A unique Christmas Experience
Sat 16th and Fri 22nd Dec 2017
7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
St. Andrew’s Art Centre
Sea Shanties and Carolls
The Arts Society Gravesend
Lee Miller Lecture
Tuesday 9th January 2018
10.30 for 11.00 am
Thursdays from 4-6pm
starting in the 11th Jan 2018
St. Andrews Arts Centre Gravesend.
2018 Inspiral Night Walking
A festival of nocturnal walking, offers 4 days of curated walks, art, talks and
exploration across North Kent
5th, 6th & 7th May 11am–5pm
(Closes 4pm on 7th May)
St Andrews Arts Centre
North Kent Embroiderers Guild handed over a completed quilt of red crosses to project area co-ordinator Lucy Horner from Francis Iles.
Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis.
Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form.
Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed.
Most were murdered within 1-2 hours.
An international project to remember these victims started by Jeanne Hewell-Chambers set out to create 70,273 fabric blocks each with a red cross – one for each victim.
Our quilt remembers 104 victims.
The quilt will be displayed, alongside others from this area, in Rochester Cathedral in January.
It is hoped that all the quilts will be displayed in one of the concentration camps before being shipped to America where quilts from all over the world will be displayed together.
Visit our website for more details – north kent embroiderers
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