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What’s on: Something for the weekend!

From an exhibit on Stanley Kubrick to a heartwarming film about friendship between an Israeli and Palestinian, we pick out family attractions in London this weekend!

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

1. Stanley Kubrick:  The Exhibition 

This fascinating exhibition of more than 700 rare objects, interviews, letters and photos tells the story of Stanley Kubrick the writer, director and editor. Relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, and more. At Design Museum, until 15 September.

See more information about the display here: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/stanley-kubrick-the-exhibition

Stanley Kubrick:

2. Tel Aviv on Fire 

Humorous and heart-warming, director Sameh Zoabi’s film tells the story of an unusual friendship between  a Palestinian writer and an Israeli checkpoint officer. Follow Salam’s struggles in a politically-charged environment, as he bonds with Assi to realise his career in scriptwriting. At JW3 on 21 July, 8.30pm.

More details here: https://www.jw3.org.uk/event/tel-aviv-fire#.XTGUOuhKiUk

Tel Aviv on Fire

3. The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Posters by Abram GAMES

This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, official war poster artist during the Second World War. Inspired by his Jewish heritage, his experiences as a soldier, and the turbulent politics of the time, Games helped encourage support for the war effort. At National Army Museum, until 24 November.

See more details here: https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/curator-tour-art-persuasion

The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Posters by Abram GAMES

4. The Joy of Jokes: Ivor Dembina 

Known for his controversial political views, stand-up comedian Ivor Dembina, the energetic founder of the Hampstead Comedy Club, is just as much a provocateur as he is an entertainer. Laugh out loud at his rib-tickling, Jewish-infused humour with a 60-minute preview of his Edinburgh fringe solo show.  At Camden Head, 21 July, 5.30pm.

More info here: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2019-07-27-the-joy-of-jokes-camden-comedy-club

The Joy of Jokes: Ivor Dembina

5. The Lion King (PG)

Computer-animated remake of Disney’s 1994 classic directed and produced by Jon Favreau, about a young lion exiled by his evil uncle, who returns as an adult to reclaim his kingdom. The film features the voices of Jewish actors Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Beyonce. Opens at cinemas from Friday.

More information here: https://bit.ly/2LZz3fn

What’s on the Television?

The Death of Amy Winehouse:   13 Reasons Why

The rise and tragic fall of Amy Winehouse – one of the greatest British talents of her generation – is explored in this fascinating Channel 5 documentary. In just seven years, the world witnessed the singer’s transformation from a blossoming star to an artist haunted by drug and alcohol, eating disorders, paparazzi and a destructive relationship, leading to her death in 2011, aged just 27. Amy’s life is retold though key moments that led towards tragedy. As one interviewee of the late singer, she was: “Too young to go, but a bit too troubled to stay”.  Airs on Friday, 10pm, Channel 55

Amy Winehouse
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