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.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st January 2021, 2:56 pm
More Music, Lancaster Priory Church and Lancaster City Council are working together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

This is an annual event which gives an opportunity to remember all those whose lives were destroyed by the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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 January 28 at 6.30pm.

This year they are privileged to be joined by Lancaster mayor Malcolm Thomas, city council leader Erica Lewis and Cat Smith MP.

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

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 at 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 at 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. Go to facebook.com/StandUTR

Wed 27 Jan | 7pm - 8pm

The UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 ceremony will be streamed online at 7pm at 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 January 27 (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 at moremusic.org.uk

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

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