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
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.
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
Remembering Aktion T4
Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability
27 January 2020 -
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 -
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
Our thanks to Sir Francis and Lady Jacobs for their kind donation to support this workshop.