Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

Remembering the victims of persecution

Various dates in January

Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

There are a number of events in Lancaster in January and February to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, which is on 27 January. Below you will find full details of all the events, for more information please contact Liz Neat on or phone 07947 484727.

Kurt Schwitters - His Journeys and Life in The Lake District

8-27 January - Dukes Gallery, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

This exhibition about the artist, poet, composer and author Kurt Schwitters covers his journey from Germany to the Lake District via Norway and the Isle of Man and the art he made in this period. Main open hours are 6-10pm, gallery is sometimes open in the day, please call 01524 598500 to check availability.

The opening reception on Tuesday 7 January at 6.30pm will include a showing of the short film about the Hungarian childhood of Lancaster academic and potter Stephen Breuer "Living Through The Holocaust" with an introduction about the film.

Exploring the Journeys of Strangers and Neighbours

19 January at 12noon - Jewish Rooms, Lancaster University

A journey of exploration beginning with a bagel brunch welcome at the Jewish Rooms and then to the Maritime Museum to learn about Lancaster's role in the slave trade and finally to the new mosque on Dallas Road, hosted by the Imam.

Everyone is welcome for the whole journey or to join for just part of the tour. Please contact Robbie Smith at for further details.

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

23 January at 6.30pm - Lancaster Town Hall

A candlelight commemoration in the Garden of Remembrance for those targeted during the Holocaust followed by events in the Town Hall. The theme of this year’s event is Journeys and will include music written and performed by young people from More Music’s projects.

Havdalah and Culture Sharing

25 January at 6.30pm - Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster

Join us for 'Havdalah' - which marks the end of the Jewish Sabbath and a culture share on the theme of 'Journeys'

Please contact Robbie Smith at for further details

Interfaith Service: Stories of Journeys, Strangers and Neighbours

26 January at 6.30pm - Priory Church, Lancaster

Using music, stories and prayers from a variety of faith traditions, this service will take us on a journey together, both literally around the interior of this beautiful place of worship, and also spiritually as we reflect on each others' experiences of journeys.

Please contact Revd Dr Joel Love at for more details.

Exhibition: 'Traces' by Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, UCLAN

27 January - 16 February (main open hours 6pm-10pm, gallery may be open at other times, please call 01524 598500 to check before visiting)

Six printmakers explore this year's Holocaust Memorial Day theme of 'Journeys'.

Traces Opening Reception Monday 27 January 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Film: Orchestra of Exiles

29 January at 6.30pm - Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

The story of the four year odyssey of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, culminating in the founding of the orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic.

What's more?

Learn more about Holocaust Memorial Day at their website

Events organised by Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community working in partnership with Faith in Lancaster, More Music, The Dukes, Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council and Lancaster Priory Church to remember the Holocaust.