An evening of words, music and dance with this year’s theme One Day, which explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.
A selection of poignant, moving and inspiring performances, including spoken word, poetry, traditional songs, music and dance, from diverse communities including Derby’s Jewish, Ukrainian, Gypsy, Armenian, Iranian and Bosnian groups, plus contributions from local schools.
This years’ keynote speaker is Dr Larissa Allwork, Associate Professor in History & Impact at the University of Derby. Larissa will be talking about one day in the extraordinary life of Jack Kagan (1929-2016). Kagan survived the Holocaust with the Jewish Bielski partisan resistance group in the Naliboki forest. The story of the Bielski partisans has been immortalised in the film Defiance (2008) starring Daniel Craig. Kagan also rebuilt his life in Britain after the war and became an important advocate for Holocaust education and remembrance nationally and internationally.
Admission is FREE but strictly limited; please book in advance through QUAD Box Office.