A season of intimate performances in our synagogue
Synagogue Nights are back! Join us this autumn for a series of atmospheric evening events in the unique setting of our 1874 Spanish & Portuguese synagogue.
Immerse yourself in captivating shows and concerts which celebrate Jewish art in all its diversity.
From eclectic grooves and mesmerising vocals to lesser-heard stories from the past, this year’s programme brings together artists from a wide range of genres.
Fran & Flora
Sunday, 22 October, 7PM
Fran & Flora are quickly becoming one of the UK’s most sought-after bands. This UK experimental folk duo draw inspiration from their travels and mentors in eastern Europe and beyond. Their compositions stem from the melodies of Klezmer, Transylvanian, Romanian, Greek and Armenian music, as well as drawing on archival recordings. Fran & Flora seek to combine elements of these rich musical traditions with their ever evolving, experimental collaboration.
Journeys into Jewish song with James Nissen
Sunday, 29 October, 7PM
Noga Ritter Trio
Thursday, 16 November, 7PM
Sunday, 26 November, 7PM
Out of Exile: The Photography of Fred Stein
Sunday, 3 December, 7PM
A multi-award-winning documentary that traces the extraordinary life of Fred Stein and his stunning photographic work. His rich portfolio includes over 1200 portraits of some of the most prominent people of the mid-20th century, a famous photo of Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt among them.
How did these works survive one of history’s darkest moments, as the Nazi menace thrust Stein into a life of upheaval? What inspired Stein to create thousands of brilliant photographs, a testament to the human spirit? And what moved his son to carry on after Stein’s death, bringing the work back from obscurity? Come to find out.