Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Holocaust Memorial Day events taking place through January

A series of events are taking place throughout January in Lancaster to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place on 27th January.

On Sunday 19th January from 12 noon, a journey around Lancaster entitled ‘Exploring The Journeys Of Strangers And Neighbours’ starts with a bagel brunch in the Jewish Rooms at Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre and then moves on to the Maritime Museum to find out more about Lancaster’s role in the slave trade.

The journey will finish at the new mosque on Dallas Road, hosted by the Imam with an invitation to observe the late afternoon prayer session. Everyone is welcome for the whole journey or to join for just part of the tour.
Please contact Robbie Smith at robbie.rob.smith1@gmail.com for further details.

On Thursday 23rd January from 6.30pm, a candlelight commemoration will take place at Lancaster Town Hall in the Garden of Remembrance followed by events in the Town Hall, which will feature live music from young people from More Music.

On Saturday 25th January from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, all are welcome to come to Friends Meeting House in Lancaster for Havdalah, which marks the end of the Jewish Sabbath, and to take part in a culture share on the theme of ‘Journeys’.
Please contact Robbie Smith at robbie.rob.smith1@gmail.com for further details.

On Sunday 26th January from 6.30pm, an interfaith service will take place at the Priory Church in Lancaster using music, stories and prayers from a variety of faith traditions to reflect on experiences of journeys.  Please contact Revd Dr Joel Love at priorycurate@gmail.com for more details.

On Wednesday 29th January from 6.30pm, the film Orchestra of Exiles will be shown at the Dukes in Lancaster, which tells 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. More information can be found at http://www.dukes-lancaster.org/film/orchestra-exiles

• You can find out more details online of all events in Lancaster commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day at www.moremusic.org.uk/hmd-2014. For more information, please contact Liz Neat on lizn@ncbi.org.uk or call 07947 484727

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