We are looking for Participants : ‘One Lost Stone’

‘One Lost Stone’

Owing to the current Coronavirus emergency we are not holding a public live event on 5 July but we shall be livestreaming fascinating discoveries, interviews and talks on that day. Please watch this space.
 

We are looking for Participants:


We are looking for volunteer performers, musicians, researchers, historians, artists & enthusiasts of all ages to join us in this exciting heritage arts project .

Rehearsals for the contemplative artistic guided tour ‘One Lost Stone’ will happen in London up to July 2020. We are exploring the histories of Sephardic Jews in Britain around the NOVO CEMETERY in London. The hidden history of the Sephardi Jews in England still has traces in the Novo Cemetery in the grounds of Queen Mary University, London. Following the 1492 expulsion of Jews from what is now Spain, Sephardim settled chiefly around the Mediterranean basin, notably in the Ottoman Empire.  Many also converted outwardly to Catholicism, while secretly practicing Judaism. Some of these crypto-Jews settled in England in the middle of the 17th century, and laid the basis for a Sephardi community that came to affirm their Judaism openly again. Sephardim arrived on this island speaking Spanish and Portuguese and cooking Mediterranean style. They also brought their own Spanish, Portuguese, and Arab musical heritage. Using original archival material,poetry, sound and visuals we will reveal and activate a forgotten legacy and explore the subtle re-establishment of Jewish life in England.

Produced by Julia Pascal & Susannah Kraft  Levene                   

Event Director: Thomas Kampe                                           

Assistant Director: Matthew Emeny

Set & Costume: Lesley Lightfoot

Sound & Music: Ronen Kozokaro

Production Manager & Technical Director: Jules Deering

Videography: Mark Norfolk & Yaron Lapid

COST:  Workshops & rehearsals are free (you don’t have to be able to attend all of them; there will be some support for travel expenses)

Enquiries & Enrolment :

For Performance volunteer workshops ‘ONE LOST STONE’ contact

t.kampe@bathspa.ac.uk or matthew.emeny93@gmail.com

All other enquiries and workshops of the project                                                                     

‘DISCOVERING AND DOCUMENTING ENGLAND’S LOST JEWS’  

pascaltheatrecompany@gmail.com      

Pascal Theatre Company explores contemporary life through theatre, film, new writing and radical re-interpretations of the classics. The Company’s work features site-specific heritage events as well as drama workshops. We engage with diverse communities by reaching out to those marginalised in society through the productions and an Education Programme. The Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting this major learning project where volunteers will research archives and learn interviewing techniques to prepare a legacy for future generations.

Pascal Theatre Company is working with Bevis Marks Synagogue, Manchester Jewish Museum, Bath Spa University and Queen Mary University of London with an Educational Programme linked to the project continuing throughout 2019 and 2020.

More about One Lost Stone

CONFIDENCE WORKS!

FREE workshops delivered by professional theatre practitioners and educational trainers to help you progress in to education or work.

We will help you speak confidently at interviews and assist with job applications and cvs.

We are holding FREE WORKSHOPS for people over 18 who have the right to live and work in the UK and who are not currently employed.

Our workshops are tailored to help those who find it hard to get a job: older people; refugees; some BAME communities; disabled people, young people, carers. 

Workshops are held over two weeks in small groups offering individual support. These will be offered from 

10am-noon at a Central London location on the following dates.

April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30.

Come and meet us at St Pancras Library or be in touch at pascaltheatrecompany@gmail.com

OUR MEETING IS

Date/time:   10-12   Friday 2 April   2020.

Address of venue:  Pancras Square Library  5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG . Inside the Library look for ‘Confidence Works’.

There will be a second phase of free workshops May 28.29,30.

Website: www.pascal-theatre.com

Phone: 07494426572

Email:  pascaltheatrecompany@gmail.com

Do you have a couple of hours to spare?

Interviewing Skills for Oral History and Podcasting Workshop

Do you have a couple of hours to spare on the afternoon of Sunday 30 June at Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue? We need interviewees to help out with our Interviewing Skills for Oral History and Podcasting Workshop. As part of the project we are working with young people aged 14-16 to help them gain skills in interviewing and podcasting techniques with the added aim of helping to raise their confidence and introducing them to different ways of communicating. We need six Sephardim willing to be interviewed and have their stories transformed into a podcast for EHRS and for the Lost Jews project. If you do have some time available to help us, or would like more information, please get in touch with Polly at volunteer@lostjews.org.uk for further details.