Entertaining the Nation

Jewish Museum London

25 May 2011 – 8 Jan 2012

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The Jewish Museum's biggest exhibition since its £10 million relaunch last year, Entertaining the Nation tells the story of Jewish participation in the British entertainment industry, from Maureen Lipman and Warren Mitchell to Sacha Baron Cohen and Amy Winehouse.

The exhibition investigates the representation of Jews in popular culture through the work of writers including Jack Rosenthal, Harold Pinter and Stephen Poliakoff and director Mike Leigh.The Jewish Museum's biggest exhibition since its £10 million relaunch last year, Entertaining the Nation tells the story of Jewish participation in the British entertainment industry, from Maureen Lipman and Warren Mitchell to Sacha Baron Cohen and Amy Winehouse. The exhibition investigates the representation of Jews in popular culture through the work of writers including Jack Rosenthal, Harold Pinter and Stephen Poliakoff and director Mike Leigh.Looking deeper into the industry, there will be an investigation of the influential work of Jews behind the scenes, including Ealing Comedy producer Michael Balcon, Odeon Cinemas founder Oscar Deutsch and the brains behind the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren.The exhibition will be accompanied by a wide-ranging programme of events, including film seasons, comedy nights, gigs, plays and talks. See the Jewish museum website for more details.

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Sun – Thu, 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10am – 2pm

Closed on Jewish Festivals (see website for details)

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