Events

Annual visit to London

We are pleased to announce our annual 3 day trip to London from Tuesday 6th May – Thursday 8th May 2014.

The trip will include a visit to Kenwood House; dinner at the London Jewish Cultural Centre with guest speaker Ian Austin MP; a guided tour of the National Theatre and a matinee performance of their latest production “A Taste of Honey” by Shelagh Delaney; a relaxing evening and dinner at an award winning kosher Chinese restaurant; a visit to Camden Arts Centre and a boat trip down The Thames with lunch. Also, as always, the opportunity to meet friends old and new.

Accommodation will be at a London Hotel for members based outside of London.

Members living in London can participate in the daily events.

If you are interested please call Susan Harrod at Head Office on 020 8385 3070 to receive full details and an application form or email susan@ajr.org.uk

Judith Kerr

We are delighted that the celebrated author Judith Kerr will be our guest of honour at a special event we are organising with the London Jewish Cultural Centre on the afternoon of Sunday 29 June at the LJCC. Judith has become part of the fabric of British life and her books have enthralled and inspired children for many decades.

We especially encourage the families of our members – second and third (and possibly even fourth) generations – to come along and are thrilled that Judith has kindly agreed to read from her seminal book When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit to younger members of the audience. She will also reflect on her own experiences and take questions from guests. Please book early to avoid disappointment and join us for what we are sure will be a memorable and historic gathering by purchasing your tickets through the LJCC website www.ljcc.org.uk or by calling AJR Head Office 020 8385 3070.

Last Train to Tomorrow

It is with great excitement and pride that the AJR is delighted to announce a special event we are organising with the world famous composer and conductor Carl Davis to perform the London premiere of his tribute to the Kindertransport, The Last Train to Tomorrow, on Sunday 9 November at The Roundhouse, London NW1. As the date marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, part of the proceedings will include a commemoration of the Reichspogrom of 9 and 10 November 1938.

The event will also feature The Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto performed by the City of London Sinfonia, the Finchley Children’s Music Group, together with an outstanding young violin soloist from The Yehudi Menuhin School.

As the event will be taking place on a Sunday afternoon, we particularly encourage our members to bring along their children and grandchildren. Details of how to purchase tickets will be announced in due course but to register your interest in attending please email enquiries@ajr.org.uk

Kristallnacht

Click here to read about the events we organised and helped to arrange to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

75th anniversary Kindertransport events

For details of the series of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport click here