Wednesday, 1 February 2012

MP brings Lidice debate to Parliament

Big thanks to Rob Flello, Labour MP for Stoke on Trent South, for bringing the story of Lidice to UK Parliament on Monday.

Read Rob's full speech now

Launch of Lidice Project marks Holocaust Memorial Day

The Lidice Project, a joint initiative between Art Venue CIC, Staffordshire University & Stoke on Trent City Council, was launched as part of Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 2012.

Alan and Cheryl Gerrard joined university Vice Chancellor Michael Gunn and Lord Mayor Terry Follows to launch the partnership as part of the days commemorative events, which also included readings by local school children and a talk by Hifsa Iqbal MBE on the Holocaust and modern genocide.

Video articles, photos and more information can be found by following the below links:

Lord Mayor Terry Follows, Alan & Cheryl Gerrard & Prof Michael Gunn celebrate the launch of The Lidice Project

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Lidice Lives in Stoke on Trent!

Check out this great Sentinel article on the International Children's Art Competition prize giving ceremony held in Stoke-on-Trent last night.
It was my pleasure and an honour to have been there - fantastic night thanks to all those involved!

Lidice Links inspire pupils' arty entries

Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent, Alan and Cheryl Gerrard and the Deputy Czech Ambassador at last night's Art Venue CIC event

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Oxfam is 69!

It is the 69th Anniversary of Oxfam!
Find out why the SOFTys do what they do by having a look at this slideshow....
Oxfam statistics slideshow

Lidice Shall Live - 69th Anniversary

Tomorrow it's 69 years since Sir Barnett Stross launched the campaign to rebuild Lidice, supported by the working communities of Stoke-on-Trent. Defiant determination and selflessness during the most austere of times ultimately paid off as the village wiped off the face of the earth by the Nazis was rebuilt due to the actions and fundraising efforts of ordinary Stoke-on-Trent people. September 6th 1942 is a date, and Sir Barnett Stross an MP, all Stoke-on-Trent people can feel justifiably proud about.
The launch of the "Lidice Shall Live" campaign as reported by Movietone at the time. The launch took place barely three months after the atrocity in Lidice. ...