Hold them close

Help to make figures of a woman and child for a commemorative event

These are giant figures, called Weeping Sisters, made by local people for Holocaust Memorial Day anniversary processions during 2017 – 2019, to remember the Holocaust and genocides around the world experienced by people living in Kirklees.

This year we are making figures that represent a German mother and her disabled child, remembering that the first victims of the Nazi Holocaust were children with disabilities.

Young people with additional needs and their families are involved this year. Would you like to take part, working with an artist and costume designer? We are interested in working with a variety of people from many cultures.

There are 8 sessions from 1 December – 25 January to make the figures, taking place at Brigantia, in the centre of Dewsbury. If you would enjoy working with clay, paper, bamboo structures and fabric and getting to know new people, please book a place with :
Kim Strickson from 6 million+ Charitable Trust kim.strickson@6millionplus.org
07812 782082
to let us know you are coming.
Bring a friend. Supervised children over 8yrs welcome.

What will happen?
The subject matter is serious, but the process is friendly and welcoming. It is a great way of spending time with friends, learning new skills, as well as meeting people from many backgrounds. People with existing skills and those who want to learn are equally welcome. Our experienced artists will make the workshops exciting.

We share food and drink together too.

Location :
Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Old Rd, Dewsbury, WF12 8DJ

Sunday 1 December 2 – 4.30pm
Sunday 8 December 2 – 4.30pm
Sunday 15 December 2 – 4.30pm
Sunday 22 December 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 4 January 2 – 4.30pm
Sunday 11 January 2 – 4.30pm
Sunday 18 January 2 – 4.30pm
Sunday 25 January 2 – 4.30pm Rehearsal for event
6.15pm Outdoor performance with giant figures outside Dewsbury Town Hall
7.15pm Indoor event and candle lighting, Dewsbury Town Hall