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Holocaust Memorial Week 2013

Thu 10 Jan 2013

Holocaust Memorial Week 2013: Arts and the Holocaust

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.

Monday 21 January

Twilight Zone Café: ‘The opposite of art is indifference’ – How can the Arts respond to the Holocaust?

Love Bistro@The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester
6.30pm-8.00pm
Free

East 15 Acting School’s Andrea Brooks gives an introduction to the main theme of Holocaust Memorial Week 2013.

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Tuesday 22 January

Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) Open Seminar

LTB 10, University of Essex
5.00pm-6.30pm
Free

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.

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London Klezmer Quartet: Klezmer – A Living Tradition

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
8.00pm-9.30pm
£5/8
Lakeside box office: 01206 873 261 / Book Tickets

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.

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Wednesday 23 January

Dora Love Prize 2013: Building Bridges – Fostering Future

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
7.30pm-9.30pm
Free

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.

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Thursday 24 January

Can there be Art about Auschwitz?

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
7.30pm-9.30pm
Free

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.

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Friday 25 January

Being ‘Other’ – The Holocaust on Stage

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
7.30pm-9.00pm
£5/8 – Lakeside box office: 01206 873 261 / Book Tickets

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.

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Saturday 26 January

Film screening: Shoah

LTB 10, University of Essex
9.30am-9.00pm (with breaks)
Free

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.

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Sunday 27 January

Holocaust Memorial Day

All week

Wo ist das Vögelchen? (Watch the birdie!)

Artist in residence Martha Haversham will be creating a participatory artwork that evolves and changes through the week. Watch out for more details online.

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Booking

To book free events call: 01206 872400 or e-mail: events@essex.ac.uk.

For paid events, contact Lakeside box office: 01206 873 261 / www.lakesidetheatre.org.uk

 

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