Rainbow Jews Exhibition Launch & Events – LGBT History Month 2014

The Rainbow Jews is exhibition is now scheduled to go on tour. Watch this space!

 

 

We would like to invite you to an historic event, marking the launch of Rainbow Jews; Britain’s first ever oral history archive of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history.

RAINBOW JEWS EXHIBITION & FILM: LAUNCH at LSE for LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2014

Launch event: Thursday 6 February 2014, 6.30-9pm                    Twitter #RJexhibition

6.30pm Opening ceremony and Film screening at the New Theatre (East Building).

8-9pm Reception at the LSE Atrium Gallery (Old Building).

Speakers include: The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Human Rights defender Peter Tatchell;  Prof Catherine Harper, Dean, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth.  Guest of Honour: Rabbi Lionel Blue.

Special Performance by Tav Rishon Choir and guests.

 

The exhibition will be open throughout February for LGBT History Month (Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm). Closing Friday 28th February at 3pm. Join us at the After-Party. see info below.

About the exhibition
Rainbow Jews is a unique oral history and archive project, exploring the intersection of Jewish and LGBT identities. Featuring a variety of events, we invite you to celebrate the launch of the Rainbow Jews travelling exhibition during LGBT History Month in February 2014.
Discover how the stories and experiences of LGBT Jewish people have shaped British culture from the 1950s to today. Explore the truly diverse range of Jewish voices: Ultra-Orthodox lesbians, bisexual rabbis, gay Holocaust survivors and transgender activists.
Join us for this historic event.

Venue
LSE, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE . For directions please also see campusMap LSE
No booking required. Limited seating. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to screening.

Download invitation & event programme
Click here for invitation (PDF) and here for event programme (PDF) or see ‘more dates for your diary’ below here.

Contact
LSE: Call 020 7849 5342 or visit www.lse.ac.uk 

Press Enquiries
LSE.Press.Events@lse.ac.uk
Rainbow Jews PR via Liberal Judaism: alexandra@ liberaljudaism.org

This exhibition is in association with LSE Arts and LSE Spectrum. Rainbow Jews is supported by the National Lottery Heritage through the Heritage Lottery Fund, and hosted by Liberal Judaism. We thank all our project associates for their amazing support.

LGBTQ History Tour : Every Sunday, 2/9/16/23 February 2014, 2pm
A series of walking tours exploring Soho’s diverse history. In collaboration with Centred and the Jewish Museum LondonTickets: £10 / £5 concessions. Click here for more info

Party : Saturday 15 February, 7pm, London NW3 6ET
Rainbow Jews film clips and Q&A. Performance, Film & Schmaltz disco, tickets on sale via JW3.

Celebration : Friday 28 February, 7.30pm, London W1T 4BE
Rainbow-themed Shabbat event to celebrate the last day of this launch. In collaboration with Jewish Gay & Lesbian Group. RSVP essential. Minimum donation £5.

 

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Endorsements

"Rainbow Jews provides an important source of Jewish history. I urge people to get involved and support this project in whichever way they can"
Danny Rich


Rabbi Danny Rich
Liberal Judaism CEO
"I am honoured to support Rainbow Jews and to celebrate the huge positive contribution that Jewish people make to the LGBT community and to our wider society. Jewish and LGBT people share many parallels of oppression and of triumph over adversity. As victims of prejudice, it is important for us to stand together united against all hate."
Peter Tatchell


Peter Tatchell
Human Rights Defender

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