Manchester Jewish Museum

THEME: My Heart is in the East
Culture Clubmeets Song-writing Group

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This month will see two of our social groups: our Jewish Culture Club and Song-writing Group, come together to meet the team behind ‘My Heart is in the East’.

‘My Heart is in the East,’ is a play, performed by two actors, which explores themes of conflict and peace by focusing on a dialogue between two cultures across different time periods. The play will be performed in MJM’s former synagogue on Thursday, 22 June. It will be followed by a live poetry slam with audience members and a discussion on interfaith.

Ahead of this event, the team behind ‘My Heart is in the East’ will run this Culture Club/Song-writing workshop, which will bring together two of the museum’s social groups and local community groups to talk about interfaith and identity, involving creative activities such as poetry writing.

The workshop is open to groups of all different faiths and backgrounds, to come together and get to know one another, sharing where our experiences connect and celebrating our differences. We’d love to see the communities of Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall come together and get to know one another and share their experiences.

This workshop is free and open to all. Both novice and advanced writers will find it meaningful and insightful!

Everyone who signs up and attends the session will get a free ticket to see the play!


Jewish Culture Club is a group for anyone who wants to explore contemporary forms of Jewish culture – this could be books, TV, film, fashion, music, art, theatre and much more!

The group is open for anyone ages 18 and over, whether you identify as Jewish or are just curious to discover new things.

The group meets monthly and it’s a great chance to meet and discuss ideas with new people, explore your own identity and discover new experiences of Jewish stories and culture.

If you have any questions about this workshop, e-mail Demi on


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