Tuesday 27 January 2015, 7.30pm
London Jewish Cultural Centre
94-96 North End Road
London NW11 7SX
Tickets: £15 pre-booked, £18 on the day
Box office: 020 8457 5000
Book online at www.ljcc.org.uk
The philosopher Adorno stated that the only response to such an earth shattering event is silence, yet we somehow need to commemorate it and attempt to understand it.
To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, we are privileged to welcome Polish-born Helena Kaut-Howson, a child Holocaust survivor, her son Nicholas, a musician with the BBC Philharmonic, and Dame Janet Suzman.
Helena’s moving account of her recent trip to the Ukraine to retrace her mother’s footsteps, including the former Gestapo prison where she was held for five months, will be accompanied by music played by Nicholas on viola, and Dame Janet Suzman who will read extracts from Helena’s mother’s diary.
Internationally acclaimed theatre and opera director Helena Kaut-Howson was born in Poland, and trained at the Polish Academy of Theatre in Warsaw and RADA in London. She has worked extensively in the UK and Poland, as well as the USA, Canada, Israel, Ireland and Japan. She has directed over 100 theatre and opera productions, also venturing into television. Several of her productions won prestigious awards in the UK and abroad. From 1992 to 1995 Helena was artistic director of Theatr Clwyd, Wales. Her vision and adventurous policy raised the profile of that theatre to an international league and attracted many major artists, including Sir Anthony Hopkins and Julie Christie.
Currently working as a freelance director she divides her time between the UK and Poland. Helena’s work featured in several radio programmes and in a 60 minute BBC documentary Breaking the Mold. Parallel with her professional career, Helena pursues her commitment to the training of actors by regularly teaching at LAMDA and RADA where she is an Associate.
Information taken from this website: http://www.polishculture.org.uk/events/news/article/memories-from-the-ukraine-2510.html