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List of forthcoming events for Richmond Council Holocaust Memorial Day Events:

75 Memorials - A Community Remembers

Landmark Arts Centre

15 January 2020 - 02 February 2020
00:00

Commemorative artworks:

2020 marks the 75th anniversry of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. As part of the Borough's Holocaust Memorial Day programme and in commemoration of this major anniversary, London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, working with the Landmark Arts Centre, will be showcasing artwork, poetry and prose submitted by schools, community groups and individuls from across the borough. This exhibition will be a moving commemoration of the Holcaust.

Admission Free

For more information: http://www.landmarkartscentre.org/events/exhibitions-and-fairs.php#e200115

Artwork by Basildon Children’s Support Service, for a project by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, 2015


Stand Together

Orange Tree Theatre

26 January 2020 -
15:00

As part of Richmond Borough's Holocaust Memorial Day programme and commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Aushwitz-Birkenau the Orange Tree Youth Theatre have been exploring in their weekly sessions the theme of HMD 2020 - standing together.

Join them for two short brand new pieces of theatre that have been created from scratch by young people.

A free, ticketed event. https://www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/ot-youth-theatre-stand-together

Photo by Slav Kirichok.


Remembering Aktion T4

Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability

27 January 2020 -
14:00

2.30pm Talk: Finding Ivy: From Belonging and alienation and back again. Speakers: Helen Atherton and Florian Schwanninger

The story of one victim of the Aktion T4 programme. Ivy was born in the UK and in 1930 went to live in an institution in Vienna. In the summer of 1940 she was killed at Hartheim castle near Linz. Different historical material has been used to tell Ivy’s story including photographs, church records, census reports and newspapers.

3.30pm Aktion T4: A documentary film

The Aktion T4 Nazi Euthanasia programme was responsible for the murder of approximately 275,000 people with learning disabilities.

In this 30 minute documentary film, Berge Kanikanian who has Down’s syndrome, travels to Poland and Germany to visit the sites of euthanasia centres and speaks to researchers and historians.

Please note this film is not suitable for anyone under 16 years of age.

This event is free. Booking not required.


Ashirah - I Will Sing: Come and Sing Choral Workshop

Landmark Arts Centre

02 February 2020 -
10:30

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau,  London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames and The Landmark Arts Centre are offering a special choral workshop celebrating Jewish musical culture, in particular that of East European Jews.

A wide range of material, sacred and secular, traditional and new will be explored in Hebrew and Yiddish, but no knowledge of the languages is necessary.

Enjoy singing in a warm-hearted atmosphere under the guidance of Polina Shepherd, one of the world's most charismatic and inspiring Jewish choir directors.

All singers are welcome, although you will need to be able to follow the written music and be prepared to learn by ear. Singers will also be expected to take part in the evening concert at 6pm on the same day.

To book your place on the workshop please contact The Landmark Arts Centre:

TEL: 020 8977 7558

EMAIL: education@landmarkartscentre.org

COST: £20

Our thanks to Sir Francis and Lady Jacobs for their kind donation to support this workshop.


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