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Double Bill: The Wilderness Yet and Eimear McGeown & James Carty with Jonas Fromseier (Online Streaming Event)

Folk / Online Events

‘A timeless and heady mix of traditions, the self-titled debut from The Wilderness Yet is an outstanding collection from three musicians at the top of their game.’ Folk Radio UK ‘This is something timely...The Wilderness

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Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra with Elena Urioste (Online Streaming)

Classical / Online Events

Aurora Orchestra opens its 2021 season of London Unwrapped performances with a programme marking the centenary of the first performance of The Lark Ascending at the Queen’s Hall in London in 1921.

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Fresse: Food stories with Jay Rayner & Pen Vogler (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

An extremely entertaining hour with two of our best-loved food writers, Observer restaurant critic and The Kitchen Cabinet presenter Jay Rayner, and Dinner with Mr Darcy author and editor of Penguin’s Great Food series, Pen Vogler.

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Mahler and His Faith (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Does it matter what a composer believes? Or how deep that faith was? In the case of Gustav Mahler, who was raised in a traditional Jewish family, the evidence has been muddied by interested parties.

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Rescuing Jewish Culture (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Elisabeth Gallas & George Prochnik discuss the astonishing story of the battle to save Jewish cultural treasures after the Holocaust.

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Tom Stoppard: A Life (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

The multi-award-winning Hermione Lee, one of the most admired biographers in the English-speaking world takes on one of its greatest living playwrights, Tom Stoppard.

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Jewish Pride (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

“The Jewish journey is not just about fighting antisemitism. It is about rejecting the shame of antisemitism. Rejecting the non-Jewish world’s inaccurate definitions of what it means to be a Jew.” So writes Ben M. Freeman.

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Making Sense of Hatred (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Delphine Horvilleur, one of the few female rabbis in France, discusses antisemitism and more with Philippe Sands.

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David Pryce-Jones & Frederic Raphael (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Two wonderful writers team up to take us through a lifetime of literary encounters with Auden, Bellow, Koestler, Mitford, Naipaul and many more.

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German Jerusalem (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

In the 1920s a group of German Jews settled in a garden city on the outskirts of Jerusalem. During World War II, their quiet community, nicknamed Grunewald on the Orient welcomed many notable residents.

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Jews and Power (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Harvard professor Ruth R. Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power in her provocative book.

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Identity: An Alternative History (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

BBC journalist & filmmaker Lipika Pelham reflects on tales of fluidity and transformation, including her own as a Bengali-Indian-Bangladeshi with a Hindu-Muslim background, who now speaks Hebrew after her eight years in Jerusalem.

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What are Jews for? (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Adam Sutcliffe, professor of European history and author of Judaism and Enlightenment, looks at Western thinking on the purpose of the Jewish people from the 17th century to present day and the future.

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The Middle East: A New Era (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Raphael Marcus has written the first complete military history of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, analysing ongoing processes of strategic and operational innovation and adaptation by both sides throughout the guerrilla conflict.

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The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

The death in the final days of 2020 of George Blake, aged 98 in Moscow, lifted the embargo on Simon Kuper, revealing the results of his unparalleled access and years of research on the most notorious double agent in British history.

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Mending the Mind (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

This is an online streaming event After the live broadcast, the recording will be available until midnight on March 31 for ticket holders. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide

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Kings of Shanghai (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

This is an online streaming event After the live broadcast, the recording will be available until midnight on March 31 for ticket holders. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide

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The Lives of Lucian Freud (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

This is an online streaming event After the live broadcast, the recording will be available until midnight on March 31 for ticket holders. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide

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Antisemitism & the Russian Revolution (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

This is an online streaming event After the live broadcast, the recording will be available until midnight on March 31 for ticket holders. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide

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Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Ian Goldin draws on his recent book Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years and his forthcoming Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World to show why globalisation creates catastrophic risks and how the pandemic could provide the catalyst to stop future health, climate and other crises, prompting urgently needed reforms to manage global risks and create shared prosperity

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Jacob's Advice (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Described by the Daily Mail as “a thoughtful paean to Paris”, Jacob’s Advice - the second novel from Byron Easy author Jude Cook – is set against a backdrop of nationalism, the Charlie Hebdo attack and the resurgence of antisemitism, as protagonist Larry Frost searched for proof of his hoped-for Jewish identity. An editor for The Literary Consultancy and a book critic for The Spectator, The Guardian and Literary Review, Jude joins us at Jewish Book Week for the first time.

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Yeshiva Days (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

New York’s Lower East Side has witnessed a severe decline in its Jewish population in recent decades, yet every morning in the big room of the city’s oldest yeshiva, students still gather to study the Talmud beneath the great arched windows facing out onto East Broadway. Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell professor of Modern Jewish Studies, spent a year as student and observer and Yeshiva Days is the result – a uniquely personal account that explores Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem’s relationship with its Manhattan neighbourhood and Jewish and American culture more broadly. He will be in conversation with journalist and author Elliot Jager.

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Kosher Poker (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Week

Poker has long been linked with both writers and the Jewish community. Journalist and poker player Shelley Rubenstein has been dealt a strong hand with her guests for this discussion. Then primarily known as a comedy performer, Patrick Marber chose the game as a setting for his debut play Dealer’s Choice, a 1995 Evening Standard Award winner at the National Theatre, while his career since has included Closer, Notes on a Scandal and directing Leopoldstadt in the West End last year. Former professional and president of the United States Poker Federation Peter Alson has won acclaim for his non-fiction and his novel The Only Way To Play It. All three contributed to the volume of short stories, He Played for his Wife.

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