The Great Yiddish Parade

Sunday November 19. 11.00 - 12.30 Whitechapel. Free.

Marching band with singers and klezmer musicians bring Yiddish Victorian songs of protest back to the London of today.

Part of the Being Human festival.  Organised by Dr Nadia Valman, Reader in English Literature and historian of east London at Queen Mary University of London, and Yiddish historian and JEECS member Dr Vivi Lachs.

March route: Along Whitechapel Road from Goulston Street to General Booth statue, Whitechapel.

Participants assemble at 10.30, corner of Goulston Street and Whitechapel High Street. Parade starts 11.00. All welcome. no knowledge of Yiddish required. Songsheets provided. For more details, see https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/the-great-yiddish-parade/

This is not a JEECS event.

 

CD launch

November 22

8.00pm for 8.30pm.  Balabam, 58-60 High Rd, Stamford Hill, N15 6JU (close to Seven Sisters tube).

Launch of CD by Katshan’es (Yiddish for “cabbage stalks”, and slang for “nonsense”)., with JEECS member Vivi Lachs. Live music, food and drink on sale, discount on CD purchases. Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/katshanes-debut-cd-launch-tickets-38563146409 at £8 (£5 concessions) plus booking fee, or on the door at £10 (£6)..To learn more go to http://www.katshanes.com/

NB This is not a JEECS event.

 

 

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