To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day FOLIO Sutton Coldfield, Echo Eternal and Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall are delighted to announce a collaborative response, as part of Horizons Festival, to this year’s theme: ‘Be the Light in the Darkness”.
On Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2021, between 6pm and 8pm, a key historic landmark in Sutton Coldfield, the clock tower at the Town Hall will be lit up with testimony and images of Holocaust survivor Agnes Kaposi. The clock tower will physically be a light in the darkness, with the installation providing opportunities to learn about and reflect upon the Holocaust.
FOLIO Sutton Coldfield recently established a new and on-going relationship with Agnes enabling Sutton residents to learn more about her experiences and to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to act and stand up to hatred and intolerance, as well as learning about the Holocaust and other genocides which have happened since, including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. Following workshops and an interview with Agnes earlier this month, FOLIO, Echo Eternal and the Town Hall Trust, with the support of Birmingham City Council and Play and Learn Nursery (who have provided electricity and a space to safely project the installation onto the clock tower), have come together to create a very public commemorative act, designed in conjunction with Agnes Kaposi.
**Due to current Coronavirus restrictions, please join us in commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day today by witnessing this installation from the safety of your own home**; the projection will be live streamed here on our Facebook page and a film recording made available afterwards.
Photo: Mike Wade