Manchester Jewish Museum

Paint and Pattern with Noga Ritter
The Crafty Corner



Learning Studio



Do you like to get creative at home? Whether that’s making furniture, clothes, pottery, prints or woodwork, then we have the group for you! Join our new group ‘The Crafty Corner,’ a space where you will get to explore, experiment, and express your creative side.

In this session, ahead of her return to Synagogue Nights, musician, singer-songwriter and performer Noga Ritter will inspire the Crafty Corner to create artworks in response to her melodies.

Noga will share her new album ‘Ima’ and the inspiration and process behind the cover art, which shows beautiful body art by Brierley Thorpe. The group will listen to a song from the album, and Noga will explain the meaning and story behind its creation. We will respond to this song through large scale painting, drawing, collage and printmaking, finding patterns, colours, shapes and imagery we feel best expresses Noga’s music.

We will create a small film of the finished work, which will be projected behind Noga when the song is being performed during her Synagogue Night’s performance.


The session is open to anyone aged 18 and over, of any level that is interested in exploring arts and crafts- beginners and seasoned pros! All participants of the session will be invited to watch Noga’s performance on Thursday 16th November in our synagogue.

The workshop is 1.5 hours long and there will be refreshments provided.

All materials are included as part of the workshop but do feel free to bring any creations you are working on to share with the group! We’d love to see!

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About the artist

Noga Ritter, Ima, 2023

Noga Ritter’s debut solo album “Ima”, was released in May this year and features 14 incredible musicians, including the award-winning artists Seckou Keita on Kora, Byron Wallen on trumpet, Tony Kofi on saxophone and produced by Liran Donin. With songs sung in both Hebrew and English, Noga weaves intimate and personal stories into a compelling narrative of social-global issues.

The beautiful body paint and makeup on the album cover for Ima was created by Brierley Thorpe, with Nik Pate on photography , Jesse Willson on design and Ossi Ritter on outfit.

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