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Newcastle City Library. Holocaust Memorial Day: The Fragility of Freedom

January 23 @ 17:30 - 19:00

From Peter Sagar

You are invited to a special event to mark the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, on Tuesday 23rd January from 5.30 – 7.00pm at the Bewick Room on Floor 2 of the City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle NE1 8AX.

Please see here information from the Newcastle Holocaust Memorial Day booklet:

The Fragility of Freedom
Bewick Hall, City Library
23 January, 5.30pm | FREE

An exhibition and event which illustrate the fragility of freedom using recent examples of repression, persecution and genocide in Iran and Bosnia.

The exhibition, ‘Woman, Life, Freedom in Iran’ by Parisa Panahi, focusses on contemporary Iran and shows the ease with which freedom can be, and has been, withdrawn. Parisa Panahi will also speak at the event, where music, poetry and visual and verbal presentations will be used to explore the genocide in Bosnia in July 1995 and the uprising and repression in Iran in 2022. It will reflect on the response to those atrocities by the people of Newcastle, examine the welcome extended to those fleeing them by the people of the city, and celebrate the restitution of their freedoms.”

There will also be an examination of how people in Newcastle have struggled for their rights, and still do and music from Newcastle and Iran and poetry form Bosnia.


January 23
17:30 - 19:00


Bewick Hall
Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
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