Web Editor Sophie Eastaugh looks at London’s week ahead and picks the best of the bunch for our weekly events guide.
Don’t miss out!
1. Ask The Editors[divider]
Thursday 15 May, 7:30pm, £10 standard/£5 conc. JW3
Sitting for the first time on the same panel, a unique opportunity to grill the Editors of the Jewish News, Jewish Chronicle and Jewish Telegraph about the papers that serve you.
2. Ear to the Ground: Mira Awad [divider]
Thursday 15 May, £12.50 standard/£6.25 conc. JW3 Howard Hall
Israeli singer-songwriter and actress Mira Awad, who has performed with Andrea Bocelli and Bobby McFerrin and starred in the Israeli sitcom Arab Labour, brings her impressive vocals to JW3.
3. Museums at Night [divider]
Thursday 15 – Sat 17 May. City-wide
London’s diverse museums throw their doors open after-hours for an array of special talks and visits. Check out the open evenings at John Keats’ Hampstead home and the Weiner Library’s Holocaust archive.
4. The Influence of British Planning in Mandatory Palestine [divider]
Sunday 18 May, 1:30pm – 2:30pm. £10 adv/£12 o.t.d. LJCC
Architect Ittai Frank demonstrates the rich mix of architectural influences in British Palestine: innovate British planning ideas alongside the radical styles of Jewish immigrants who dreamed of a Socialist Zionist state.
5. A Matter of Size [divider]
Daily 18-22 May, times vary. £15/£7.50 conc. JW3 Cinema
This 2010 Israeli comedy follows a group of overweight men from Ramla, who fed up with their dictatorial diet workshops, discover the world of sumo, where people like them are appreciated.
6. Prisonomics: Vicky Pryce in conversation with Peter Stanford [divider]
Monday 19 May, 8pm. £12 adv/£15 o.t.d.
Pryce’s new book Prisonomics combines her experience of prison and economic expertise in a compelling analysis of the human and financial cost of the prison system. In discussion with journalist Peter Stanford.
7. ‘Fierce Imaginings’ Isaac Rosenberg – the Private and the Poet [divider]
Wednesday 21 May, £7.50 inc. Museum entry. Jewish Museum.
Jean Liddiard, Rosenberg’s biographer discusses how the celebrated poet’s experience as a soldier shaped his life, death and poetry.