New to jewishnews.co.uk, Sophie Eastaugh looks at London’s week ahead and picks the best of the bunch for our weekly events guide, dated 6th-12th February and online every Thursday lunchtime![divider]
1. David Baddiel – Fame: Not the Musical [divider]
Thursday 6th Feb, 8pm.
Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank, SE1 8XX.
£20 standard, £10 concessions
It’s been 15 years since funny man David Baddiel performed a solo show, but the Willesden-born star is back for three nights only at the Southbank. Looking at society’s obsession with fame, Baddiel digs deep through personal stories and cracking gags to share a hilarious insight into the pressures of being in the public eye. Be quick to catch the last of his three shows tonight and click here for more information.[divider]
Friday 7th Feb, 7pm.
Regents Park Marriott, NW3 3ST.
£28 standard, £18 students
Enjoy an evening of fine wines, spectacular food and great company at this Centre for Jewish Life dinner. Hosted every six weeks at the Regent’s Park Marriott, this event brings together young London-based Jews from all over the world for a celebratory Shabbat meal. Click here for more information.[divider]
3. Shiver [divider]
3rd Feb until 22nd Feb, 7:30pm/2:30pm.
Watford Palace Theatre, WD17 1JZ
£5 for 15-25’s, £11.50 matinees, weekend evenings £22.50
Get down to the opening week of the haunting, warm and funny play about family, identity and love from Soho Theatre playwright Daniel Kanaber, Shiver. Sadie died yesterday. Her husband’s lapsed, their son’s an atheist, the Rabbi’s a trainee. They gather together at home to remember her, in the tradition of sitting Shivah. Click here for more information.[divider]
Daily from Friday 7th-13th Feb, varying times.
JW3 Cinema, NW3 6ET
Evening showings £12/£6 conc, matinees £6/£3 conc
Lauded as one of the Coen brothers’ best films yet, Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of an impoverished young musician as he navigates the folk scene of New York’s Greenwich Village in 1961. Starring John Goodman, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake, this visually appealing film mixes a stunning soundtrack with beautifully understated humour and a touch of melancholy. Click here for more information.[divider]
5. David Goldberg talks to Geoffrey Alderman [divider]
Sunday 9th Feb, 2:30pm.
Jewish Museum London, NW1 7NB
Free with museum entry (£7.50/£6.50 conc)
Outspoken liberal rabbi David Goldberg will be debating the course of Jewish history with journalist Geoffrey Alderman. Coinciding with the launch of Goldberg’s new book, The Story of the Jews, the discussion will be followed by a book signing. Click here for more information.[divider]
6. Date on a Plate: Valentine’s Special [divider]
Sunday 9th Feb, 7:30-10:30pm.
2 The Broadwalk, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2XD
Still stuck for a date this Valentine’s? Give yourself a chance to meet someone special at kosher chef & cookery teacher Denise Phillips’ Date on Plate class for 30-40 year olds. In a group of 12, this evening offers the opportunity to meet new Jewish people, while cooking and enjoying a delicious three course meal with champagne and fine wines. Click here for more information.[divider]
7. Four Four Jew [divider]
Until 23rd February.
Jewish Museum London, NW1 7NB
Free with museum entry (£7.50/£6.50conc/ Under 16s £3.50)
If you haven’t yet seen it, this is your last month to enjoy this major exhibition exploring the close relationship between British football and Jewish identity. Bringing together memorabilia, rare objects and old film footage to capture the passion of the clubs, the players and the fans, this is a must for any serious football enthusiast. Click here for more information.[divider]
8. Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year [divider]
Until Sunday 9th Feb, 9:30-11pm.
The National Theatre, Southbank, SE1 9PX
The last weekend of this free exhibition amassing 100 entries to the annual competition for landscape photography. From crashing storms to misty gorges and awe-inspiring sunrises, this is a real treat for tired eyes on grey February days. Click here for more information.[divider]
9. Five Hours From Paris[divider]
Evening showings £12/£6 conc, matinees £6/£3 conc.
JW3 Cinema, NW3 6ET
Monday 10th-13th Feb, times vary
JW3 screens this refreshing romantic comedy by Israeli filmmaker Leonid Prudovsky; a mature take on the nuances of budding love, in all its excitement, uncertainty and promise. When Yigal, a depressed taxi driver with a fear of flying, meets Lina, a beautiful music teacher, they are drawn together by the same longing for a different life. Click here for more information.[divider]
With The Kids…
10. National Storytelling Week at the ONRC [divider]
Saturday 8th, performances at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm.
Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN
Bring the kids along to this free event that celebrates the art of storytelling in the picturesque settings of Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College. Historical character actors bring alive the swashbuckling stories of seafarers Grace O’Malley and Joe Brown in captivating performances to be enjoyed by all the family. Click here for more information.[divider]