Author Archives: Laura Seddon

Unpacking the Synagogue in a Box by Dara Laughlin

The Synagogue in a Box workshop is a unique and practical session that has been really popular with schools in Greater Manchester. Having just started as the new Outreach Coordinator at the museum in September, it has been immensely exciting … Continue reading

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Research and Scratch Artists’ Residencies are a go go at the Museum!

This week is exciting, not least because we welcome artist Gemma Parker for the first Research and Scratch Residency at the museum. We wanted to create space and time for delving into our archives, thinking through how the stories we … Continue reading

Artists' Network, Manchester Jewish Museum, MJM Events, Research and Scratch, Textile Group, Women's work

Ilse’s Story

Our music project has been going since the summer, with opera singer extraordinaire Peter Brathwaite and the seemly ever creative composer Joe Steele. We’re also privileged to be working with opera composer Na’ama Zisser. Our community song-writing group has now … Continue reading

Fabulous music-making, Manchester Jewish Museum, Music, Opera

Food, objects, action…

Our friends at the Lalley Centre Foodbank bravely signed up to be guinea-pigs for our micro food-chat, where we explore museum objects using the medium of taste. A small band of friendly and curious participants from the Friday club sat … Continue reading


An adventure in the wonderful (sticky) world of ‘teiglach’.

When we started working with our food artist Leo Burtin and Liverpool-based artists The Venus Collective, we all had no clue what teiglach even were. We knew we wanted to provide a unique theatrical experience for the Cheetham Cultural Festival … Continue reading