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.
Prisoners from Magilligan Prison, County Londonderry, developed Empty Spaces, an exhibition for schools based in 1940s Nissen huts in the prison.
Young people took the lead on a full programme of drama and music for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in Rotherham. The event was organised as a collaboration between Rotherham Early Help (Rotherham Borough Council), the Hudderfield-based CHOL Theatre arts company, and MyPlace/YMCA community centre.
The Dora Love Prize was created in 2012 in memory of Dora Love, a Holocaust survivor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the Holocaust and the attitudes that made the Holocaust possible.
Commemorative events took place in the dramatic setting of St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, as part of North Tyneside Council’s programme to mark HMD 2016.
Every year, Bournemouth and Poole HMD Committee organise a civic event. In 2016, 700 people attended the moving event at Bournemouth International Centre - the largest event in the region.
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?
Blackwood Library, in Caerphilly, launched monthly Great Library Bake Off Meetings in September 2015.