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Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History

Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History

Michael Berkowitz


The British Library, Knowledge Centre 

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 15.30 – 16.45

Keynote speaker: Prof Michael Berkowitz, University College London

Before the live performances in the Entrance Hall at 17.00, Michael Berkowitz, Professor of Modern Jewish History, UCL, gives a keynote address about Jews and the Revolution entitled Anarchism, Jews — and photography?  Opposition and alternatives to Bolshevism

He is joined by Stephen Muir, Lisa Peschel and Simo Muir to discuss the work of Performing the Jewish Archive and to unearth the forgotten stories of Jews that were involved in or affected by the Russian Revolution.

This event is taking place as part of the ‘Archives into the Future’ strand of the project.

Full price: £5:00
Member: £5:00

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Strains of Revolution: Part One

The British Library, Entrance Hall

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 17.00 – 18.00

Clothworkers Consort of Leeds

Hear the Library filled with the sounds of Jewish music performed from artefacts that survived the Revolution, as well as new commissions inspired by the items on display in the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition.

Members of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds choir come together with musicians composers from the Royal Northern College of Music to give a free, varied concert of choral, folk, religious and cabaret music.

In partnership with Performing the Jewish Archive and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Admission: Free entry

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Strains of Revolution: Part Two

The British Library, PACCAR Gallery

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 18.15 – 20.00

‘Harlequin in the Ghetto’, Leeds & York Festival performance June 2016. Image: Dan Cashdan.

See the exhibition through a musical lens

A unique opportunity to hear the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition brought to life with music.

Working closely with the collection and Performing the Jewish Archive, composers and musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music have composed new works inspired by the objects on display. These pieces have been created specifically for the exhibition and its spaces and give voice to the Jewish stories that form part of the Revolution story.

Don’t miss this chance to explore the exhibition with both your eyes and ears. 

Please note you will need to purchase an exhibition ticket in order to attend this event.

In partnership with Performing the Jewish Archive and the Royal Northern College of Music

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