Live

A Klezmer Klub gig typically sees the audience joining in with both singing and dancing, the traditional dance steps being taught by Vivi in a simple, direct fashion that gets everyone involved, from toddler to grandparent. We perform both within the Jewish community and beyond, at dances, folk clubs and private events. We take particular pleasure in working in situations that promote peace between peoples of Jewish and other faiths.


“I do not know another band (from any tradition) which having been invited into English Folk Clubs to play will get people up and dancing without a word. Wow is the word I hear everywhere.”

Derek Reid



Below are listed our current gigs and events.




SUNDAY JUNE 19TH 2016


IMMIGRANTS OF SPITALFIELDS FESTIVAL

An Afternoon of Stories and Song from the Jewish East End

Sandys Row Synagogue - 4a Sandy's Row, London, E1 7HW 4pm - 6pm

Tickets £12/10 available here


Author Rachel Lichtenstein and friends play sound recordings, read excerpts from literature and tell

Jewish jokes with lively music from the Klezmer Klub, bringing Yiddish songs, characters and places to life.

Kosher refreshments.


This new festival happens over 3 days - take a look at their website

http://immigrantsofspitalfields.org.uk

Our gig happens in the wonderful Sandys Row synagogue and may well sell out, so get your tickets!


SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 2016

An Evening for Tim


It has been 10 years since the death of Tim Petter, our friend, brother, comrade and fellow klezmorim.

We will be playing at an evening to celebrate his life, taking place in south London on what would have been

his 57th birthday. It is a private event with limited capacity, but if you were a friend of Tim’s and would like to come, please get in touch with us and we can let you know more details.



PAST GIGS


SUNDAY DECEMBER 13th 2015

Strictly Chanukah with KLEZMER KLUB and QUEEN SALSA

An evening filled with food, music, Klezmer and  salsa dancing!  No previous experience or ability at chanukah, Klezmer or salsa dancing required to have a good time!

at Finchley Reform Synagogue

101 Fallow Court Avenue, London, N12 0BE.

7-10pm

Tickets £10, Under 18s £5

Includes supper and soft drinks. Bring your own bottle.

To reserve tickets email community@frs.online.org (needed to get catering numbers right)


SUNDAY JULY 13th 2014

Streatham Festival

at South London Liberal Synagogue

1 Prentis Road,

Streatham,

SW16 1QB.

7pm.  £10 (£8 conc).


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8th 2014

Tapiserie Nights presents Klezmer Klub

at JAMBOREE

Cable Street Studios Courtyard,

566 Cable Street,

Limehouse,

London, E1W 3HB

7pm - 11pm £4

http://www.jamboreevenue.co.uk/events/tapiserie-nights-presents-2014-01-08



SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd 2014

Walthamstow Folk Club

Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub,

53 Hoe Street,

Walthamstow,

E17 4SA

£7/£5 conc.

Check their website for more ticket info

http://www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk



THURSDAY MAY 22nd 2014

Islington Folk Club

The Horseshoe,

24 Clerkenwell Close,

London,

EC1R 0AG.

http://www.islingtonfolkclub.co.uk/ifc.html


Wed 6th June 2012

KEATS HOUSE FESTIVAL

Keats House,

Keats Grove, Hampstead NW3 2RR

2-3pm talk ‘Singing in Yiddish about London’ by Vivi Lachs

6.30-8pm Klezmer Klub concert and dance


Thurs 14th June 2012

ISLINGTON FOLK CLUB

The Horseshoe,

24 Clerkenwell Close,

EC1R 0AG

8pm £7


Sat 5th May 2012

CELLAR UPSTAIRS FOLK CLUB

Exmouth Arms,

Starcross Street,

London, NW1 2HR

8.15pm £7/£5.50 unwaged

(Euston & Euston Square tube, street parking)


SAT 2nd JULY

STREATHAM FESTIVAL

South London Liberal Synagogue,

1 Prentis Rd,

Streatham, SW16 1QB.

Song set - dinner - dance set


To see a flyer click here


SUN 26th JUNE

THE SUTTON HOUSE BIG SUMMER BASH

Sets at 3pm and 4pm

Free summer event in this glorious Tudor Hackney house.

2, Homerton High Street,

London, E9 6JQ .

020 8986 2264


SUN 19th JUNE

LEIGH-ON-SEA FOLK FESTIVAL

Set at 15.20 - 16.00


http://www.leighfolkfestival.com/home.html



WED 13th APRIL

Vivi gives a talk at JACS Southgate.

http://www.sps.uk.com/community/



SUN 27th MARCH

HARROW LIMMUD

A concert followed by food and dancing at this local Limmud event.

For more info visit

http://www.limmud.org/day/



TUES 8th MARCH

Vivi is giving a talk at the

London Metropolitan Archives’ Simcha conference



SUN 6th MARCH

LEEDS LIMMUD

Vivi is giving a talk.

For more info visit

http://www.limmud.org/day/leeds/



SAT 26th FEBRUARY

Short talk and songs as part of Jewish Book Week.

For more info visit

http://www.jewishbookweek.com/



SUN 16th JANUARY

WALTHAMSTOW FOLK CLUB

The club has moved back to its former home at :

The Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub

53 Hoe St

E17 4SA

£6/5 conc

Club starts at 7.30pm

http://www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk/



WED/THURS 29th/30th DECEMBER

NATIONAL LIMMUD

Talks and songs.

For more info visit

http://www.limmud.org/conference/


FRI 22nd OCTOBER ST ETHELBURGA’S CENTRE for RECONCILIATION, BISHOPSGATE LONDON

We play a concert in this beautiful former church, in the heart of the City. Badly damaged in the IRA Baltic Exchange bombing in the early 90s, this church has been beautifully restored and turned into a centre for peace and reconciliation. Please come and support both us and the work of this wonderful space in their Friday night programme of World Musics.

http://stethelburgas.org/themes/world-music


SUN 19th SEPTEMBER ARNOLD CIRCUS

The historic bandstand and gardens in the middle of Arnold Circus, E2 are celebrating their 100th year this year. We are playing the final concert in the Summer series, so bring a picnic, listen to songs and join in the dancing!

3.00 - 5.00pm Free


WED 4th / THURS 5th AUGUST, KLEZFEST LONDON

Klezmer Klub trio play songs and tunes at the Public Concert at Klezfest and Ot Azoy.

For Klezfest info visit http://www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/courses/10_KlezFestOtAzoy/10_klezfest_KlezFestLondon.html


SAT 24th JULY SECRET GARDEN PARTY, CAMBRIDGE

We play at The Feast of Fools at this wonderful festival in a beautiful Secret Garden, nr Huntington Cambridge, PE28 2PH.

For more info visit http://uk.secretgardenparty.com/2010/


SAT 12th JULY MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

We play a set at the ‘New Voices Festival’ outdoors at the Museum of Childhood. The event runs from 12 - 5pm. Our set is at 4.00pm.

Free.   http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/whats_on/events/new_voices_festival/index.html


SUN JUNE 20th JEWISH MUSEUM

Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden, London. 

Vivi Lachs gives an illustrated talk about her research into London Yiddish songs, places, personalities, poverty, politics and humour and life in the East End between 1880 and 1940?

2.00pm £10 (inc. free entry to galleries). 020 7284 7384 www.jewishmuseum.org.uk


SUN JUNE 13th JEWISH MUSEUM

Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden, London. 

Klezmer Klub perform feisty Yiddish political and street songs, and lead an all-join-in dance set.

3.00pm £12 (inc. free entry to galleries). 020 7284 7384 www.jewishmuseum.org.uk


SAT MARCH 6th CELLAR UPSTAIRS FOLK CLUB

Exmouth Arms,

Starcross Street, London NW1 2HR

For more info visit http://www.cellarupstairs.org.uk/

 

JANUARY EDITION OF JEWISH SOCIALIST

Article on the politics and context Yiddish London songs by Vivi

Review of the CD Whitechapel, mayn Vaytshepl by Dave Rosenberg


JANUARY EDITION OF JEWISH RENAISSANCE MAGAZINE

Review of the CD Whitechapel, mayn Vaytshepl by Abbi Wood

 

DECEMBER EDITION OF EUROPEAN JUDAISM VOL 42/2009

Special edition on Yiddish studies. Editor Jonathan Magonet.

‘Singing in Yiddish about London 1880-1940 by Vivi Lachs

You can buy just this edition at the reduced rate of £9

http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/ej/

 

MON DEC 28th LIMMUD

Learn and sing some of the London Yiddish songs with Vivi

 

SUN DEC 27th LIMMUD

Illustrated talk about the history and politics of the London Yiddish songs

 

TUE DEC 15th NORTH LONDON PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE AT *pm

Illustrated talk about the history and politics of the London Yiddish songs


SUN DEC 6th HACKNEY MINI LIMMUD AT 1.45 – 5.45

At Simon Marks School, 75 Cazenove Rd, N16

Illustrated talk about the history and politics of the London Yiddish songs by Vivi


SAT DEC 5th LAUNCH OF THE CD WHITECHAPEL, MAYN VAYTSHEPL

At Brady Arts and Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU

8pm  £8 / £5 conc / £3 Teenagers

8pm – doors open

8.30 – 9.15 - sit down concert of Yiddish songs of London

9.30 – 10.45 - dancing– with dance leaders Vivi Lachs and Ilana Cravitz

Bar and bagels


FRI DEC 4th - JEWISH CHRONICLE

Jewish Chronicle feature by Diane Samuels

  

WED NOV 25th - RESONANCE 104.4 FM AT 6-7pm

Interview by Charlotte Dove with Vivi, Jon and Julia

Diasporah radio by Cultural Co-operation

http://www.resonancefm.com/


TUES NOV 24th - XTREME EAST RADIO AT 3-4pm

Vivi interviewed by Nikk Qentin Wolf
The Arts Show, 3-4pm every Tuesday

Listen again here:  http://www.xstreameast.co.uk/details.php?show=62


SAT NOV 7th  SPIRO ARK

Come and listen to the songs and tunes from our new CD

at Spiro Ark, 25-26 Enford St, London W1H 1DW