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October 2018

Performing Jewishness: Reflections on the Theatre of Harold Pinter

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
£5 – £10

with Dr Peter Lawson, Open University Wednesday 10 October, 7.30pm To what extent, and in what ways, can Harold Pinter be seen as a Jewish playwright? Pinter claimed in a 1996 interview 'I’ve no religious beliefs whatsoever, but I’m still Jewish. I don’t know what that means, really, nobody ever does.’ Perhaps Pinter is a Jewish playwright precisely because he brings 'Jewish' indefinability to his plays? Minimum donation £5 members, £10 non members

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New London Happy Lunch Club

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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November 2018

Scriptural Reasoning

November 20 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Text-based interfaith session with a panel, including Rabbi Jeremy Gordon and other faith leaders, presenting texts from their own faiths. The theme is ‘masculinity’, discussed in small mixed faith groups. Text packs and, of course, food and drink will be provided. No charge, but please RSVP or register on Eventbrite.

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Never Such Innocence: a narrative recital of words and music from WWI

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£0.01 – £15

Introduced by Vera Brittain’s daughter, Baroness (Shirley) Williams Described by the BBC’s Katie Derham as "incredibly moving", an acclaimed, sell-out live narrative recital of words and music from the First World War, with Christopher Kent (actor) and Gamal Khamis (pianist), plus photos and a viewing of various artifacts over a glass of wine. Pte. Percy O'Key One hundred years after the devastating events of the First World War, and with Europe again facing a time of uncertainty, Christopher Kent and Gamal Khamis look back…

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December 2018

The Maccabees: From Rebels to Kings

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £10

First night Chanukah Were they really heroes who ousted a mighty empire? How did they form a dynasty of priests and kings? Did they truly rescue Judaism, or rather alter it dramatically?  Why did later Hasmonean monarchs come to replicate the Hellenic culture that their ancestors sought to overturn? And finally, why did they fall prey to corruption, infighting and even atrocities against Jews and Gentiles alike?                             Lawrence Joffe, author of An Illustrated History…

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Vegetarian Shabbat Chanukah lunch with artist and member, Jyll Bradley, in conversation with art historian, Keziah Goudsmit

December 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
£10 – £21

As it is the festival of lights, Jyll will be discussing her work with ‘light’. Jyll Bradley's installations, drawings and sculptures draw upon the potential of light as both metaphor and material. Her most recent work reflects her interest in the structures we build to capture light for plant growth. 'Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)' 2017, at Turner Contemporary, Margate, drew upon early glasshouse technology, whilst 'Green/Light (for M.R') 2014, commissioned for Folkestone Triennial was based upon traditional hop garden design. Jyll will…

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