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Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in Lancaster and Morecambe

More Music, Lancaster Priory Church and Lancaster City Council are working together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the annual event which gives an opportunity to remember all those whose lives were destroyed by the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and the subsequent genocides.

This is a time to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own - it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.

More Music’s Music Leader Leroy Lupton, along with Pete Moser will bring together music, songs, prayers and reflections for Lancaster’s online observance of the occasion, which will be on Thursday 28th January at 6.30pm.This year they are privileged to be joined by Malcolm Thomas, Mayor of Lancaster, Erica Lewis leader of the city council and Cat Smith MP. 

Lancaster City Council will mark the international day of commemoration, 27th January by lighting up Lancaster Town Hall and Ashton Memorial in purple, the HMD colour.

Full details can be found at moremusic.org.uk.

 

Kathryn MacDonald, organiser and Director of More Music said, “This year we will be physically separated, but we especially need to come together to reflect, learn about the past and take action to create a safer future.”

During the week you can mark Holocaust Memorial Day by joining in one of the following:

 

Sun 24 Jan | 6.30pm

Lancaster Priory Church will live stream a short service of Evening Prayer.

lancasterpriory.org

Mon 25 Jan | 7pm

Living Through the Holocaust, a film about the memories of Stephen Breuer, Lancaster based Holocaust survivor. The film, which raises awareness and provokes reflection, will be shown via a watch party on More Music’s Facebook page.

facebook.com/More.Music1 

Tue 26 Jan | 6pm

Stand Up to Racism national Holocaust Memorial Day event which underlines the importance of opposing antisemitism and fascism, especially during the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis.

facebook.com/StandUTR 

Wed 27 Jan | 7pm - 8pm

The UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 ceremony will be streamed online at 7pm.

hmd.org.uk/uk-holocaust-memorial-day-2021-ceremony/ 

Wed 27 Jan | 8pm

Light the Darkness - Light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January 2021 (if you are able to do so safely) to remember those who were murdered for who they were and stand against prejudice and hatred today.

Thu 28 Jan | 6.30pm

More Music’s Live Zoom event hosted by Pete Moser. 

moremusic.org.uk

 

To find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day visit www.hmd.org.uk 

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