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The winners of the Wilmot Cup in 1950, Benny Casofsky, Leslie Cohen and Hymie Lurie.

Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

“We tried to make it look like your mum putting on a celebratory show in her living room cabinet,” says Alexandra Cropper, curator of Chess in Shorts – Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

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Rehearsal The Might Walzer Elliot Levey (Oliver Walzer) photo Jonathan Keenan

Preview: we talk to Howard Jacobson and the team behind The Mighty Walzer

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: we talk to Howard Jacobson and the team behind The Mighty Walzer

“Why it was that every Jewish boy growing up in Manchester in the 50s played table tennis with some degree of competence I can’t explain,” observes award-winning comic writer Howard Jacobson.

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