News and Events Archive


Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Talk with the United Nations

Presentation with Ike Alterman and Eleanor Green to the U.S. Midwest through Illinois Holocaust Museum and PBS TV Broadcast

BAFTA nomination BANFF festival nomination and broadcasters ward nomination for ‘The Windermere Children’ film

Antiques Road Show appearance with Theresienstadt Ghetto money


The Windermere Children Film and Documentary

Important Book Release: Rock the Cradle by Marie Paneth

After the War – From Auschwitz to Ambleside


BBC 4 – Digging for Britain – Archaeological dig featured.

Ike Alterman in conversation with Trevor Avery.

Archaeology in the Lake District 2019 – LDNPA Rheged Conference – From Troutbeck Bridge to Treblinka.

Mala Tribich in conversation with Trevor Avery.

Archaeological dig at former site of Calgarth Estate.

Site visit to the filming of ‘The Windermere Children’.

Great Place, Lakes and Dales Award grant for digital workshops.

Invitation to visit to Prague & Theresienstadt and  the iconic recreation of the photograph of the child Holocaust Survivors taken in August 1945.

Flight Engineer Norman Shepherd reunited with child Holocaust Survivors at 45 Aid Society Reunion.

Arts Council England award – Above and Below the Holocaust Landscape.

Meeting with Tony Robinson at the former Ethel Hedley Hospital, now Calgarth Park.

Meeting with Flight Engineer Norman Shepherd.

Awards for All grant – Reach over the Wall.

Heritage Lottery Fund Grant – From Troutbeck Bridge to Treblinka – Archaeological Survey & Dig.

Sam & Robbie Gontarz in conversation with Trevor Avery – Windermere School.

Preview Invitation – Miroslaw Balka, White Cube London.

Holocaust Memorial Day – Westminster, London.


25 November
Sam Gontarz in conversation with Trevor Avery.

21 November
Knighthood for Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE – one of the child Holocaust Survivors who stayed in the Lake District in 1945.

1 November
Open Country – BBC Radio 4.

31 October
The Lakes with Paul Rose BBC2 – including interviews with Arek Hersh and Trevor Avery, Director of the Lake District Holocaust Project.

11 October 
Visit from the Presenter and Producer Helen Mark and Nicola Humphries to record ‘Open Country‘, BBC Radio 4, ‘The Windermere Boys‘ and included conversations with Trevor Avery, Sam Laskier, Ike Alterman and Kevin Coulter.

25/28 September
Presented Awards to the Winners of the Alfred Huberman Writing Award 2018.

13 August
‘Who Do You Think You Are’, BBC One with Robert (Judge) Rinder.

17 July
Commemorative Jewish Culture Event, Windermere and Hawkshead.

16 July
Interview BBC Radio Cumbria.

12 July
Arek & Jean Hersh in conversation with students, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.

10 July
Preview ‘The Lakes with Paul Rose’.

28 June
Visit by MA students, Department of Holocaust Studies, University of London.

7 May
45 Aid Society 73rd Reunion, London.

12 April
Yom Hashoah Manchester, with Sam Laskier, Sam Gontarz and families.

14 February
Visit by ‘Who Do You Think You Are’  to record a conversation with Robert (Judge) Rinder and Trevor Avery.

13 February
Heritage Lottery Fund Conference, Carlisle.

2 February
Visit by 100 students, Chetwynde School, Barrow-in Furness.

30 January
Talk by Trevor Avery to the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle.

27 January
First ‘Button Count’ The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.

26 January
Holocaust Memorial Day event, St Annes Hebrew Congregation, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.

24 January
Holocaust Memorial Day event at Cumbria County Council, Carlisle with Arek & Jean Hersh.


5 – 8 September
Visit by Miroslaw Balka and Preview Exhibition ‘yromem’.

19 July
Presentation of Alfred Huberman Writing Awards.

17 July
Visit by Ulverston Primary School.

11 July
Paul Rose BBC, visiting the Lakes School to film ‘The Lake District with Paul Rose’ and interview with Trevor Avery, Director Lake District Holocaust Project and Arek Hersh.

6 July
Opening of ‘Hidden Threads’ exhibition – Heather Belcher.

23 – 24 June
Preview ‘In Harmony’.

30 May
Opening of ‘In Harmony’ exhibition – Arza Helfgott.

17 May
Visit to Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester with Heather Belcher.

1 May
72nd Reunion ’45 Aid Society’, London.

7 April
Opening of ‘The Auschwitz Dandelion’ exhibition.

31 March
Visit by Barrow Furness Academy.

27 January
Holocaust Memorial Day, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.


4 – 8 October
Visit to Warsaw: Miroslaw Balka’s studios and Treblinka.

8 September
Preview ‘Breath Becomes Air’ exhibition – Ian Walton.

27 July
Trevor Avery, Director of LDHP, recieves a British Empire Medal for Services to Heritage.

10 – 12 July
Visit to Fraunhofer Institute, University of Munster & Dr Dirk Pruefer.

Preview ‘The Memory Quilt – 45 Aid Society.

22 May
Visit to Menorrah Synagogue, Manchester

2 May
71st Reunion 45 Aid Society.

12 April
Visit to Holocaust Survivors Centre, London.

24 February
Visit to Alfred Huberman home and workshop, Brighton.

4 February
Visit by Barrow Furness Academy.

27 January
Holocaust Memorial Day – Launch of Alfred Huberman Writing Award at The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.


8 December
Visit to Jewish Museum London and meeting with Holocaust Commission.

13 August
Reunion of Holocaust Survivors in Windermere to commemorate the 70th Anniversary
Guests included the Survivors and their families, Sir Eric Pickles, Cumbria County Council & South Lakes District Council Councillors, and invited guests.

13 August
Preview & Opening of ‘Nacht und Nebel’ and ‘Towards the Light’ – Miroslaw Balka
Preview & Opening of ‘Flowers of Auschwitz’ – Trevor Avery & Rose Smith.

14 August
Planting & Commemoration of Oak Tree by Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE at The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge.

23 – 25 July
Site Visit by Miroslaw Balka.

20 June
Preview & Opening of ‘Digging for Diamonds : From Calgarth to Windermere‘.

8 – 12 June
Planting of commemorative garden by primary school students.

20 – 24 April
Visit to Auschwitz, Auschwitz-Birkenau & Rajsko.

27 January
Holocaust Memorial Day – Service at Birdcage, Kendal
Piano Recital with film – Anthony Hewitt, Town Hall Kendal.

27 January
Publication of the Government’s Holocaust Commission Report – referencing The Lake District Holocaust Project.

13 January
Visit by Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE, to present the Holocaust Memorial Candle designed by Anish Kapoor.


16 July
Attended the ceremony for an Honorary Fellowship for Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE at the University of Cumbria, Carlisle.

Music performance by Local Schools in Library Gardens, Windermere – Organised by Music Links.

‘Portraits of Posterity’ exhibition, Windermere.

5 May
Consultation event and gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Wembley London to discuss future memorialisation of the Holocaust.

‘Flight from Prague’ exhibition, Windermere.

Consultation event organised by Holocaust Commission, IWM North, Manchester.

March – May
Submission of material to the Holocaust Commission.

27 January
Launch of Holocaust Commission by David Cameron.

Service at the Bird Cage, Kendal, commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day

Exhibition Town Hall Kendal.


The Story of the Swastika‘ – ITV.

Opening and Preview ‘The Paradise Route’, Exhibition.

Opening and Preview with talk by Sir Ben Helfgott, MBE – the ‘Janusz Korczak’ exhibition.

Mala Tribich, Holocaust Survivor arrives for a tour of the Lake District.

Susan Stein from New York gives a performance of ‘Etty’ at Settlebeck School, Sedbergh.

LDHP Exhibition at 68th Reunion – 45 Aid Society – London.