Thu 10 Jan 2013
Lakeside Theatre is proud to be hosting and supporting a programme of events for Holocaust Memorial Week 2013.
Since 2007 the University of Essex has marked Holocaust Memorial with a series of events taking place during the week that leads up to or includes 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops.
The main theme of this year’s programme is the Arts and the Holocaust. Questions that we expect to explore in the course of the week include how the Arts can represent the unrepresentable that is the Holocaust, whether the Arts can help us understand the nature of the Holocaust, and if there is any form of art that is better suited for these tasks than others.
East 15 Acting School’s Andrea Brooks gives an introduction to the main theme of Holocaust Memorial Week 2013.
Dr Nina Fischer, University of Konstanz, Germany will talk about Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost: In Search of Six of Six Million; part memoir, reportage, mystery, and scholarly detective work.
The London Klezmer Quartet present an exuberant recital of the celebratory and soulful music of pre-war Jewish Eastern Europe, offering an introduction to each piece and sharing personal insights.
Schools across Essex and Suffolk present their entries in the form of readings, art, film, poetry, performance and music, culminating in the award of the 2013 Dora Love Prize.
Panel discussion with Antony Penrose, Lee Miller Archives, artist Robert Priseman, and composer Bill Smith, The Life and Death Orchestra. Chaired by Professor Rainer Schulze, the event explores what can art do to enhance our understanding of the Holocaust today.
An evening of short performances and video screenings relating to the Holocaust and how we view people today who are different to us. Following the performance there will a Ceremony of Light on Square 5, to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Claude Lanzmann’s powerful remembrance of the Holocaust, with testimonies from survivors, witnesses and perpetrators. A unique opportunity to see the film in its 9½-hour entirety.
Artist in residence Martha Haversham will be creating a participatory artwork that evolves and changes through the week. Watch out for more details online.
To book free events call: 01206 872400 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For paid events, contact Lakeside box office: 01206 873 261 / www.lakesidetheatre.org.uk