15th – 25th January 2014
‘Journeys’, is an Exhibition for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) by children and young people from Leicester Schools. The Leicester HMD Committee have organised the exhibition in conjunction with the Schools Development Support Agency (SDSA) and Leicester Council of Faiths.
The Exhibition is open during our Chapel Café opening times, 10.00-4.00 Monday to Friday, and 10.00-3.00 on Saturdays. Scroll down to find out more!
Ruth Joy, our Arts and Spirituality worker commented, “We are really pleased to host such a fantastic and meaningful exhibition here at Bishop Street Methodist Church. The wide variety of media and different ways the theme has been interpreted results in work which is both eye-catching and thought provoking.”
The young people, from junior schools up to sixth-forms, were invited to interpret the Holocaust theme through the title ‘Journeys’, which is this year’s theme for the HMD Trust nationally. Tony Nelson, Chair of the Leicester HMD Committee said: “We wanted to give Leicester children and young people an opportunity to think about the Journeys we all take in our lives and how they think about war, hatred and exclusion. We hope that the art exhibition will give young people of different ages an insight into understanding these issues and will help prompt discussions around the theme”
Juliet Martin from SDSA explains, “We’re fortunate here in the UK; we are not at risk of genocide. However, discrimination has not ended, nor has the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and HMD is an opportunity to continue this process.”
Thank you to Robin Stevenson for providing the words for this post.
The exhibition is on display in Art at the Chapel exhibition space at Bishop Street Methodist Church until Saturday January 25th. The Artwork will then be used elsewhere in Leicester or back in the schools for Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday January 27th.
Below are some photographs taken at the opening night.