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November 2018

Nikky Norton Shafau’s Festival Plenary Poem and Audio Podcast

November 5 @ 12:00 am - November 18 @ 12:00 am

Nikky Norton Shafau’s Festival Plenary Poem and Audio Podcast. Monday November 5th to Sunday November 18th Manchester based poet, Nikky Norton Shafau will be absorbing the Festival of Leaving, soaking up the atmosphere of the beautiful building, overheard conversations of the community and taking inspiration from the themes of Leaving, legacy and loss to then share a poetic aggregation of the last stories that flowed through the museum. If you spot her – come over and have a chat! Nikky…

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Jo Scorah: Nomad

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 4:00 pm

Nomad Jo Scorah Installation running throughout the festival - free with museum entry and during events. The Nomad installation is a tent-like structure capturing notions of shelter and fleeing. Made from canvas that has been painted, stained and stitched, its 3dimensional shape allows it spread and used as a protective shelter. Its satin lining is screen printed with images of conflict, perpetually reminding the viewer of its concept. This outer-garment is able to be wrapped around the body by its…

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Ofrenda

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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Ofrenda Ellie Harrison The Ofrenda will be in our bar area throughout the festival. To celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico, people build ‘Ofrendas’ to remember friends, family and people of significance. Ofrendas are brightly coloured displays including tables filled with photographs, flowers, candles, food and significant objects. They are a central part of celebrating those we have loved and lost, from close family to our heroes from music or sport. Ofrendas are built in people’s homes, in schools,…

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bloominauschwitz

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£12

bloominauschwitz by Richard Fredman Menagerie Theatre Company Thursday 15th November, Manchester Jewish Museum, 7.30pm, £12 (plus booking fee) Buy Tickets June 16th 1904.  A storm is brewing for Leopold Bloom: visitations from the future, ghosts from the past and an irresistible urge to escape the story that's been written for him.  Leaping straight into Europe's faultlines, he begins his odyssey through the 20th century in search of his true heritage.  bloominauschwitz asks vital questions of identity, belonging and memory.  Deftly combining exuberant comedy…

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The Travellers’ Tales

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
£5

The Travellers' Tales by Robin Simpson Sunday 18th November, Manchester Jewish Museum, 11am, £5 (plus booking fee) Buy Tickets Every journey has a beginning, a middle and an end, but what if the end becomes a new beginning? This performance has been created especially for the Festival of Leaving and ideal for families with children 5 yrs and up (younger children are welcome). Combining stories from around the world with beautiful shadow puppetry, it promises to be a physical and…

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The Great Jewish American Songbook

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£10

The Great Jewish American Songbook: An Evening with Hope Mill Theatre Sunday 18th November, Manchester Jewish Museum, 7.30pm, £10 (plus booking fee) Buy Tickets How is it that Jews wrote the musical background to American lives from the First World War to the sixties? In a land of opportunity, they created a musical world of escapism and romance. Join performers and producers Katy Lipson and Joseph Houston as they take you through a collection of some of the songs written…

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December 2018

Museum Dinner 2018

December 2 @ 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Manchester city centre
£65

Award-winning TV Producer Nicola Shindler will be guest speaker at the 2018 Museum Dinner, to be held on Sunday 2nd December in Manchester city centre. Founder of Red Production Company, Shindler has won 11 BAFTA TV awards, producing TV dramas including Happy Valley, Scott & Bailey and Queer as Folk. Artistic Director of Hope Mill Theatre, Katy Lipson, will be in conversation with Shindler for the dinner. MJM is delighted to also announce the dinner will be catered by Ed…

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Klezmer Concert

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£12

If you haven’t experienced one of our Klezmer concerts yet, then you’re missing out! Join us for our annual festive Klezmer concert, featuring Michael Kahan Kapelye, Hard Times Kapelye and more! Be amazed by this beautiful traditional music in the perfect acoustic setting of our museum, and expect dancing in the aisles! Doors and bar will be open from 7pm. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

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