Four Four Jew: Exhibition to explore religion in football

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Date: Monday, 01 January 0001

On the face of it, religion and football don't necessarily mix, but followers of both show passion and dedication in equal measure. 

As the author Colin Shindler said: 'Changing one's football allegiance is as impossible as changing one's religious affiliation', and, as a new exhibition in London will soon reveal, there are plenty of instances where the two have collided on the pitch as well. 

Opening at the Jewish Museum in October, 'Four Four Jew: Football, Fans and Faith' will use memorabilia, rare objects, old and new film footage, and fun interactives to explore why the Swastika once flew over White Hart Lane and reveal which club's all-time leading goalscorer was an observant British Jew. 

Particularly passionate football fans can become part of the Four Four Jew Fan Club for £250, giving them the chance to attend the exhibition's opening night on October 9th alongside England manager Roy Hodgson, or you can simply buy general admission tickets for £7.50 to visit the show between October 10th and February 23rd. 

Those interested in exploring Judaism's links with football in the capital in even greater detail can take part in one of three Football Walks led by guide Rachel Kolsky. Each will give an insight into the heritage of a different part of London and end at a local football stadium: Arsenal (October 27th); West Ham (November 24th); and Tottenham (January 13th). 

If you're planning to make a special trip to London for the exhibition or one of these special guided tours, why not stay at The Montague on the Gardens, which is located just 1.5 miles from the Jewish Museum in north London?

The hotel - a luxury retreat near Russell Square - is currently offering 3 nights for the price of 2, so why not stay for a long weekend and explore some of London's other top attractions for a fulfilling yet totally relaxing experience?