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Events

Last Train to Tomorrow

The Last Train to Tomorrow – Sunday 9th November at 3pm – The Roundhouse, London NW1

Book Early for the London Premiere – One Performance only!

The AJR is delighted to announce that tickets for the London premiere of the Last Train to Tomorrow can now be purchased through the Roundhouse Box Office – please visit http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2014/last-train-to-tomorrow or call 0300 6789 222.

Composed and conducted by the internationally acclaimed artist Carl Davis CBE and proudly presented by The AJR, the Last Train to Tomorrow tells the extraordinary story of the Kindertransport through a sequence of ten songs written by the celebrated children’s author, Hiawyn Oram to be performed by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.

The programme will also feature The Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart and Mendelssohn’s Violin concerto performed by City of London Sinfonia together with an outstanding young violin soloist from The Yehudi Menuhin School.

We are thrilled that Natasha Kaplinksy, the newsreader and television presenter, and member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission, will be introducing the event.

As the concert takes places on a Sunday afternoon, we particularly encourage our members to bring along their children and grandchildren (and even great grandchildren) to this special one-off event, which will also commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Click here to read the promotional flyer.

Annual election meeting

The Annual Election Meeting of The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) will take place at 11am on Tuesday 18 November 2014 at the Belsize Square Synagogue, 51 Belsize Square, London NW3 4HX.

The following serving trustees are being proposed for re-election: Eleanor Angel, Gaby Glassman and Frank Harding.

Any associate member wishing to nominate any other associate member for election as a trustee must submit a proposal signed by ten associate members, to the AJR’s Chief Executive, together with the signed agreement of the person being nominated.

The deadline to submit nominations is midday on Friday 26 September duly received at the AJR’s offices: Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, Middx HA7 4RL.

Judith Kerr

We were delighted that the celebrated author Judith Kerr was our guest of honour at a special event we organised 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 were especially glad to welcome the families of our members – second and third (and possibly even fourth) generations – and were thrilled that Judith kindly agreed to read from her seminal book When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit to younger members of the audience. She also reflected on her own experiences and took questions from guests. 

Annual visit to London

We were pleased to organise our annual 3 day trip to London in May 2014.

The trip included 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.

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