Register here (free)
This event is open and free to absolutely anyone and everyone – it doesn’t matter whether you love Yiddish or have never heard of it before! Expect a wonderful night of communal singing and insight into the unique sounds of Yiddish Folklore.
IMPORTANT INFO: Once you have your ticket, your name will be added to the guest list and exact location will be emailed to you (venue is inside along Brighton Seafront).
Yiddish, the 1000-year-old language of the Jews of Eastern Europe, is flourishing, as people young and old, Jewish and non-Jewish, explore its rich cultural heritage. Yiddish songs are hugely varied. Some are spiritual and liturgical. Others come from theatre and cinema, or describe the diverse lives of Jewish people across Eastern and Central Europe and all the countries they have emigrated to – their history, hopes, memories, politics, celebrations and resistance to oppression.
Polina Shepherd is a composer, performer, educator and cultural activist with 30 years of professional experience – originally from Siberia, now living in Brighton. Having been part of the international Yiddish and Klezmer music scene for over 30 years, she works with audiences of different backgrounds and promotes building bridges, understanding and unity through singing.