Sophie Eastaugh looks at London’s week ahead and picks the best of the bunch for our weekly events guide, dated Monday 24th-03rd March and online every Monday lunchtime![divider]

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Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object

[divider] 1. Dale Chihuly: Beyond the Object [divider]

Until April 5th: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm

Halcyon Gallery, W1S 1SN

Free

Seattle-based artist Dale Chihuly shows some of his most flamboyant glassworks at this free exhibition, featuring multi-coloured hand-blown chandeliers and illuminated neon sculptures. Chihuly’s stunning 1,400-piece ‘Amber and Gold’ chandelier was unveiled in the Grand Hall at Harrods earlier this month, while another of his creations adorns the atrium of Jerusalem’s Aish HaTorah. Click here for more information [divider]

2. Zeruya Shalev: The Remains of Love [divider]

Monday 26th February, 7:30pm

JW3 The Howard Hall

£10 standard, £5 conc

The hugely acclaimed and bestselling Israeli novelist Zeruya Shalev comes to JW3 to discuss her latest novel, The Remains of Love. Reflecting on the state of modern Israel, the book is a fascinating exploration of family, compromise and the insistent pull of the past.  Please note: this session will take place in Hebrew. Click here for more information.[divider]

3. Hineni: Life Portraits from a Welsh Jewish Community[divider]

Tuesday 25th Feb-7th April, Opening times vary.

LJCC, NW11 7SX

Free

Catch the opening of this insightful exhibition of over 50 life stories and photographic portraits from the Cardiff Reform Jewish community. From refugees and holocaust survivors to those who grew up in Wales and the UK, the exhibition paints a vibrant portrait of diverse Welsh Jewish identity. Click here for more information.[divider]

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Dallas Buyers Club

4. Dallas Buyers Club [divider]

Daily Monday 24th-Thursday 27th February, times vary

JW3 Cinema

£6/£3 conc matinee; £12/£6 conc evening showing

Jewish producers Rachel Winter and Robbie Brenner bring us this six-times Oscar nominated biopic of Texan cowboy Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s and fought the medical establishment in his bid to survive. Stellar performances from Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Click here for more information.[divider]

5. Jewish Book Week 2014: Mark Lewisohn on the Beatles[divider]

Saturday March 1st, 7:30pm

Hall 1, Kings Place, N1 9AG

£14.50

Widely considered the world’s leading Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn is currently working on a three volume history of the band, All These Years. At this event chaired by The Times journalist and political commentator Daniel Finkelstein, Lewisohn will be highlighting the Jewish elements of The Beatles’ story – the so-called Rhythm ‘n’ Jews mix that underpinned rock and roll. Click here for more information.[divider]

6. Jewish Book Week 2014: The Jewish Roots of Punk [divider]

Saturday March 1st, 9pm

Hall 1, Kings Place, N1 9AG

£14.50

“Professor of Punk” Vivien Goldman has brought together leading music experts to discover a less well-known side of the Punk movement – the stories of the many Jews among its key players. Speakers include Geoff Travis, founder of the Rough Trade record shop, Daniel Miller of Mute record label, Charles Shaar Murray, former Associate Editor of NME and punk historian Toby Mott. Click here for more information.[divider]

With The Kids…

7. Family-Fun Weekend: Whatever the Weather [divider]

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd March, 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm

Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark, SE10 9HT

Activities included with admission: £13.50 adults, £7 under 15’s, under 5’s free

Stuck in the doldrums? Drenched by a heavy squall? Take the kids aboard London’s beautifully-restored Cutty Sark for a drop-in workshop that will give aspiring young sailors the lingo for weather at sea and help them design a weather chart they can take home. Click here for more information.[divider]