Who Holds the Torch?
The theme of light today does give hope for those who choose to speak out against racism and show kindness, alongside others who actively support those fleeing war and oppression, to be safe.
If you’d like to be involved please join our FREE workshops (open to all ages) on Wed 25th November 5 – 7.30 pm (sharing stories) and Wed 2nd December 5 -7.30 pm (making an anthem together). Link to Zoom meeting below!
Monkfish Productions in association with Skimstone Arts:
In the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, we welcome you to join us to spend some time exploring what it means to be a light in the darkness and how Newcastle has been and can be a place of hope and light in these difficult times.
In this workshop we will
– Talk about Holocaust Memorial Day, what it is and why it is so important
– Use some simple creative activities to explore this year’s themes of Be the Light in the Darkness
– Share our stories of hope and inspiration from Newcastle
Part of Newcastle City Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day Programme 2021.
Topic: Let This City Shine 1: Be The Light In The Darkness Online Workshop
Time: Nov 25, 2020 05:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85177578876?pwd=N2hoQ3ZiWlB1N01IalBrNER6T3pNUT09
Meeting ID: 851 7757 8876
Skimstone Arts in association with Monkfish Productions:
Following on from the stories we’ll have shared in the previous workshop, Skimstone Arts invites you to
– create a special Anthem that will form part of their ‘Who Hold The Torch?’. The Anthem will also be included in Let This City Shine film.
– be part of our radio broadcast and animated songbook, exploring what it means to be a light in the darkness and how Newcastle has been and can be a place of hope and light in these difficult times.
Part of Newcastle City Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day Programme 2021
Topic: Who Holds The Torch ? Anthem Radio broadcast and animated Songbook
Time: Dec 2, 2020 05:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time
Join Zoom Meeting: link will be available before the workshop
The original songs and stories, made with Skimstone musicians, Newcastle residents and including refugee families, young people and artists from around the world will celebrate those who have shone out in times of darkness.
“Their experiences hold lessons for all of us and it is vital that we listen to their experiences and become witnesses for them.” (HMD Trust 2021)
The works produced will be featured in a live radio broadcast on Skimstone Radio, presented by Kema Sikazwe and Claire Webster Saaremets, that celebrates songs and stories about being a light in the darkness, in times of war and for today’s world.
Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 12.30pm.
Link to Skimstone Radio will be available on our website www.skimstone.org.uk
Following the broadcast there will be podcasts available on our website.
See our animated songbook trailer online in January 2021, to see and hear snippets of the stories and lyrics created for the broadcast.