In our current issue THE EU FLAG, AN ANTWERP MYSTERY & ALBERT EINSTEIN. WHAT LINKS THEM?
Did you know the designer of the EU flag was a Jewish Belgian resistance fighter? That’s just one of the stories we uncover in this January issue, which focuses on Brussels and Antwerp. Also learn about the 17th-century musical star Leonora Duarte; discover the secrets of the diamond trade; and meet the young artists, musicians and activists who are exploring their identity in the heart of Europe. In the UK, culture has been enriched by the contribution of European creatives who fled there from the Nazis in the 1930s. We celebrate their work with a look at the Insiders/Outsiders festival that takes place across the UK from 2019 to 2020. Further afield, we meet the Jewish community of Ahmedabad in India and interview Yemeni singer Shiran, whose groundbreaking sounds are making waves across the Middle East and beyond. Have a look below for a sneak peek of what's inside our latest issue!
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FEATURE: THE REFUGEES WHO TRANSFORMED BRITISH CULTURE
Insiders/Outsiders is a year-long festival celebrating the contribution to British life of the refugees who fled Nazi Europe. It is a timely commemoration, says Daniel Snowman
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