Alison Flanagan Wood is Arts Development Officer for Newcastle City Council Arts Team, who provided grants for more than eight community/voluntary groups across Newcastle to organise Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activities. These included exhibitions, film screenings, a play, lectures and a music and arts festival.
Mark Woodward is an English Teacher at Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, a Secondary School in Blackburn. His students marked HMD 2019 by completing the Postcard Project and writing poems based on the theme: Torn from home, which they read out in assemblies.
On 25 January 2019, more than 100 people from the local community attended a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony hosted at Bradford City Hall.
Thousands of events took place around the UK to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2018. See how three different groups marked HMD 2018.
Building on their first Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event in 2016, for HMD 2017 the RBS Jewish Society organised a bigger commemorative event based on the HMD 2017 theme: How can life go on?
Warwickshire Pride were inspired to hold their first Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event on 27 January 2017 at Central Hall in Coventry. They teamed up with nearby friends Coventry Pride to host an evening of talks and performances to mark HMD and to remember the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution, with specific reference to LGBT+ victims.
The National Assembly for Wales’ Cross-Party Group for Gypsies and Travellers led a vigil on the steps of the Senedd on Thursday 26 January 2017. The Cross-Party Group was supported by South East Wales Racial Equality Council (SEWREC), Bridges, Travelling Ahead, Romani Culture and Arts Company, Unity Project and Gypsy/Travellers from across Wales.
Holocaust Memorial Group Hartlepool was founded in 2014 and is supported by Hartlepool Borough Council Youth Services. HMG Hartlepool is made up of twelve young people aged 13-19 who work hard all year round to educate themselves and raise awareness amongst their peers about the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
Year 6 pupils from Lansdowne Primary School, Cardiff led the schools’ Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony from the band stand in the city’s Victoria Park. The event was opened by two of the pupils who introduced the relevance and importance of Holocaust Memorial Day to their classmates and around 60 members of the public.
For many years Hastings Borough Council have supported a Holocaust Memorial Day Service, which takes place at St Mary-in-the Castle, Hastings. A former Church, the venue was converted into an arts centre in 1998 and now hosts a wide variety of performances and events.