Virtual Picnic Weekly Roundup

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in our Virtual Picnic – we are loving all the wonderful things you have been sending in, showing us all that even though we are currently apart, we can all feel a bit of togetherness.

King David Beacon or Young Mizrachi Picnic Hadfield July 1935

It’s not too late to join in with our Virtual Picnic – why not get some inspiration from things that other people have done, and keep your eyes peeled for a very sweet challenge on Monday!

You can send your contributions to Dara or Laura ( or, or tag us in your posts on Twitter or Instagram (@MCRjewishmuseum for both).

As it’s been Passover the last week, we’ve been sharing our seder plates from our collections, and asking for the stories behind yours. Barbara and Merton Paul got in touch with a picture of their seder plate (see the pictures of the plagues around the outside!) and explained how it has been in continuous use for the last 60 years, after being discovered in an antiques shop in Brighton. What a beautiful plate with a wonderful story behind it.

Our Ladies Textile group have been very busy, and made some wonderful things, with Mariam’s wonderful painting of a fruitbowl, Hilary’s incredible textile challah bread (and real one looking delicious!), and Jill’s beautiful knitted apple. Why not use these as inspiration for your picnic-related creations?

We’ve also had some great responses from twitter, including Jennifer’s delicious looking bagel, and HOME’s amazing list of films with some great picnic scenes!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who contributed to our virtual picnic this week, and we are looking forward to seeing what else you can come up with – don’t forget we have more challenges on the way!

Virtual Picnic

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