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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

From Holocaust to Living Hope

Sylvia and Ralph Barnes have lived in Milford on Sea for almost six years, and having run a Creative Arts Christian Ministry for the last 19 years they are now arranging a very usual way to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in 2016.

There is a real risk in putting on such a thought provoking event, which is believed to be a first for Milford and the New Forest area.

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From Holocaust to Living Hope is an afternoon presentation in song, dance, music, drama and the spoken word in commemoration of the Holocaust and other victims of terror.

The afternoon will comprise of a series of creative cameos designed to thoughtfully re-kindle awareness of the Holocaust and the plight of other victims of violence, and persecution happening in the world today. The event is not intended to be full of gloom and negativity but rather to draw together a number of creative strands that produce a timely heart statement that is not just reflective of the past but of the times we live in.

From Holocaust to Living Hope takes place on Saturday 30th January 2016 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Milford on Sea Community Centre.

Xalt has been an itinerant Ministry who have organised workshops, worship events and conferences locally and nationally. They have had the privilege of supporting local churches, worked with Ministers and Pastors from many denominations and hosted speakers from around the world.

Six years ago Brian Nicol an artist from London brought Sylvia and Ralph's attention examples of his very moving charcoal drawings of the Holocaust. This has led them organise an event where these could be seen and have the desired impact.

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The Creative Team include Artists, Musicians, Poets, Drama Actors, Dancers, and International Speaker Barry Barnett who lives in London near Golders Green. He has worked with Youth With a Mission, ministering to needy children and is now on the staff of Jews for Jesus. He also enjoys acting and directing plays.

Carl Woodward is a freelance Theatre practitioner, an Associate Lecturer at the University of Chichester and Vice Chair of the Bournemouth and Poole HMD Committee, he will be directing a short drama entitled “Don’t Stand By”

There will be no charge for the event an offering will be taken to help with costs. Additional revenue will be donated to Springs of Hope a charity supporting victims of terror.

Places are limited. Tickets can be obtained (from 5th January 2016)
at The Village News 74 High Street Milford SO41 0QD
or: by email - or Tel (from 1st December 2015): 07934 163155 - Please let us know your name and number of tickets required, you can then pick them up on the door. 

(Note: Under 12’s at parent’s discretion as images from the concentration camps will be shown.)

For further information please contact:

Sylvia and Ralph Barnes
Tel: 07934 163155

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