Due to a successful grant from Newcastle City Council we are creating a new version of Peace Procession, inspired by real stories, as part of Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2019.
We are asking if anyone has any memories or stories either about themselves, loved ones or family experiences that are relevant to the theme of ‘Torn from Home.’
We recognise the sensitivity of sharing these stories and so would like to offer a calm, safe place, with refreshments, to share them, or, where appropriate to visit a home, centre, or meeting place where the stories can be shared, using an artistic exchange.
We hope this new work will create:
- A thought-provoking, engaging and accessible performance that new participants and audiences will join in with and feel part of
- A quality piece of performance work that is well crafted, created and presented and respects the stories and themes that are central to the work
- New audiences to engage with Peace Procession Performance Part 2 and to gather feedback which demonstrates a shift in thinking about the themes and our responsibilities towards each other in our lives today.
Through presenting Peace Process-ion2 in areas in the city including Walker and Throckley we want to:
- Enhance understanding and increase awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides and their victims, particularly amongst children and young people
- Encourage appropriate opposition to the behaviours and attitudes that characterise discrimination and victimisation of all kinds, and the Holocaust and other genocides in particular.
- Recognise and celebrate the courage and suffering of survivors and what we can continue to learn from them today.
- October/November 2018: Collecting stories including from those in later years and refugee families.
- December 2018: Devise the performance, inspired by the stories, with actors, musicians and our Young Artists Collective.
- January 2019: Rehearse and perform Peace Process-ion2.
- Performance date: Wednesday 30 January, drop in between 12pm and 2pm (performances last for 15 minutes and will be taking place on a rolling basis), Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge St West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX. Free, no booking required.
For more information please contact Claire Webster Saaremets, Artistic Director of Skimstone Arts, on 0780367065 or email@example.com.
We’d love to hear from you.