Sophie Eastaugh looks at London’s week ahead and picks the best of the bunch for our weekly events guide, dated Monday 10th – 16th March and online every Monday lunchtime![divider]

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[divider] 1)      Gastro Hamantaschen Dishes with a Difference [divider]

 

Monday 10th March, 8pm-10pm

Hampstead Synagogue, NW6 1AX

£18

 Israel’s MasterChef’s eccentric star Rabbi Josh Steel will show us how to make kosher exciting with a unique demonstration of gourmet Purim dishes. All proceeds go to UK Meir Panim, to assist disadvantaged people in Israel before Pesach. Click here for more information 

[divider] 2) Legendary Football Agent: Jonathan Barnett UNPLUGGED [divider]

12th March 7pm-8:30pm

Centre for Jewish Life

£12 adv/ £15 on the door, includes food

A must for all would-be football agents and Spurs fans: masterful negotiator Jonathan Barnett, a.k.a. “The Man behind the $100m Gareth Bale deal” tells the real story behind last summer’s hottest transfer in a one on one interview with sports journalist Daniel Levine. Click here for more information

[divider] 3)      When we Talk About Israel [divider]

Wednesday 12th March, 7:30pm

JW3, NW3 6ET

Free, Registration required

Join prominent Jewish thinkers for a frank discussion about the effects of Jewish divisions over Israel, following the subject’s first major analysis in Jonathan Freedland’s new book, Uncivil War. Enjoy nibbles and take part in the debate, featuring sociologist and writer Keith Kahn-Harris, Chief Executive of UJIA Michael Wegier and political commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti. Click here for more information

Snap up a post card sized masterpiece at RCA Secret

Snap up a post card sized masterpiece at RCA Secret

[divider] 4) Stewart’s Law RCA Secret [divider]

 

Thursday 13th – Friday 21st March, 11am – 6pm daily

Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, SW11 4AN

Free

Fancy snapping up a Grayson Perry at bargain price? The RCA’s annual fundraiser is a sale of 2500 postcard-sized art works all priced at £50, with works by both students and well-established names. The secret? You don’t know who it’s by until you’ve bought it. Exhibition opens Friday ahead of the sale on Saturday 22nd March. Click here for more information

[divider] 5)      JLE Variety Show [divider]

 

Saturday 15th March, 8:30pm

JLE, NW11 8HE

£15 adv / £20 on the door

Celebrate Purim with JLE’s first ever Variety Show, showcasing an entertaining smorgasbord of music, dance, comedy and magic. Tailored to 21-35 year olds, the show’s highlights include an award-winning Magic Circle illusionist and South American dancers. Click here for more information

[divider] 6)      Ivy House Music & Dance: Charlie Siem (violin) & Alison Rhind (piano) [divider]

 

Sunday 16th March, 3:30pm

LJCC, NW11 7SX

£20

Classical music fans will enjoy the flawless combination of virtuoso violinist Charlie Siem (London Symphony Orchestra) and dynamic pianist Alison Rhind (Nicola Benedetti accompanist) in this expressive recital of Brahms, Dvorak, Chausson and Franck. Click here for more information

With the Kids…

[divider] 7)      Purim Event for Kids 0-4 [divider]

 

Thursday 13th March 4:45pm – 6pm

South Hampstead Synagogue

£6 advance/£10 two children advance/£8 on the door

Get the little ones togged up for a Purim fancy dress party at South Hampstead Shul, with arts and crafts, face painting and music in the shul hall! Click here for more information