Date: Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Address: Rugman’s Hall, 92 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2PJ
Greenock - Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
In celebration of European Days of Jewish Culture 2018 (EDJC2018), the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) will be hosting a storytelling event in Dumfries on 14th October 2018 that will explore the social and cultural history - not just of Jewish people, but also of the local Dumfries community. We are joined by award-winning author and local history enthusiast Ellen Galford to help get us in the spirit! Everyone has a story to tell and we cordially invite the Dumfries community to come and share theirs. Perhaps you could bring along old family photos, or an ornament that once belonged to Granny, to help the stories of your family and heritage come to life. As supporters of Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP2018), SCoJeC warmly welcomes young, as well as older participants – and you don’t have to be Jewish to take part. And the event is absolutely FREE! Includes:- - Kosher buffet - Optional story-sharing workshop FREE: donations welcome | suggested amount of £10/£5 concessions ****Booking Information**** Online: www.scojec.org/j-stories2.html Or simply by contacting Joanne on 077245 49817 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking is not mandatory but helpful for catering purposes. Please visit www.scojec.org/events.html for further details. SCoJeC Registered Charity no. SC029438 We also acknowledge the generous support of: Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust Registered no. SC042072 European Days of Jewish Culture
SCoJeC is proudly participating in this year's European Days of Jewish Culture. The theme of this annual event is Storytelling, and we will be joined by Edinburgh-based local history enthusiast Ellen Galford to help get us in the spirit!
Ellen is an award-winning author, essayist and Yiddish poet. Last year she devised a words-and-music performance piece in collaboration with musician Phil Alexander, titled Among Others: Celebrating 200 Years of Jewish Lives in Edinburgh, and she will read excerpts from this, weaving in her own personal family stories along the way.
Ellen will be accompanied by musician and cultural historian Vivi Lachs, author of the book Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914. Vivi will introduce the audience to aspects of Jewish immigrant life in London's East End towards the turn of the 20th Century, exploring how Yiddish popular poetry and music-hall song of the time depicts the immigrant experience.
Together Ellen and Vivi will bring to life the rich heritage of Jewish culture through spoken word and song.
The local Inverness community is cordially invited to come and share their family stories at this event, too! Perhaps you could bring along old family photos, or an ornament that once belonged to Granny, to help the stories come to life. As supporters of Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP2018), SCoJeC warmly welcomes young, as well as older participants.
After serving a delicious kosher buffet, Ellen and Vivi will invite the audience to participate in an optional writing and storytelling workshop. You don't have to be a great writer or storyteller to take part and everyone can work at their own pace.
We acknowledge the generous support of Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust (Scottish Charity SC042072), Jewish Renaissance (Registered Charity 1152871), and European Days of Jewish Culture.