Looking for Jewish events in London next week? Here are Fiona Leckerman’s suggestions
1. Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids
Thursday 7th Aug. 2-3pm. £10 per ticket. London Wonderland at the Southbank Centre
Using just his mouth and a microphone, join the record breaking beatboxer Shlomo on an adventure for all ages as he explores the dynamic world of sound effects, rhythms and beats.
2. Family Fun Fridays – Art in the Garden.
Friday 8th August. 11am – 4pm. Free drop in all ages at Museum of Childhood.
A creative day of fun and art, where children can craft clay characters or design their own T-shirts whilst listening to live performances of stories.
3. Tu Ba’Av – Festival of Love
Sunday 10th August, Free love talks at JW3
A series of free talks celebrating love, including, Love and Sexuality in Modern British Art (1-2pm), The Wedding Dress (2-3pm), Talking Tantra (3-4pm) and Grindr, Tinder and Torah Jewish Sex Ethics for Online Lovin’ (4-5pm).
4. Israeli Love Bites
Sunday 10th August, 3-5pm, £22 per ticket at JW3
A mouth watering food demonstration from Zest’s executive chef Eran Tibi, in which he’ll craft courgettes into edible flowers, create his special ‘love bomb’ dessert and finish with his ‘hug in a mug’ hot chocolate.
5. Jazz at JW3: Elaine Delmar
Sunday 10th August. 8-10pm Tickets £15 at JW3
Acclaimed female Jazz vocalist Elaine Delmar performs a selection of the greatest love songs ever written to end a day celebrating love at JW3.
6. A Feast of Yiddish Theatre
Tuesday 12th August. £9 full price, £4.50 conc. 4.30-7pm at Jewish Music Institute, Vernon Square
An afternoon of Yiddish theatre and film, which includes Shalom Aleichem “Monologue”, Aron Lutski “Jazz” and an excerpt from Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” all performed in Yiddish.
7. A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner
Monday 11th August, £18 (plus £1 booking fee) from 6.30pm at Southwark Playhouse
A Spiro Ark Theatre exclusive outing to see Kushner’s provocative play about a group of artists and communists who throw a New Year party in 1932. Trip includes pre show talk by Professor Robert Eagelton and post-show Q&A with the play’s director and cast.