Four Four Jew: Football, Fans and Faith

altExploring the many ways that Britain's Jews have "taken up" the beautiful game.

Recently shown at the Jewish Museum London, the exhibition will celebrate the contribution Jews have made to the world of football, on and off the field, and considers what football has given to British Jews. The national game has offered Jews a means of integration and the opportunity to transcend ethnic or religious divisions through belonging to a wider community. Tracing the story from football'€™s roots in the 19th century to the modern game we know today, the exhibition frames the Jewish story in the context of football and vice versa.

Exhibition highlights include the schoolboy diary of David Dein (former vice-chair of Arsenal), David Pleat'€™s 1961 Maccabiah medal and all three trophies (Premiership, FA Cup and Champions League) presented to Manchester United directors in the 1998/99 treble-winning season. A Manchester focus will run throughout the exhibition with displays about Manchester Maccabi, the Munich Air Disaster, Manchester City legend, Bert Trautmann and Manchester United director, Michael Edelson - the longest serving director of a Premiership club.

A packed programme of football events will be held to accompany the exhibition, from a panel discussion about the 'Y-word' at the National Football Museum to talks by football writers and journalists, including Anthony Clavane, David Dee and David Conn. See full events programme.

18 March-21 September

FREE with museum admission


Made in Manchester: The Art of Emmanuel Levy (1900-1986)

Exploring the life and work of Manchester artist, Emmanuel Levy. The exhibition will draw primarily on the collection of London's Ben Uri Gallery to explore the work of Levy, showcasing his talents as a Manchester painter, draughtsman and teacher. Levy's work is shown in museums and galleries including Ben Uri, Manchester City Art Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Tel Aviv and Ein Harod Museums.

Oct 2014 - May 2015

FREE with museum admission