I See Their Shadows Everywhere

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The Zamosc Story comes to Loughborough
I CAN SEE THEIR SHADOWS EVERYWHERE...

This wonderful play came to Loughborough for the first national Holocaust Memorial Day. The play was written by Renata Choros from archived testiments and performed by her school theatre group from Zamosc in Poland. It is now being developed as a key resource for all schools in Britain in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust. It is hoped to publish the play with lesson plans and music for all British schools in October, ready for performance around the second Holocaust Memorial Day on 29th January 2002.

Having toured schools in Loughborough and Quorn and receiving public performances at the Polish Community Centre in Loughborough as well as in Zamosc itself, the play won the top award at the Chelm schools theatre Festival in March 2001. " The trip was made possible by the generosity of local sponsors and the Borough Council. Other expenses were met by the Twinning Association members or by accommodating the young people with others of their own age, and with local families who are of Polish descent or with members of the Association. The Association and schools ensured they had transport and meals. Rawlins Community College was the major educational partner in the venture, which also has the support of the Charnwood Arts and the Cultural Services Division of the Borough Council. Besides the public performance on Friday 2nd February 2001, the play was also performed for Rawlins Community College, Burleigh Community College and DeLisle RC Secondary School in Loughborough. The play was featured on BBC TV East Midlands Today on 31st January 2001.

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