Noir Press and Lithuanian Jewish Community in collaboration with The Spiro Ark present:
Musical and literary extravaganza to celebrate the life and work of Lithuanian bestselling GRIGORY KANOVICH upon his 90th birthday and the UK Publication of Devilspel on Wednesday 12 June at New London Synagogue
Grigory Kanovich, one of the most prominent modern Jewish writers, was born in Lithuania on 18 June 1929. To celebrate his 90th year and the publication of his second book into English, Devilspel, his UK publishers Noir Press and the Lithuanian Jewish Community have collaborated with The Spiro Ark to present a rare opportunity on Wednesday 12 June for a British audience to hear A Letter From The Past, a collection of Yiddish songs performed by Lithuanian tenor Rafailas Karpis and pianist Darius Mažintas. The performance portrays a vivid picture of early 20th century Europe and the social problems, cultural peculiarities, experiences, feelings and personal tragedies of that epoch.
The performance will be followed by a discussion between a stellar panel of authors and experts on Grigory Kanovich and writing from Lithuania: Professor Antony Polonsky author, historian and Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University, Faina Kuklianksy, Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community and the award-winning Lithuanian author Dr Kristina Sabaliauskaitè. The conversation will be chaired by journalist and broadcaster Max Easterman.
New London Synagogue will host this musical and literary extravaganza from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm prompt start on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 33 Abbey Road, London NW8 0AT.
Tickets are available online now via http://tiny.cc/xhl25y at £15.00 which include kosher refreshments. A cash only bookstall will be held in the synagogue where books by the panellists will be available for sale.