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Holocaust Memorial Events In Liverpool January 17, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 2008, Capital of Culture 2008, Culture, Education, Events, Liverpool.
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Liverpool has the honour of hosting 2008’s Holocaust Memorial Day and the associated programme of events.

Holocaust Memorial Day itself is 27th January. This is the international day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.

On it, we commemorate victims, honour survivors and commit to tackling prejudice, discrimination and racism in the present day. In hundreds of places across the UK, and in thousands around the world, people come together to honour the past and build a safer, fairer world.

The Main Commemorative Event will take place on 27 January 2008 at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

A programme of educational activities has been taking place across the city, with over two weeks of events taking place from 14 January until 31 January.

Click more for the full list of events.

What’s on

Anne Frank + You
The Anglican Cathedral, St James’s Mount, Liverpool, L1
5 January until 8 February
10am – 6pm

Anne Frank+You is a multimedia exhibition developed by the Anne Frank Trust UK, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and Oscar winning film director John Blair. For further details please contact the Education Team on 0151 702 7217.

Liverpool John Moores University Roscoe Lecture
St George’s Hall, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L1
14 January

The University is proud to have been chosen to launch Liverpool’s programme for the National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration as part of the Roscoe Lecture Series. The lecture, entitled ‘Survivors: Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity – Nazi Germany, Rwanda, Burma’, will be delivered by speakers Trude Levi, Philomene Uwamaliya and Pascal Khoo Thwe.  To book your place please contact Barbara Mace via email: b.mace@ljmu.ac.uk or phone 0151 231 3852.

Still Forgotten?
A focus on the Gypsy and Traveller community then and now.
Town Hall
15 January
1pm – 4pm

During the years 1939 to 1945 more than a quarter of a million European Gypsies were rounded up and deported to ghettoes and concentration camps. This event presents an opportunity to explore the forgotten holocaust experience of the Gypsy community.

To book a place or find out more about the speakers and presentations at this event please contact John Cole via email: john.cole@liverpool.gov.uk or contact the Town Hall on 0151 225 5330.

John Minion presents Hilter’s List
Childwall Library
Childwall Fiveways
Liverpool, L15
15 January
7pm -9pm
The author will give an illustrated talk about his book Hitler’s List. This gives 86 compelling portraits of people drawn from the fields of philosophy, science, literature, art & design, music, film and theatre who Hitler had on his list to be cleansed from his vision of a pure Aryan state. All welcome – free admission.

Never Forget
88 Wood Street
16 January
Never Forget is a newly commissioned film by Liverpool City Council and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). Filmmaker Kim Ryan has worked closely with 16 Liverpool members of the Association of Jewish Refugees to create a filmic portrayal of their testimonies and life experiences taking them from pre-war Europe to a life in Liverpool. Tickets are free but limited and must be booked in advance from Liverpool Town Hall by phone: 0151 225 5530 or via email: town.hall@liverpool.gov.uk.

A Safe Haven
88 Wood Street
17 January
This film documents a group of young people; refugees, asylum seekers and local; as they build relationships together through shared experiences in film, rap, art, drama and storytelling.

Through the narrative of the different art forms they explore issues around Liverpool’s historic role as a “safe haven”, the impact of racism, bullying, and how the group struggled with and overcame differences. To book tickets please contact The Haven Project on  0151 707 0101.

Yiddish Culture and the Holocaust: Yaacov Shapiro in Concert
Princes Road Synagogue
Princes Road
20 January
Yaacov Shapiro is a survivor of the Lodz Ghetto who found refuge in Israel. He has written a special programme for this event. His performance will be in English, illustrated by Yiddish music and song and it will include his own personal experiences. Valerij Aivazan will accompany him on the piano.
The evening will be dedicated to the memory of the relatives of the Merseyside Jewish Community who perished during the Holocaust. Tickets £10.00 – in advance only. There will be no ticket sales at the door.
Phone 0151 708 4034 or email Lohc1@aol.com.

Town Hall
21 January – 26 January

The Liverpool Town Hall will host an exhibition created by Liverpool Communities: RESPECTacles, a unique and thought provoking work of art composed of second hand spectacles, inspired by photographic images taken during the Holocaust, Echoes of Sorrow by John Guy, Liverpool Survivor Portraits by Jim Connolly.

We are looking for donations of old pairs of spectacles or sunglasses, which will form the content of our display (cases are not required). They can be donated via the One Stop Shops in Liverpool, your local library or at Liverpool Town Hall.  Should you require any further information or wish to co-ordinate a collection, please contact Jo Raven on 0151 225 5521.

Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern Dussledorf
Town Hall, Liverpool, L1
21 – 25 January
11am – 7pm

Liverpool is pleased to be able to present Auktion 392, an exhibition by the Ben Uri Gallery (www.benuri.org.uk).

Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern Dussledorf brings the extraordinary story of Dr Max Stern and the 1937 ‘Auktion 392’ in Cologne to life in a dramatic physical reconstruction of the Galerie Stern and of the auction environment of the forced sale of his Galerie’s extensive stock which Max Stern had consigned to Cologne’s leading auctioneers, Lempertz, to hold literally within days – then as now titled ‘Auktion 392’.

Auschwitz Anywhere
Steve Deer
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Hope Street
21 until 27 January

An exhibition of striking and powerful black and white photographs from Auschwitz. Steve Deer’s atmospheric photographs could almost have been taken anywhere at any time, and it is their very ambiguity that makes them so chilling, a salient reminder to us all. For further information visit www.auschwitzanywhere.com

Captured in Time
Art Exhibition
St Luke’s Church, Leece Street, Liverpool, L1
14 until 27 January
Picton Reading Room,
Central Library
25 January

Kensington based Yellow House have been working extensively in Poland for more than 10 years  and as part of The Holocaust Memorial the young people from Yellow House  will create a series of actions reflecting their thoughts and comments on the Holocaust.

The Picton Room in Central Library on 25th January at 4.00pm will host a performance created by Yellow House with invited partner groups from Poland, Israel and Georgia.

In the weeks leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January photographs and poetry made during the Yellow House visit to Auschwitz in October 2007 will be shown at St. Luke’s Church.

Thought for the Day
Radio Merseyside 95.8FM
21-25 January
Broadcast every weekday morning at 7.50am
During the week of 21 to 25 January Mrs Naomi Kingston and Philip Parr present Thought for the Day.

The Jewish Holocaust Experience: a Liverpool Commemoration through Arts and Literature
Picton Reading Room
Central Library
William Brown Street
24 January

‘The Jewish Holocaust Experience’ will showcase examples of arts, music and literature which demonstrate the impact of the Jewish Holocaust within Liverpool.

The event will be free but places need to be booked in advance. To book a place or to be updated on the event developments, please contact john.keane@liverpool.gov.uk or telephone on 0151 233 5833.

Global to Local: Talking Local Issues
Radio Merseyside 95.8FM
25 January
SOLA ARTS host a discussion on BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips Show inviting a number of Liverpool-based guests to discuss refugee issues and how these are directly linked to genocides that happened and still happen around the world.

Commemoration Of The Persecution and Murder of Homosexuals
St John’s Garden, behind St George’s Hall
25 January
Representatives from Homotopia Festival, Armistead Centre, Lambda Centre Warsaw & Merseyside Police Anti Hate Crime Unit lay a Pink Triangle wreath in memory of the suffering and murder of homosexuals.

Imagine: Remember … Reflect . React.
Sense of Sound with Jennifer John, Tea Hodzic and guests
St George’s Hall Concert Room
St George’s Hall
25 January

Commissioned by Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Events and supported by Liverpool Culture Company Limited as part of the European Capital of Culture 2008 programme, this special concert of music and spoken word has been developed by Liverpool’s award-winning community choral organisation Sense of Sound.

The concert will culminate in the premiere of a new composition reflecting on the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2008 “Imagine …” and on Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Events 2008 programme theme “We Are All Immigrants”. Tickets £3 in advance available from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall www.liverpoolphil.com 0151 709 3789

3 Sisters on Hope Street
Everyman Theatre
Hope Street
25 January until 16 February

Hampstead Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present  3 SISTERS ON HOPE STREET by Diane Samuels and Tracy-Ann Oberman, after Chekhov.

Liverpool, 1946. A year after the sudden death of their father, sisters Gertie, May and Rita Lasky, in their once grand home on Hope Street, regularly welcome GIs and pilots from the nearby American base as they each continue their own search for meaning amidst the shattered remains of their city, in a rapidly changing world.

Combining warmth, poignancy and comedy, this vibrant take on Chekhov’s classic unites the talents of Diane Samuels (Kindertransport), and well-known television and theatre actress Tracy-Ann Oberman to create a powerful and witty new work.To book tickets please call 0151 709 4776 or go online to www.everymanplayhouse.com.

Yambi Africa
Kensington Junior School
26 January

Yambi Africa presents an evening of presentations relating to the Congelese Community in Liverpool and the UK followed by a variety show of drama, music, dance, storytelling poetry and Congelese food. The event will be fringed by a photgraphic and artistic exhibition that remembers African culture and the slave trade.

Music for the End of Time: Ensemble 10/10
St George’s Hall Concert Room
St George’s Hall
William Brown Street
26 January

Composed in 1940 while Messiaen was interned in a German prison camp, the Quartet (scored for clarinet, violin, cello and piano) is one of last century’s defining chamber works; it is an exploration of the idea of the Apocalypse, by turns terrifying, serene and otherworldly.

Walk of Faiths
Hope Street
27 January

Merseyside Council of Faiths will be holding a Walk of Faiths leading to the Liverpool Philharmonic on 27 January. This event welcomes all but is particularly interested in inviting young people to take part.

For more information please contact Merseyside Council of Faiths via email: mcf@merseysidenetworkforchange.org or telephone: 0151 702 6976.

Bent [18]
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1
31 January

Introduced by playwright Martin Sherman.
Director Sean Mathias UK 1997 108 mins.
Starring Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, Ian McKellan, Mick Jagger, Jude Law.

Martin Sherman, author of the play Bent, introduces this screening of the film version of his play at the Outsiders Film Festival to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. For more information go to: www.outsiders2008.com.


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