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February Book Club Meeting: ‘Rossetti’s Wombat’

The Pre-Raphaelite Society is pleased to announce the next book club meeting hosted by the London and Southern Group, at 7pm on Thursday the 12th of February. We will be reading John Simon’s ‘Rossetti’s Wombat’, available from Amazon. Members can email questions for the author to Madeleine and the 5 best will be sent on. Answers will be read out at the meeting and may appear on social media afterwards for members unable to make the meeting. All Society members are welcome to attend.

The meeting will take place in the basement seating area of Costa Coffee, 112 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4BL. A casual, guided round table discussion over beverages will take place, with the option to move to nearby Russell Square for further socializing afterwards.

If you are interested, please contact Madeleine Pearce, the London and Southern Group coordinator, (nouveaudigital@gmail.com), before January 31st so a headcount can be done.


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The Scapegoat by Deborah Freeman

the-scapegoat-1856Sisters. Art. Zionism. And of course – a goat.

Rehearsed reading. Sunday 17th Feb 2013, 2.30pm. Jewish Museum, Camden Town, London.

This new play is inspired by the life and ideas of pre-Raphaelite artist and Christian Zionist, William Holman Hunt. A contemporary tale of two sisters, it is set across the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries, with scenes set in and around several of Hunt`s iconic paintings.

Originally commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery, The Scapegoat was recently read at Tate Britain, in the  ‘Late at Tate’ series  – December 2012.

Playwright: Deborah Freeman The Song of Deborah (The Lowry Centre, Lion & Unicorn, Cockpit Theatre), Candlesticks (Studio Theatre RNCM, Manchester, Lion & Unicorn,) Footprints, (Manchester Jewish Museum,) Xanthippe (Brockley Jack) and FAT (BBC Radio 4). Her poems have appeared in Poetry Review and other journals, and stories in the magazine Stand.

Director:  Tik-sho-ret’s Artistic Director Ariella Eshed. Married to The Game (Theatre 503), Mum, Me (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Mythical Melting Pot (The King’s Head), Ya’akobi and Leidental (The New End, Soho Studio, Oval House) and Crocodile Seeking Refuge (The Lyric Hammersmith).

The writer and director will welcome audience feedback.

Listings:   When: 17 February 2013 at 2.30 pm

Where: The Jewish Museum | Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NB

Tickets: £8 (including free entry to the Museum galleries)

Booking: 020 7284 7384 | admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Contacts:             Deborah Freeman  |  deborahfreeman1@aol.com  |  07890 544127

Ariella Eshed  |  info@tik-sho-ret.co.uk  |  07961 345 736

Keziah Warner  |  keziahwarner@gmail.com  |  07564 212 701

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