You are cordially invited to our 7th annual Litvak Days on November 29-30, 2017. This year the Litvak Days’ events are dedicated to celebrating and exploring the influence of Litvak Jews (and their diaspora) on the arts throughout the world.
In modern times Jews contributed markedly to the traditional fine arts of painting and sculpture, as well as music, photography, prose and poetry, theatre and architecture. Litvak Jews, in many respects, made extraordinary contributions to diverse fields of creative endeavour.
The aim of this 7th Litvak Days is to examine the vibrant manifestations of Litvak Jewish talent and imagination in the context of their complicated history and legacy. The world celebrates the exceptional musician Yasha Heifetz, the painter Chaim Soutine, the sculptor Jacques Lipschitz, the artist Judy Chicago, and the photographer Alter Kacyzne, to name but a few. They existed in the fertile field of Lithuanian art as well as that of world art. We invite you to learn more about these and other figures, as well as to enjoy a performance by the noted Klezmer singer and musician Michael Alpert.
The event is organised by the Embassy of Lithuania in the United Kingdom and University College London (UCL) in partnership with the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Parkes Institute at the University of Southampton.
Both events are free and open to the public. Please register through the Eventbrite system below.
Day 1 (November 29): Concert by Michael Alpert (Only a few places left)
Day 2 (November 30): Conference: The Litvak Impact on the Arts