Activity type: Public activity
Organisation name: 6 million+ Charitable Trust
Dewsbury Town Hall
Wakefield Old Road
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
On Tuesday 28th January 2020, the We Stand Together commemorative event will be taking place in Dewsbury Town Hall, organised by 6 million+ Charitable Trust. The event will start with a performance from the ‘6 Weeping Sisters’ with music, which will be outside the Town Hall from 6.30pm. During the past few months, local people, including refugees, have been helping to design and make a 12ft figure of a German mother of the 1930s who is mourning the death of her disabled child, remembering that the first victims of mass murder under the Nazi regime were disabled children. This figure will be joined by the other five Weeping Sisters made in previous years by community groups working with 6 million+ Charitable Trust and supported by Creative Scene in Dewsbury. They represent Jewish, Kurdish, Bosnian, Roma and Burundian women.
At 7pm the commemoration event inside Dewsbury Town Hall, attended by the Deputy Mayor of Kirklees Cllr Nigel Patrick, will feature contributions from Liesel Carter, survivor of the Holocaust with children from Flockton School, a performance of Messages from Home from refugees and friends, songs from the Makaton Choir of Ravenshall School, Out of the Shadows, a film by Shabang Inclusive Learning and following the lighting of candles by representatives of faith and community groups, the Jewish Song of Mourning sung by Rudi Leavor. Refreshments from a variety of cultures will be available.
This year, 6 million+ Charitable Trust is pleased to be working in partnership with Creative Scene, Dewsbury, Kirklees Council and the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre, based at the University of Huddersfield.