London's Spiro Ark has some eclectic events coming up in January, covering Jewish music, art and education. Here's what's on:
Wednesday 11 January 2006
Memories of the Holocaust
Colin Wiggins from London's National Gallery will discuss the paintings of Roman Halter, which were shown last summer at Tate Britain to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camps. Other works of art relating to the Holocaust will also be featured.
7.30 for 8pm, £10, Royal Institute of British Architects – 66 Portland Place, London W1B
Sunday 15 January 2006
Israeli Nostalgic Sing-along with famous Song Leaders from Israel
If you fancy stretching your vocal cords, join Israeli musicians Miran Epstein and Hayim Levi, together with singer Ruti Halvani for this sing-along. Words will be provided for those who don't know the songs.In conjunction with West London Synagogue
7.30pm, £10, West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Place, London, W1H
Sunday 22 January 2006
Monthly Sunday Afternoon Concerts with Virtuosos
This month's event features Bulgarian clarinettist Denitsa Laffchieva, Russian pianist Peter Limonov – piano, and Israeli cellist Sagi Hartov. The trio will perform diverse music ranging from classical to klezmer.
5pm, £8/£7, Muswell Hill Synagogue, 31 Tetherdown, London, N10
Thursday 26 January 2006
International Holocaust Memorial Day Event
The Hungarian Embassy is hosting this event, in conjunction with the Spiro Ark and the Israeli Embassy. The programme features an exhibition of paintings by artist Moshe Galili, a Holocaust survivor from Hungary, and a concert by Israeli and Hungarian performers. The price also includes a buffet supper.
6.45 (doors 6.30), £10 (in advance), Hungarian Embassy, 35 Eaton Place, London SW1X 8BY
Sunday 29 January 2006
Minouche Kaftel sings Jewish Spiritual Music
South African-born singer Minouche has performed everywhere from Russia to Australia – and now Londoners have the chance to see her. She will perform a number of Hebrew and Jewish traditional songs.
7.30pm, £7 / £5, Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Norrice Lea, N2
For more information: www.spiroark.org