discuss his memoir Never Alone with historian Gil Troy and Jewish Chronicle columnist Miriam Shaviv.
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HELLA PICK: INVISIBLE WALLS, MONDAY, 7.30PM
We’re delighted to partner with this latest Jewish Renaissance Book Club. From arriving in the UK on the Kindertransport from Austria in 1939 to a 35-year Guardian career covering everything from the end of Empire in West Africa to JFK’s assasination, Hella Pick has has a unique life and career.

Her memoir Invisible Walls: a Journalist in Seach of Her Life covers personal heartache and struggles with her Jewish identity as well as unlikely encounters with Mikhail Gorbachev, Willy Brandt & Martin Luther King.
Free event, donations welcome 

MICHAEL ARDITTI: THE ANOINTED, 27 MAY, 6.30PM BST

David’s defeat of Goliath and long reign as King of Israel has inspired everything from Michelangelo’s sculpture and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, to French playing cards and a Richard Gere movie. Now award-winning novelist and critic Michael Arditti looks at the story from the perspective of three of his wives: wealthy widow Abigail, princess Michal and soldier’s wife Bathsheba. The Radio 4 regular and author of Of Men And Angels, Easterand The Breath of Night will be in conversation with Pilgrimage and What We Talk About When We Talk About Faith writer Peter Stanford.
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RIVA LEHRER: GOLEM GIRL, MONDAY, 7PM
Rescheduled from last month, we’re delighted to partner with the London Library for this free/pay-what-you-can event as artist, writer and curator Riva Lehrer comes live from Chicago to discuss her memoir Golem Girl with The Time Traveller’s Wife author Audrey NiffeneggerFIND OUT MORE & BOOK
ANDREW MARR: NEW ELIZABETHANS, 6 JUNE, 5PM
Our first in-person event in 15 months – with distanced seating at Kings Place as well as streaming online wherever you are – sees broadcaster Andrew Marr look at the dramatic changes seen over the Queen’s reign and the individuals who have shaped Britain in that time, from the Beckhams & the Beatles to Lucian Freud & Joan Collins.
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FROM OUR VIDEO ARCHIVE
A decade ago Clive James made a rare appearance to host a conversation with philosopher and writer Pascal Bruckner at Jewish Book Week 2011.