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Stencl Exhibition Launch – workshop and recital. London
June 29, 2022 @ 15:30 - 19:00 UTC+0Free
Stencl Exhibition Launch at SOAS – workshop and recital, open to public.
Rediscovering Stencl: Wednesday 29 June, 3.30pm – 7pm
Calling all Yiddish speakers and scholars! SOAS Library Cordially invites you to the launch of our exhibition on the Yiddish language poet Abraham Nahum Stencl, with a music workshop, live music and refreshments.
Public opening and recital – 5-6pm, including a talk from a scholar on Stencl and SOAS librarians about the launch of the Stencl exhibition plus Polina Shepherd’s performance. Venue: Lower ground floor The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre.
In 1983, the manuscripts of the late poet Abraham Nahum Stencl were donated to SOAS. We have now digitised the collection, to make his work available to scholars and lovers of Yiddish poetry across the globe. SOAS commissioned Polina Shepherd to turn two of the poems in our collection into songs. Her stunning compositions brought Stencl’s poems Di Veler and Halbe Levone to life. In this concert, filmed in the BGLT (Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre) in Bloomsbury, London, we will hear traditional Yiddish repertoire and new material performed by Polina Shepherd and band, including a premiere of the two Stencl songs.