In this second issue, Sophie Eastaugh looks at London’s week ahead and picks the best of the bunch for our weekly events guide, dated Thursday 13th-20th February and online every Thursday lunchtime![divider]

The Jewish Cardinal MAIN

The Jewish Cardinal, screening at Tricycle on Saturday.

[divider] 1. Page to Stage[divider]

Thursday 13th Feb, 7:30pm Ages 6+.

JW3, The Howard Hall

£5 standard, £2.50 conc

Inspired by the theme ‘In the Beginning’, kids from five local primary schools worked with a professional playwright to turn their writing into scripts. Handed over to professional directors and actors, join them as they see their work brought alive on the stage! Click here for more information.[divider]

2. Sex and the Cinema – Valentine’s Day Special [divider]

Thursday 13th Feb, 8pm

London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC)

£12 in advance, £15 on the door

A fun, informative and irreverent romp through the history of sex on screen, from silent sauciness to present day standards. Led by Lucy Brett, Head of Education at the British Board of Film Classification, expect a lively event full of film clips and debate around changing attitudes to sex on film. Click here for more information.[divider]

3. Saatchi Cholent of the Year contest 2014[divider]

Sat 15th Feb, 9:30am – 2pm

Bet Hamedrash, St John’s Wood Synagogue, NW8 9NG

Claiming to be “meatier, mightier, munchier than ever”, the Saatchi Shul’s annual Cholent contest is back. Local kosher delis have been invited to supply their finest cholent for blind analysis by hungry congregants – come with an empty tum, taste the cholent and vote for your favourite! Click here for more information.[divider]

4. The Jewish Cardinal [divider]

Sat 15 Feb 20:30pm.

Tricycle Cinema, NW6 7JR

£12.50, £8.50 conc

After opening October’s 17th UK Jewish Film Festival to great critical acclaim, this is your second chance to catch the gripping historical drama that tells the real-life story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Jewish-born head of the French Church and close confidant of Pope John Paul II. Click here for more information.[divider]

5. Timebanking Taster [divider]

Sunday 16th Feb, 11am – 5pm

London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC)

Free, pre-registration needed

Want to learn to make sushi? Be a better parent, or fix your own bike? With this brilliant new initiative from the Jewish Volunteer Network, you can attend all of these classes for free, in exchange for banking your own volunteer time for a later date. Free crèche from 11-3 for under 5s. Click here for more information.[divider]

6. LGBTQ Historical Soho Tours [divider]
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LGBTQ Historical Soho Tours.

Sunday 16th Feb, 2pm

Meet outside Soho Theatre, W1D 3NE

£10 / £5 conc. No need to book.

Explore Soho’s diverse LGBTQ history on a walking tour that covers over 300 years of the area’s heritage. Discover the characters of the many different communities who settled in the area, including French Communards, Huguenots, and the vibrant Jewish community. Click here for more information.[divider]

7. Frock Me London Fashion Week Special [divider]

Sunday 16th Feb, 11am – 5:30pm

Chelsea Town Hall, SW3 5EE

£4, £2 NUS

Celebrate the launch of London Fashion Week by delving through top selections of vintage fashion wares at a special edition of this eclectic monthly fair. Find yourself some bargains and enjoy tea at  Brighton’s Blackbird Tea Rooms’ pop up café. Click here for more information.[divider]

With The Kids…

8. Half Term Family Fun Day[divider]

Tuesday 18th Feb, Different sessions between 10am-3pm

Jewish Museum London, NW1 7NB

£5 including museum entry

Complementing the end of the Four Four Jew exhibition, bring the kids to this packed workshop day that includes sessions on cartooning, how to be a football journalist and designing your own football shirt, materials included.Click here for more information.[divider]

9. The Jewish Legacy in Modern British Architecture [divider]

Wednesday 19th Feb, 10am – 12pm

LJCC, NW11 7SX

£10 in advance, £12 on the door

In the early 20th century, many Jewish artists and architects left mainland Europe for a better life in Britain. Architect Ittai Frank reveals the rich legacy of the Jewish architect émigrés that settled here, bringing radical ideas that have shaped contemporary design. Click here for more information.[divider]

10. Operation Mural[divider]

Wednesday 19th Feb, 8pm – 10pm

Holland Park Synagogue, 8 St James Gardens, W11 4RB

This 55-minute award-winning documentary film reveals the forgotten story of how hundreds of Jewish children were smuggled out of Morocco to Israel in the 1960s. Mural was the code name for David ‘Gerald’ Littman, who posed as an English gentleman to carry out this risky mission. Click here for more information.[divider]