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A talk by Holocaust survivor Ruth Barnett

Ruth BarnettYou are warmly invited to a talk by Holocaust survivor Ruth Barnett at the Northampton Jesus Centre on Tuesday 7 October 2014, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

“There is one race and that’s the human race”
Ruth Barnett – Holocaust survivor

childRuth Barnett was born in Berlin in 1935. She escaped the Nazi regime at the age of four with her seven-year-old brother Martin on the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that evacuated refugee children out of Germany.

Budapest, Festnahme von JudenRuth’s story highlights the struggle with identity that many Holocaust survivors experienced and offers a different perspective on this period of history.

In her autobiography, Person of No Nationality, she describes the feelings of failure and worthlessness and her experiences of having to travel with a document with the words ‘Person of No Nationality’ across the top.

Her account of how her early experiences shaped her life shows how it is possible to recover from trauma and become an inspiration to others.

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people-at-the-centreBooking charge is £3 (includes refreshments)
Book in at Eventbrite

For more info email: paul.veitch [at] northamptonjesuscentre.org.uk or phone: 0745 109 2222


Acclaim and News on Music From The Heart


mfth-feb2013YouTube even has its own symphony orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. We look at some of their work and the way in which artists of different genres use it to promote their work.

These include the dubstep violinist Lindsay Stirling, the singer Sandi Thom, the pianists, Alice Sara Ott, Yuja Wang, Valentina Lisista, the violinist Daniel Hope and the cellist Sol Gabetta. Lisista rose from being a complete unknown and through her uploads on YouTube is now a sell-out in concerts round the world.

Friday 6 December 7.30pm – 10.00pm in the Circle Café, Northampton Jesus Centre (refreshments available)

To keep up to date with future events check out Music From The Heart on Facebook.

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Recent glowing acclaim for Music From The Heart in the June 2013 edition of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Journal:

…The next unexpected encounter was at the Jesus Centre in Northampton. Each Jesus Centre has a drop-in, aimed primarily at supporting the disadvantaged and homeless or vulnerable. Jesus Centres offer mentoring to mums and tots, from maths to money-management, from healing groups to haircuts. The day centre supports people who are homeless or marginalised and offers showers, laundry, clothing, cheap food, and fortnightly drop-in sessions for ex-offenders. And it was here that I stumbled upon ‘Music from the Heart’. This is n relaxed gathering of friendly people, of all ages, who get together to celebrate musical themes on DVD. My visit to Northampton coincided with their tribute to Vaughan Williams, and a showing of job conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, What an absolute delight to see this greatest of conductors again. In his latter years one can only say his style epitomised “less is more”, with that long baton tweaked from the wrist, rather like an extension of his arm, his left hand caressing the orchestra, his feet planted firmly on the ground. He rarely looked at the score.

And the players rarely looked at  Adrian, as if they were well drilled, confident and trusting. Those musicians with their mutton chops, the top pocket handkerchiefs… it was all as l remember the seventies. If filming techniques have moved on, so what?

Located around a tea bar, tables and chairs and good company made this group a remarkable find, and I will be returning to join them again to see a documentary on Anne~Sophie Mutter, and to see music from the ghettos of Kinshasa and a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Symphony by the symphony orchestra of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Such is the variety of their programme! At one point a client of the centre came around and blessed us one by one before settling down for a kip, but it was all very good natured. They are developing a website for non-regulars.

There are all kinds of grand musical societies, but I doubt if shall ever find a more friendly and down to earth group than this.

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Heritage Open Day Memory Lane Competition


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Write out your special memories of the savoy / abc together with your name and put it in the box at the centre’s info desk.

Six winners will each receive four tickets for the deco to see a show of their choice.

The draw is to happen on Sunday 15th September at 3pm in the circle café.

Terms and conditions apply: only one entry per person. Jesus centre staff, volunteers and affiliates (JFC) are exempt from this competition. The judge’s decision is final.

Music From The Heart – Handel’s Belshazzar



A performance directed by William Christie of Handel’s Belshazzar from the Aix Festival is being shown. His experienced team brought Handel’s not-so-high drama and philosophic tragedy to almost operatic dramatic standards as the Persian prince, Cyrus, overran the dissolute Babylonians and freed the captive Jews.

Belshazzar, written in 1744, was among the first English oratorios that Handel composed after he had abandoned the Italian opera form and so still retains a strong dramatic element.

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Friday 15 Feb 7.30pm – 10.00pm

Circle Café, Northampton Jesus Centre (Refreshments available)

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Alastair Campbell invites you to the Circle Breakfast Club

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Alastair Campbell
, a political personality who is never far from controversy, is coming to Northampton Jesus Centre  to give a live interview and chat with BBC Northampton‘s very own Martin Heath.

Alastair welcomes you to attend the interview and stay for lunch plus a book signing of one of his latest bestsellers, The Blair Years. Doors open for the interview at 11.30 in The Deco, Northampton Jesus Centre, Northampton on 17th April.

As Tony Blair’s aide, Alastair’s career has traversed from one side of the emotional globe to the other. From life in the limelight to the darkness of a breakdown and depression, but all in the public eye, the journalist and author has weathered this storm and emerged able to talk about his experiences in frank and open discussion.

He is the author of best-selling The Happy Depressive, The Blair Years, All in the mind and Maya plus others. As a charity worker Alastair is captain of the Leukaemia Research triathlon team.

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Event details

  • The lunch time event will include an interview, book signing and networking buffet lunch.
  • 11- 2.00 pm April 17
  • Location: The Deco, Northampton Jesus Centre, Northampton NN1 4AE
  • PRE-BOOKED TICKETS (Payment on booking) £18.00
  • PAYMENT ON THE DOOR – £25.00 (prices include lunch and business networking).
  • CONCESSIONARY TICKET (Student, Snr Citizen, Unemployed) – £12.00 Appropriate proof for concessionary ticket
  • The Deco, Northampton Jesus Centre, Northampton NN1 4AE

Ask Alastair a question and win a book

For a chance to win one of Alastair’s best-selling books you can take part in the question and answer time – either submit your question via twitter to @circlebreakfast with #AlastairC or as a comment on the Circle Breakfast Club Blog.

To book and pay online visit circlebreakfastclub.wordpress.com/events

For more information, see the event flyer.

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