Scottish Jewish Arts and Scottish Jewish Life 1914 to 2014.  Rozelle House, Ayr, Sunday 14th Sept 12 noon to 3 pm, Monday 15th Sept, 11am to 4 pm, with a chance to see the Cultural Connections exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists Benno Schotz, Josef Herman, Jankel Adler, Hannah Frank, and others.

The conference is organised by SCoJeC, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, and the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, as part of the ‘European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage’   See the full programme at this link.http://www.scojec.org/news/2014/14vii_cultural_connections/conference_programme.pdf. A highlight of the Sunday is a talk on the history of the Jewish community in Ayr by Harvey Kaplan, Director of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. Monday’s highlights include the film ‘Hannah Frank, the Spark Divine’ together with a talk by director Sarah Thomas about the making of the film – and a presentation by Deborah Haase on the artist Hilda Goldwag.

The conference is free but we would ask for a minimum donation of £5 to cover refreshments each day. We can help with transport from Glasgow – email fiona@scojec.orgTo book email maclaurinfestival@gmail.com, or tel: 01292 443708

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