The art of remembering – Council calls on pupils to create a memorial flame for Holocaust Memorial Day
Schools are being asked to submit work based on the image of a memorial flame which will be displayed in the Council’s offices in Trinity Road, Cirencester for a week from January 27th 2020.
The exhibition will support a campaign run by The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust entitled Stand Together, where organisations and communities are being encouraged to create their own memorial flames, 75 of which will be displayed in a national exhibition to mark the 75 years since the end of the holocaust. https://www.hmd.org.uk/take-part-in-holocaust-memorial-day/holocaust-memorial-day-2020/75-memorial-flames/
Councillor Jenny Forde said: “It is vital that the lessons of the Holocaust and all subsequent genocides are not forgotten. Only by sharing these dark chapters of our history with the younger generation can we seek to prevent such atrocities from happening again. It is therefore only right that Cotswold District Council joins many others throughout the UK to support and promote understanding and co-operation amongst our communities, for Holocaust Memorial Day.
“We are looking for works in any medium, paintings, sculptures, textiles – whatever the pupil wants and we are really hoping our schools will get behind this idea and help us to put on an excellent exhibition.”