12 Holocaust survivors’ stories gifted to young people, are beautifully and sensitively interpreted and re-told through artistic echoes. Horizons brings these echoes together into a celebratory performance of theatre, music and dance to shine a light of civic optimism through the darkness of hate, prejudice and extremism. Inspired by survivor testimony, powerful and poignant messages are expressed by young people from across the city and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Part of the Echo Eternal Festival 16-31 January 2018 www.echoeternal.org
Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project, that has seen schools gifted one of the 112 UK Holocaust survivor’s stories filmed by Natasha Kaplinsky for the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation. Launched in Birmingham on Holocaust Memorial Day January 2018, 14 schools have worked with artists to create ‘echoes’ to ensure that these stories are forever remembered. Echo Eternal will run for a further 2 years across the West Midlands before being launched in London Schools in 2021 ahead of the new national memorial being built in the gardens of parliament.