Salzburg in Sussex
A look at the early years of Glyndebourne Festival, which started 85 years ago. John and Audrey Christie’s legacy is legendary, but they couldn’t have done it alone. The winning team of conductor Fritz Busch and producer Carl Ebert were the opera festival’s first artistic directors. Both were refugees from Nazi Germany and brought with them the high European standards of performance that set Glyndebourne apart and which, over the years, drew on the talents of a wide circle of émigré artists and musicians. This event is part of Insiders/Outsiders festival, which you can read more about in the Jan 2019 issue of JR.
18 May – 25 August
Lewes, BN8 5UU. 012 7381 5000. www.glyndebourne.com
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
A significant display of work by German artist Walter Nessler (1912-2001), who emigrated to Britain in the 1930s. Though not Jewish, he was opposed to fascist ideology and was denounced as “degenerate” by the Nazis. This event is part of Insiders/Outsiders festival, which you can read more about in the Jan 2019 issue of JR.
8 June – 6 October
Intimate portrait paintings and drawings by Grete Marks – also known as Margarete Heymann – who trained at the Bauhaus. She is best known for founding the Hael-Werkstätten pottery in Germany and, later, for her Grete Pottery created in the UK after she emigrated in 1938. This exhibition celebrates a lesser-known aspect of the artist’s creative practice through a series of works from the 1920s and 30s. This event is part of Insiders/Outsiders festival, which you can read more about in the Jan 2019 issue of JR.
26 June – 27 October
PO19 1TJ. 012 4377 4557. http://pallant.org.uk
Thursday 17 May
Seret International Israeli Film and TV Festival
The Israeli Film and TV Festival returns with a varied programme of independent features and documentaries from Israel’s most talented filmmakers. This year the festival stops off in Brighton to screen Maktub (17 May), Oded Raz’s comedy about a pair of reformed criminals trying to answer people’s prayers in Jerusalem.
6.30pm. Phone for prices. Dukes at Komedia Picturehouse, Brighton, BN1 1UN. www.seret-international.org
Until Tuesday 25 June
A weekly Yiddish singing class led by Polina Shepherd on most Tuesdays. Phone to confirm the class is on before attending.
11am-1pm. £35 for five sessions. Hove (contact for venue address). 01273 474 795. email@example.com
A weekly Israeli dance class that takes place every Tuesday.
7.45-9.45pm. Phone for prices. Ralli Hall, Hove, BN3 3TH. 07487 532 432. firstname.lastname@example.org