Broxtowe Borough Council created the peaceful space in Bramcote Park to site A striking statue created by Naomi Blake, herself a survivor of the holocaust. (Left), This art work acts as a focus for the Memorial event held annually on 27th January.
Stapleford Town Council is officially represented by the Town or Deputy Town Mayor at this Service, hosted by the Mayor of Broxtowe. However, the event is open to the public and many people join the Civic Party to show their respect.
This year the Holocaust Memorial Service is being held on Friday, 26th January 2018 at 11.00a.m. and all are welcome to attend.
Councillor Richard MacRae has approached Stapleford Town Council requesting that the Carnegie Centre be available from 2.00p.m.-4.00p.m. on Friday, 26th January 2018 to mark this Memorial with an event allowing individuals to meditate on this year’s theme ‘The Power of Words.’
Literature, donated by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, will be available for reading and meditation and if anyone attending would like to read out a Poem or a short-related article you would be most welcome to do so. If you would like to avail yourself of this opportunity please contact the Town Clerk by 20th January 2018, giving details of the piece of work you would wish to read, its length and confirming that there are no copyright issues relating to piece, as far as known. (Unfortunately, it will not be possible to play music due to copy-right and licensing issues.) This will allow for a programme to be created and hopefully meet individuals time restrictions.
This occasion will be hosted by the Town Mayor and light refreshments will be served throughout the two-hour interlude. It is envisaged that people will drop in and out throughout this period, hopefully opening up this initiative to a greater audience and enabling those unable to access the Service at Bramcote Park to be part of this National thought provoking event.