Manchester Jewish Museum

We remember them in verbs

In partnership with the Imperial War Museum we are relaunching our Creative Activists project, which allows young individuals to find and tell lesser-heard stories from the Holocaust through art and activism. Our Creative Activists are a group of young people seeking to create powerful acts of sharing and connection with our local communities to help make a positive difference in the world. They will be working with us as part of Imperial War Museum’s Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme, to explore creative ways of commemorating the Holocaust and connecting these stories with our local communities.

You can learn more about the Creative Activists here:


Here’s what you can expect:

This summer we will organise a number of drop in workshops that are using textiles, music, food, and performance to explore and share lesser-heard stories from different people in Manchester.

Our first workshop will be on Wednesday, June 29 and it will involve baking challah bread (no experience is necessary).

You’ll be working with our staff, including our museum curator Alex, to gain skills in collecting stories and doing interviews. You’ll also be working with different artists – musicians, textile artists, writers, theatre makers to develop skills for an end project – a special event we will organise for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023.

If you have any questions about the Creative Activists project please e-mail Dara at

This project is aimed at 16-25 year olds, but you can be a little older!



In this session we will be working with our curator, Alex, who will do an introduction to carrying out interviews and share her best practices with the participants. The project's main theme is about sharing lesser heard stories, memories and experiences so by collecting new stories from different people in Manchester we can explore topics that haven't been properly looked into before and shine a light on important social issues.