BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

WALKS

DEVON

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THEATRE

GLOUCESTERSHIRE 

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Theatre

Thursday 1 November

Esther Rantzen: That's Life

A celebration of Dame Esther Rantzen’s 50th year in broadcasting. The award-winning broadcaster, philanthropist and campaigner announces her debut live UK tour, which will see her and her daughter – the presenter and journalist Rebecca Wilcox – take a look back at their illustrious careers, as well as offering up a candid insight into their family and personal life.

7.30pm. £22-£24. Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, GL20 5NX. www.dameestherrantzen.com

HAMPSHIRE 

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Theatre

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 November

SHOW

Israel’s Hofesh Shechter Company presents its apprentice company, Shechter II, for dancers aged 18-25. SHOW is a playful performance in three acts – The Entrance, Clowns and Exit – that revolves around a group of anarchic artists in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire. Read our review of SHOW on the JR blog.

7.30pm. £10-£27. NST City, Southampton, SO17 1TR. 023 8067 1771. www.hofesh.co.uk 

HERTFORDSHIRE

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THEATRE

Tuesday 16 October

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

A dark folktale featuring klezmer performed by Ben Caplan. Old Stock is based on the true story of writer Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, two Jewish Romanian refugees who fled to Canada in 1908. Theirs is a story about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war and one’s relationship with God. Read more about Old Stock in the Oct 2018 issue of JR and listen to our interview with Hannah Moscovitch on JR OutLoud.

7.45pm. £17. Hertford Theatre, SG14 1PS. 019 9253 1500. http://oldstocktour.co.uk/tour.html 

NORFOLK

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THEATRE 

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 October

Medusa

A 20th anniversary dance piece from the Jasmin Vardimon Company. Created on the coast of Barcelona and inspired by its marine life, Medusa examines the gendered historical significance of the myth, the symbolism of Medusa and the philosophical idea of ‘reflection’.

6.30pm (Thu) & 7.30pm (Fri-Sat). £12, £9 concs. DanceEast, Ipswich, IP4 1DW. http://jasminvardimon.com 


Saturday 20 October

Esther Rantzen: That's Life

A celebration of Dame Esther Rantzen’s 50th year in broadcasting. The award-winning broadcaster, philanthropist and campaigner announces her debut live UK tour, which will see her and her daughter – the presenter and journalist Rebecca Wilcox – take a look back at their illustrious careers, as well as offering up a candid insight into their family and personal life.

8pm. £22.50. Norwich Playhouse, NR3 1AB. www.dameestherrantzen.com

OXFORDSHIRE

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Wednesday 7 November

Remembering the Jews of Iraq

An evening remembering the Jews of Iraq, featuring the Wolf of Baghdad. Iraqi Jewish guests will be adding their own stories and guests can enjoy some delicious Iraqi Jewish treats.

Contact jane.itzhaki@gmail.com for details. Oxford Jewish Centre, Oxford, OX1 2JL.

Music

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Theatre

Monday 5 & Tuesday 6 November

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

A dark folktale featuring klezmer performed by Ben Caplan. Old Stock is based on the true story of writer Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, two Jewish Romanian refugees who fled to Canada in 1908. Theirs is a story about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war and one’s relationship with God. Read more about Old Stock in the Oct 2018 issue of JR and listen to our interview with Hannah Moscovitch on JR OutLoud.

7.30pm. £10-£21. Oxford Playhouse, OX1 2LW. 018 6530 5305. http://oldstocktour.co.uk/tour.html

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Monday 5 November

Lament, Reading and Therapy

King’s College London and the University of Oxford present an all-day workshop looking at the composition, performance and repetition of texts of lament, loss and healing.

9am-6pm. Phone for prices. Oriel College, Oxford, OX1 4EW. 018 6527 6555. www.eurojewishstudies.org

Workshops

AREA NAME HERE 

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Tuesday 13 – Monday 26 November

UK Jewish Film Festival

The UKJFF celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year, showcasing many world, European and UK premieres of new features, documentaries and shorts. Highlights include US comedy Humor Me, about a Jewish playwright whose life goes south, leading him to move into his father’s retirement home (13 Nov) and Itzhak, about Israeli virtuosic violinist Itzhak Perlman (26 Nov). Read our reviews of some of the festival highlights in the Oct 2018 issue of JR.

7.30pm. Prices and Leeds venues vary. http://ukjewishfilm.org

Film

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TALKS

Monday 5 November

Notable Leeds Jews

A lecture by Michael Meadowcroft for the Jewish Historical Society of England.

8pm. FREE. United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, Leeds, LS17 8DW. 011 3318 6403. https://jhse.org 

Sunday 11 November

The Jews of South Africa

A talk by Warren Banks.

3pm. £3 (inc. refreshments). Kingfield Synagogue, Sheffield, S11 8UX. sheffieldsjcc@gmail.com 

Monday 3 December

Leitz, Camera, Action

A lecture by Gideon Leventhall about Leica, the German camera company.

8pm. FREE. United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, Leeds, LS17 8DW. 011 3318 6403. https://jhse.org 

 

Sunday 9 December

The Life of Leonard Bernstein

A talk by Nigel Simeone, also featuring music by Bernstein.

3pm. £3 (inc. refreshments). Kingfield Synagogue, Sheffield, S11 8UX. sheffieldsjcc@gmail.com 

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THEATRE

Wednesday 17 October

Gay and Friends

Play reading.

7.30pm. £3 (inc. refreshments). Kingfield Synagogue, Sheffield, S11 8UX. sheffieldsjcc@gmail.com 

Thursday 8 & Friday 9 November

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

A dark folktale featuring klezmer performed by Ben Caplan. Old Stock is based on the true story of writer Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, two Jewish Romanian refugees who fled to Canada in 1908. Theirs is a story about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war and one’s relationship with God. Read more about Old Stock in the Oct 2018 issue of JR and listen to our interview with Hannah Moscovitch on JR OutLoud.

7.30pm. £18.50, £16.50 under-26. Cast, Doncaster, DN1 3BU. 013 0230 3959. http://oldstocktour.co.uk/tour.html