Author: Alan Gerrard

I am the Co-Director of Theartbay Gallery and Fine Art Publishing—a community-focused exhibition space functioning in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, UK. A trustee on today’s Staffordshire-based Lidice Lives organisation, I have co-operated on bilateral projects with friends and colleagues in Lidice and the wider Czechia for 12 years in the name of cultural awareness and understanding. I began working in the pottery industry in the 1980s, before changing vocation in 1990. I am fully experienced and conversant in the fields of teaching, economics, and governance; and have recently published the book The Path to Lidice, the respective stories of the Lidice Shall Live and Lidice Lives campaigns.

Crewe Trades and Borough Councils Support Lidice…Crewe Trades and Borough Councils Support Lidice…

The campaign was realised when The Exhibition of Czecho-Slovakian Friendship opened at the Prudential Buildings on Monday the 9th of October 1944 by a Czechoslovak Army Captain, in the presence of Dr Victor Fischl, the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, an associate of Jan Masaryk, and a company of Czech

Formal Inauguration of the First Lidice Shall Live Committee…Formal Inauguration of the First Lidice Shall Live Committee…

The inaugural Lidice Shall Live Committee was formally constituted in Stoke-on-Trent in early October 1942 and comprised a mix of elected representatives, miners' delegates, and members of the Czecho-Slovak - British Friendship Club, Rotary Club, North Staffordshire Architectural Society and influential members of the public...

Launching Lidice Shall Live – an account:Launching Lidice Shall Live – an account:

Reporting about the launch of the Lidice Shall Live movement the day before, the Stoke-on-Trent Evening Sentinel wrote: The Victoria Hall has been the scene of many noteworthy gatherings and many famous people have spoken from its platform. But never has the hall held an assembly so remarkable in its significance...