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Join us for an exclusive afternoon with Filip Vurm, cultural attaché from the Czech embassy, renowned poet Michael Longley and Chris Agee, the Editor of The Irish Pages Press/Cló An Mhíl Bhuí. An event not to be missed!

The Irish Jewish Museum invites you to celebrate Maddy Tongue’s portrait of dancer Helen Lewis, who survived Auschwitz to teach dance in Belfast. When: Sunday 22nd January 2023 at 3:00 p.m.


Maddy Tongue was born and raised in Northern Ireland, and trained as a physiotherapist before taking a BA and an MA in Literature and Creative Writing in 2011, both from the University of East Anglia. She has had a lifelong involvement in dance. Following early ballet classes, she trained in modern dance with the Czech dancer Helen Lewis in Belfast and appeared in many dance, drama and opera productions with Cambridge Modern Ballet and The Belfast Modern Dance Group, including Helen’s early innovative work Phases. From 2005, she worked for many years as Movement Director with Sam McCready on a number of Yeats dramas for the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo. She writes about dance and is currently living and teaching dance in Cambridge, England.

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