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OPUS Theatre rehearse for Holocaust Memorial Day event and candle lighting

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OPUS, the Long Road Level 3 Performing Arts Diploma theatre company, will be performing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday 25th January as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.

montageThe students have been rehearsing their work (photo above), which is based on the Holocaust Memorial Day theme Keep the Memory Alive. The company started off by working with Lore Robinson, who was a Kindertransport child (she came to live in Cambridge and studied at the Cambridge Girls’ High School – now Long Road Sixth Form College). The piece is based primarily on her memories of life in Germany as a Jewish child. It is an ensemble piece using physical theatre techniques, collaboratively created by the students and directed by Wendy Frost, course team leader.

AnishKapoor_copyright_JillianEdelstein_2012_zpsf9709296In addition, Long Road Sixth Form College is one of only 70 venues across the country which has been invited to take part in a special candle-lighting ceremony on Tuesday 27th January. The candle, which has been designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, will be lit by Mike Frankl, Chair of the Cambridge Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue.

Photo credits:

HMD Candle copyright Anish Kapoor 2014
Anish Kapoor copyright Jillian Edelstein 2012