New Live Music — Silent Film

Sunday 17th February 2008 at 4pm
SCORE: East and West with live music from Lemez Lovas, Rohan Kriwaczek
and Moshikop
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
£8.50/£6 conc/£4.50 under 15s from the Barbican ticket office: 0845 120
7527 or

Part of the Barbican’s silent film / live music series, Lemez Lovas,
formerly of Oi Va Voi, directs guest musicians Moshikop and Rohan
in an irreverent live performance of a score for East and West
– especially prepared for the JCC – that played to sell-out audiences in
2005 and 2006.

In Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson’s silent movie (1923), streetwise
New Yorker Mollie (Molly Picon) travels to her demure cousin’s wedding
in a traditional Polish shtetl. Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek’s cheeky
new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica,
from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to
breakbeat. As love blossoms between East and West, and the musical
narrative unfolds, traditional and modern worlds are brought into
Produced by Yad Arts for the JCC
for London and the Barbican
Sunday 16th March 2008
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5 on the door.

London’s only

‘The Arts Club’s most adventurous and anarchic night (and that’s saying
something)’ Time Out

The Commissar continues to pledge:

Live: ROHAN KRIWACZEK and Angelina and her Gypsy Soul Punk and more to
be confirmed….

PLUS performance from Friends of Gagarin, poetry from Tim Cumming,
Marxist-Leninist alienation from art/animation/video installations for
the Proletariat from state artists Adrian Philpott & Cathy Gale; frozen
vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Max
Reinhardt & Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’
the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come
to feed your soul with wintery home-cookin in the Kitschen and take a
rest from your fight for Revolutionary Determinism for a few moments in
the Kinodrom with new and classic shorts from Eastern Europe.

Radio Gagarins’ bi-monthly Experiments in Sunday Socialism sessions fill
Notting Hill Arts Club to overflowing with a tundra melting mix of live
music, digital DJ prowess, performance art, east European cinema,
poetry, puppetry, poverty, latkes, blinis and vodka. Live acts have
included Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, Oi Va Voi, DJ Shantel, Sophie
Solomon, Nayekovichi, Mukka, London Sevdah, Martin Green & Joe Townsend,
London Bulgarian Choir, Graham Lewis (Wire) with Scifi Kane, Luminescent
Orchestrii, Geoff Berner, The Destroyers, Mammatrix, Emunah & Ghetto
Co-Produced by YaD Arts / Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / The Shrine

Sunday 30th March 2008 at 8.30pm
SPIEL: Holocaust on film with John Hurt, Tracy Ann Oberman, Joanna
Newman and Jason Solomons.
ICA, The Mall, London SW1
£12 online or
0207 431 9866

Actress and co-writer of Three Sisters on Hope Street, Tracy Ann
Oberman, BAFTA award-winning John Hurt, star of countless films
including Alien and Shooting Dogs, and Dr Joanna Newman, co-author of
Holocaust and the Moving Image, join host and Observer film critic Jason
Solomons to look at the shifting portrayal of the Holocaust in film.

Over the evening, we’ll be considering the change in representation from
80s award-winning films Europa Europa and Au Revoir Les Enfants, through
Schindler’s List to 2007’s European films Black Book and The
Counterfeiters and recent portrayals of other genocides, including
Shooting Dogs and Hotel Rwanda.

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC

Sunday 6th April 2008 from 2pm
The Great East End Treasure Hunt: A quest for a long lost past
Meet at the Cable Street Mural, painted on the side of St. George’s
Hall, Cable Street, E1
Group charge £40/ Individuals £9.
Book in a
group of up to five people. If your group needs to be a different size,
call 0207 431 9866.

Stumble around the East End and watch the Jewish history of this area
unfurl with musicians, treasure clues, actors and bagels. Sign up in
groups to discover some stories, fall upon soup kitchens, bump into
klezmer players and search for disappearing synagogues.

We’ll scatter signposts, clues, artists including comedian Judy
Battalion, live musicians and hidden items along the roads of the East
End, taking you on a two hour tour around a Jewish world that has all
but vanished.
The afternoon will finish at Corbett Place for tea, drinks and live
music from She’koyach.

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC London

Thursday 10th April 2008, from 7:30pm
The Other Seder with Hofesh Shechter, Joshua Sofaer and The Destroyers
Wiltons Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, London E1
£12 in advance
online or
0207 431 9866. £15 on the door.

A night of contemporary dance, performance and live music with Hofesh
Shechter, Joshua Sofaer and The Destroyers

Contemporary Dance choreographer Hofesh Shechter, who wowed audiences
with Uprising and In Your Rooms in 2007 at the Place, South Bank and
Sadlers Wells and whose work on C4’s Skins credits can currently be seen
all over your televisions, will create a specially commissioned new
piece of work around the theme of the Plagues.

Performance artist Joshua Sofaer will also present a new commission,
turning the obligation to ask Questions at Passover into a Seder

And to finish off the evening, the 15-piece anarchic gypsy punk
orchestra The Destroyers and djs will set a party vibe to bring down
Wiltons’ crumbling roof.
Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC London