Hold Them Close

  • Sunday 1 December 2019 - Sunday 26 January 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • FREE
  • Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Road
    West Yorkshire
    WF12 8DJ


The Weeping Sisters are made by 6 million+ and local people for Holocaust Memorial Day anniversary processions.

This year, we are welcoming 6 million+ back to Brigantia to make a figure that represents a German mother. The figure will carry a locket with the silhouette of her child in it, remembering that the first victims of the Nazi Holocaust were children with disabilities.

Led by experienced artists and costume designers, there are eight sessions from 1 December – 25 January to make the figures. You will work with clay, paper, bamboo structures and fabric, as well as meet people from different backgrounds.

Although the subject matter is serious, the workshops are friendly, welcoming and suitable for all artistic abilities.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Dates and times

Sunday 1 December, 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 8 December, 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 15 December, 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 22 December, 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 5 January, 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 11 January, 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 19 January, 2 – 4.30pm

Sunday 26 January, 2 – 4.30pm (dress rehearsal for the event)



If you would like to attend, please book a place with Kim Strickson from 6 million+ (kim.strickson@6millionplus.org / 07812 782082).


getting here

Brigantia is located on the 5th floor of Empire House on Wakefield Old Road in Dewsbury Town Centre. Empire House is the building above the Post Office, just next to the town hall. Someone will be located at the entrance of the building to send you in the right direction on the day.


Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House
Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Road
West Yorkshire
WF12 8DJ


12/01/2019 - 26/01/2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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