Chichester Festival Theatre will be lit in purple on Wednesday 27 January (from 6 – 11pm) to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day and its theme ‘Be the light in the darkness’, along with public buildings across the UK.
Households will also be encouraged to place lighted candles in their windows to remember those who were murdered for who they are and to stand against prejudice and hatred today.
Chichester Marks Holocaust Memorial Day (CMHMD) aims to provide education and training regarding the Holocaust and other genocides to promote human rights, religious and racial harmony, and equality and diversity to children, young people and the general public.
CMHMD’s programme of events in West Sussex, focused on Holocaust Memorial Day and other events throughout the year, includes films, talks, and musical or theatrical performances in Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre and other venues. Sir Michael Morpurgo’s powerful story The Mozart Question was due to be performed at CFT to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, but sadly isn’t able to take place due to the national lockdown.
To read more about Holocaust Memorial Day and #LightTheDarkness, visit https://www.hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/this-years-theme/