Jewish Book Week 2018

5 - 9 March

Jewish Book Week returns to JW3 with a lively programme of lunchtime talks and interviews.

Overture and Beginners Please: An Autobiography in Five Moments
Monday 5 March, 1pm, £8, talk
International concert pianist Anthya Rael discusses her vivid memoir in an event punctuated with musical interludes. Chaired by Sue MacGregor.

Storm in a D-Cup
Monday 5 March, 2.30pm, £8, talk
Leading corsetiere June Kenton transformed London’s Rigby & Peller in to one of the world’s most glamorous purveyors of fine lingerie. She discusses her memoir with Vanessa Feltz.

Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory
Tuesday 6 March, 1pm, £8, talk
In this talk, Griselda Pollock discusses her major re-evaluation of Berlin born artist, Charlotte Salomon, which sheds new light on her remarkable combination of image, text, and music.

The Children Of Willesden Lane
Tuesday 6 March, 2.30pm, £8, talk
Mona performs some of her mother’s favourite classical selections at the piano, as well as excerpts from the award-winning stage show, The Pianist of Willesden Lane.

A Rocky Road
Wednesday 7 March, 1pm, £8, talk
Rabbi Abraham Levy’s memoir tells of his devotion to, and exceptional influence on, Jewish public life and the Sephardi London community for over 50 years. He talks to  Norman Lebrecht.

Against All The Odds: From Genocide To Football Glory
Wednesday 7 March, 2.30pm, £8, talk
David Bolchover discusses his extraordinary new biography of Béla Guttmann, Holocaust survivor and the world’s first celebrity football coach. Chaired by Simon Inglis.

Thursday 8 March, 1pm, £8, talk
Yael Dayan, daughter of the legendary Moshe Dayan, looks back at her life as a fierce and eloquent activist and influential politician. Chaired by Janet Suzman.

From Things Lost
Thursday 8 March, 2.30pm, £8, talk
Professor Shirli Gibert and Ambassador Yitzchak Mayer discuss their new books, stories of memory and survival told through letters. Chaired by Jenni Frazer.