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Bubble Schmeisis

8th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Bubble Schmeisis – Nick Cassenbaum

Thursday 8th November, 7.30pm, Manchester Jewish Museum £12 (plus booking fee)

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Bubbemeises is Yiddish, it translates as a grandmother’s story, a tall story, an old wives’ tale.

Writer and performer Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz. Like many London Jews Nick’s family left the shtetl and shtiebels of Poland and Russia to escape persecution. They left a lot there and brought a lot with them. After years of his family assimilating and becoming British, Nick went looking for a link to the world they left behind. Join him as he travels to East London’s last authentic bath house to enact rituals brought over from Eastern Europe. Amongst the steam, ritual and live Klezmer, Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs. Schlaping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games. Will he find what he was looking for? Bubble Schmeisis is full of intimate and personal true stories about identity, home and getting schmeised (washed) by old men.

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Join us after the interval for a Klezmer performance from Bubble Schmeisis’s musicians.

Don Kipper are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London. Separated from the shoal, two breakaway Kippers, The Tsvey Kipperim, Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, delve deeply in the neshama (spirit) of Jewish music. With wit, joy, and sadness in equal measure, they take an audience on an odyssey through the Dobridens, Terkishers, Freylekhs, and Zhoks at the very core of the Klezmer repertoire. Through the intimate interplay between accordion and the clarinet, these two musicians explore the potentials that a deep working relationship, a shared love for the tradition, and a profound friendship can create. 


8th November 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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