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January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘Degenerate Music: Music Banned by the Nazis’

27th January 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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Join us on Holocaust Memorial Day as we bring to you 'Degenerate Music: Music Banned by the Nazis', including Weimar cabaret, jazz, opera and protest songs. See the museum transformed into a 1930's cabaret bar, so you can sip on era-inspired cocktails before taking a seat to enjoy the show. Featuring: Peter Brathwaite - baritone Nigel Foster - piano James Symonds - digital projections About the show: Devised by Peter Brathwaite, is a critical song-based reconstruction of the infamous Entartete Musik (Degenerate Music) exhibition of 1938,…

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February 2016

Sacred Sounds Featuring Renu (Doors 1:15pm)

28th February 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£3

Acclaimed percussionist Renu joins the Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir as they return to Manchester Jewish Museum following an unforgettable performance at November’s Video Jam. Surround yourself with joyous harmonies in an immersive aural experience within the beautiful surroundings of the historic Museum. Created in 2013 as part of the creative programme for the Manchester International Festival, the vibrant 50 strong Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir aim to promote peace, compassion and understanding through song, soundscaping and silence. Joining them for this…

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March 2016

Irish Folk & Klezmer with Michael McGoldrick (doors 7pm)

3rd March 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£10

Irish meets Jewish (amid the mirk over the Irk) Michael McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly and Angela Durcan together with L'chaim Kapelye .... Imagine, back in the day (say 1880s-1900s), the huddled masses down in the valley of the river Irk; on the western bank, the largely Jewish communities of Red Bank and on the eastern side the largely Irish dwellers of Angel Meadow. Their differences in languages, cultures and religions meant they probably kept largely to themselves but, imagine, amid the…

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Irish Folk & Klezmer with Michael McGoldrick (doors 2pm)

6th March 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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Irish meets Jewish (amid the mirk over the Irk) Michael McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly and Angela Durcan together with L'chaim Kapelye .... Imagine, back in the day (say 1880s-1900s), the huddled masses down in the valley of the river Irk; on the western bank, the largely Jewish communities of Red Bank and on the eastern side the largely Irish dwellers of Angel Meadow. Their differences in languages, cultures and religions meant they probably kept largely to themselves but, imagine, amid the…

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Wonder Women: Written in the Margins (Doors 6pm)

10th March 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£3

Manchester Jewish Museum opens its doors to celebrate female writers in an evening of hands-on workshops, live music, performance and discussion. Stuart Maconie (presenter, author and journalist) chairs Brighter Sound’s panel of journalists and musicians discussing how gender has become a genre and the impact of written media on female representation and stereotyping. Panellists include Vanessa Reed (CEO PRS Foundation), Laura Snapes (freelance culture writer Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian) Chris Long (BBC Manchester Introducing) and Roxanne De Bastion (independent singer…

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Jewish Comedy Night (doors & bar 7:30pm)

24th March 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£11

  Following our previous hugely successful comedy nights, top comedians Gareth Berliner, Josh Howie and Bennett Arron take to the museum’s SynaGig stage and guarantee to have you laughing in the aisles….     MORE ABOUT OUR COMEDIANS….  Gareth Berliner Jewish Comedian, Actor and Writer Gareth Berliner has been performing Stand-up in the UK and internationally professionally for over 8 years. He regularly performs doing sets or being the MC at Comedy Clubs, Theatres and Venues across the UK. Josh…

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April 2016

Heritage Trail

3rd April 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£7

Step into the past with local historian Merton Paul and let him take you on a walking tour around the old Jewish Quarter of Cheetham Hill. Allow him to bring back to life the characters and institutions that made up this once vibrant hub of Jewish activity. You will learn how the people of this community, often refugees from Eastern Europe, strove to bring up their families, earn a living and establish themselves as part of the fabric of Manchester,…

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Woody Allen-ish

7th April 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£10

Simon Schatzberger is Woody Allen in this hilarious homage to the iconic American comedian. Witness the uncanny transformation as Schatzberger recreates Allen’s legendary stand-up sets of the 1960s in the intimate surroundings of Manchester Jewish Museum. Opening the evening, jazz singer Julie Schatzberger, (his sister) and guitarist Andrew Hedges complete the complete the tribute, performing the songs and music from Allen’s timeless movie soundtracks. Simon’s acting appearances include Band of Brothers, Black Books, Eastenders and The Cottage, working with directors…

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May 2016

Heritage Trail

8th May 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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£7

Step into the past with guides Merton Paul and David Jaffa and them take you on a walking tour around the old Jewish Quarter of Cheetham Hill. Allow them to bring back to life the characters and institutions that made up this once vibrant hub of Jewish activity. You will learn how the people of this community, often refugees from Eastern Europe, strove to bring up their families, earn a living and establish themselves as part of the fabric of…

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2016 Community Sherman Lecture

8th May 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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Jewish-Muslim Relations in the UK: History, Experience, Context Dr Yulia Egorova The relationship between the Jewish and the Muslim communities of Europe is often constructed by the mass media and the public discourse as polarized due to the conflict in the Middle East. However, it has been argued by historians and anthropologists that in discussing this relationship more attention should be paid to the majority’s attitudes towards Jews and Muslims and to the rise of the extreme right in Europe.…

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