Stamford Shoestring Theatre are partnering with Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community (PLJC) for their production of Kindertransport, and will be supporting a project in the Lake District, "B's Buttons", to build an unusual memorial to the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.
The brainchild of a Year 10 student from Windermere, who was moved when she learnt that hundreds of boys freed from the concentration camps at the end of the war were brought to Troutbeck, between Windermere & Ambleside, before being rehoused. She came up with the idea of a memorial based on 1½ million buttons, 1 for each child murdered in the Holocaust. The memorial will be completed in roughly 2 years’ time and a call has gone out around the country for people to send in their spare buttons.
So, if you have any buttons spare, please bring them to the collection point in the Stamford Arts Centre Box Office during the show run or if you can't make that contact PLJC on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project organisers are also considering publishing a book on B's Buttons so if anyone has an interesting story behind a particular button, write it on a card or slip of paper (legibly!) and attach the button to it.