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Free film screenings offered as part of Holocaust commemorations

Free film screenings are being offered to the public as part of Northumberland’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations.
Organised by Northumberland County Council in partnership with the FUSE Cinema in Prudhoe, where the free screenings will take place on Tue 29 and Wed 30 Jan.
The films, which have been specially chosen for the event, are all set in World War II and include the multi Oscar-winning Life is Beautiful, starring Roberto Benigni; The Book Thief and Escape from Sobibor.
The timings are:
Tues 29 Jan
1pm: Life is Beautiful (PG)
7.30pm: The Book Thief (12A)
Wed 30 Jan
1pm: Life is Beautiful (PG)
7.30pm: Escape from Sobibor (15)
Tickets for the special screenings are bookable at
The screenings are part of the council’s week-long commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day, which starts on Thurs 24th Jan with an event at County Hall, Morpeth.
Members of the public are invited to join the council at the special event starting at 3.45pm with the raising of Holocaust Memorial Day flag. It will be followed by a commemoration event in the council chamber at County Hall from 4pm.
The event, focused on the theme "Torn from home," will feature poems and readings from young people from Voices Making Choices, as well as a presentation from refugees who have made their home in Northumberland.
The council has also been running an art competition open to anyone in the county, also focused on the “Torn from home” theme. The winners of this competition will be announced at the event in Morpeth
Cllr Bernard Pidcock, who is leading the Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations at the council, said: “This year we have tried to make the commemorations accessible to a wider audience by hosting a variety of different events. It is important that we continue to tell the message behind the Holocaust Memorial Day, which is still so relevant today.
“It is the first time we have hosted special film screenings and we hope that these will be well supported and will be thought-provoking for the audience. We also hope that members of the public will join us at the event in Morpeth which will offer people a moment of reflection as well as a chance to hear some the stories of people from our own communities.”
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