6 Million+

National Network
United Kingdom
Address

c/o 8 Bankfield Terrace
Armitage Bridge
Huddersfield
HD4 7PE
United Kingdom

Telephone
+44 (0)7947897062
E-Mail
kim.strickson@6millionplus.org
E-Mail (2)
chris.squire@6millionplus.org
E-Mail (3)
brian.cross@6millionplus.org
Organisation Type
Other
Year of Establishment
2014
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Heritage
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Media
  7. Youth and education
General Information
6 Million+ Charitable Trust A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered in England and Wales Registration number: 1157073 Patrons Iby Knill Michael Morpurgo The Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York Lemn Sissay Board of Trustees Brian Cross (Chair) Tim Thornton (University of Huddersfield) Hillary Haigh Chris Squire Nigel Grizzard Michael Sharpe Neil West Mashuda Shaikh Adam Strickson Project Team Kim Strickson (Project Director) Antonia Stowe (Lead Artist) Adam Strickson Chris Squire Currently Fundraising for the Memorial Sculpture and Creative Learning Programme Currently planning a range of Holocaust Memorial Day events 2016
Mission and Objectives

To create a public memorial sculpture
A permanent, public sculpture in Huddersfield commemorating the Jews and other minorities(1) killed in the Holocaust, and continuing genocides(2).
With a connected programme of information, education and live events, exploring the connections between the Holocaust and the experience of persecuted minorities in the world today, especially those people who seek sanctuary in our community.
Note1: Other Minorities: The Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), the disabled, homosexuals, trade unionists, conscientious objectors, Jehovah’s Witnesses, opponents of the Nazi regime and the destitute.
Note 2: Genocide: The deliberate extermination of a minority. Genocides since World War II have taken place in countries including Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Iraq.

Main Projects / Activities

The Story of 6 million+
In 2005, we initiated a project to collect over 6 million buttons to illustrate the industrial scale of the Holocaust and other genocides. The public collection began in West Yorkshire, but word soon spread and many of the buttons were collected regionally, nationally and even internationally. Leeds based artist Antonia Stowe was commissioned to design the installation for Huddersfield Art Gallery. 6 million+ had a huge impact on visitors and toured nationally for the next five years to places including Ripon Cathedral and Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London.
The project has involved thousands of young people, community groups and individuals in the process of collecting buttons and thinking about genocide and discrimination. The installation included a film featuring conversations between Holocaust survivors and asylum seekers and poetry written in response to their experiences.

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Contact (1) Full Name
Kim Strickson
Job Title
Project Director
Head of the organisation
Brian Cross
Contact (2) Full Name
Chris Squire
Job Title (2)
Trustee