Holocaust Memorial Day January 2020 - 75 Flame Art Project

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.  In commemoration of this landmark anniversary Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is launching an exciting new project for organisations and community groups around the country to take part in.  Groups can participate in the project by creating artworks featuring a memorial flame image, marking 75 years since the end of the Holocaust.  To find out more about HMD, visit www.hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/

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(wire sculpture)                                                                (hand print flame in HMD colours)

County Durham Involvement

It is proposed to create art flame images around the County.  We are calling on local primary schools, secondary schools and colleges, as well as engaging with community groups and faith groups, to take part in this countywide and national event.

How to get involved

Your memorial flame can be made of any material or use any artistic technique. You could use painting, collage, drawing, photography, graphic design, needlework or sculpture. Send us a photograph of the individual piece (s) of art work, you can send as many as you wish or select a few pieces. Images need to be sent as jpeg files at the highest resolution. These images will then form part of a larger collage, which will be on display in Durham Cathedral as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day service, then on display at venues around the County at future events.

For further details, or if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Claire Holt, 03000 268018, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31st October 2019.

Submission pieces need to be completed and sent by 20th December 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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