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Jewish Book Week

Podcasts from the annual festival of arts and ideas held in London, UK.

Nov 2, 2015

In Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future, photographer Judah Passow documents the life of Scotland’s contemporary Jewish community. His project has been exhibited in Edinburgh’s Parliament and in galleries across Scotland and the US. Kenneth Collins’s Jewish Glasgow: an Illustrated History focuses on the...


Nov 2, 2015

Linguist David Crystal and his actor son Ben travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English. Witty, authoritative and jam-packed full of fascinating facts, their latest book You Say Potato celebrates the myriad varieties of English and how our accents speak louder than words. Join them on this dramatic,...


Nov 2, 2015

Eva Schloss recounts the story of her long journey home after the liberation of Auschwitz and looks back at her family’s culturally rich life before tragedy struck. Her story begins in Amsterdam, like Eva Schloss’s school-fellow, Anne Frank, whose father married Eva Schloss’s mother after the war....


Nov 2, 2015

Actress Maureen Lipman joins poet Jeremy Robson in reading from his powerful and witty new collection of poetry – Blues in the Park – described by her as “a marvellous wry observation of the sweet, sour and savoury in life.” Maureen also contributes a few of her own witty monologues. Expect some literary...


Nov 2, 2015

Jewish Book Week co-presents this event with the Council of Christians and Jews.

Pope Francis’s rulings and decrees on religious and social issues affect people of all persuasions across the globe, not only Catholics. Paul Vallely’s recently acclaimed biography Pope Francis: Untying the Knots has been described...