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Mosaic Culture Hub Presents “Life Against the Odds”

Sunday, 24th November @ 7:00 pm

  £12.00 – £16.00

This performance is a fusion of dramatic storytelling, songs and music from the Greek, Jewish and Balkan traditions.

Join us for a theatrical and moving performance of real-life narratives of the Jews in Thessaloniki, Greece during the Holocaust (1933-45).

There are very few Greek Jews left in Thessaloniki today and only a handful that have living memories of the Holocaust and who experienced the concentration camps. Award-winning performance storyteller and author Anna Conomos-Wedlock has conducted extensive research over the last two years in Greece, Poland, Israel and the UK – interviewing the last survivors and their families and visiting the landmarks of the Second World War that feature in her performance.

Anna’s dramatic performance is inspired by their stories and by the stories of Greek families that hid Jews during the Nazi occupation of Thessalonika between 1941-1944. The performance includes music and songs with highly acclaimed musician, Anna Golitzin. The performance is suitable for adult audiences and children aged 7+

There will be refreshments after the performance and time to ask questions about the show.

Please book via the Mosaic website by Thursday 14th November for catering purposes. There is a £12 charge which will increase to £16 from 15th  November . 

This event is being sponsored by the Sidney Fenton Education Foundation.

“A vibrant mesmerising performer” – Jewish Museum, Sydney Australia

“Fascinating, spell binding, amazing!” – Dr Elias Dinas, Politics and International Relations, Oxford University

“Anna Conomos has revived this neglected tradition of storytelling for the grown-up world. The snatches of unaccompanied song in her tale tugs at the heart, and transports us with the narrative into a place of wonder.”
The Telegraph



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