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Play, Sun 27 Jan 2019, free entry

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019


Civic Remembrance Event

On Holocaust Memorial Day, we commemorate the millions who were murdered in the Holocaust, and in subsequent genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur, in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Torn from Home’.

The Lord Mayor will open this year’s Civic Remembrance Event, which will include a keynote speech by Appolinaire Kageruka, survivor of the Rwandan genocide, to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide.

Playhouse Youth, a cross-age and inclusive company from Leeds Playhouse, will perform a piece called ‘The Library’, presenting tales from real people affected by the Holocaust. A choir will perform a rendition of Kolot Hazichoron - Voices of Hope.

There will be a reading of the seven statements of commitments with candle lighting, by representatives of different groups persecuted including Holocaust survivors, people with additional needs, the LGBT* community, and Remembering Srebrenica. The event will close with a traditional Hebrew memorial prayer sung by the President of Bradford Synagogue, Rudi Leavor, BEM.

Free and open to all, no booking required.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 27 Jan 2019 14:00 to 00:00


Free entry



    Arts Development


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



    See location of Leeds Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality