Echo Eternal Project
Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project being delivered in 12 schools across Birmingham, inspired by the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust.
The testimonies were captured by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation for their archives which will form part of the new memorial. Dovedale has been gifted the testimony of Harry Spiro, a Polish Jew who survived Buchenwald and Theresienstadt Concentration camps, and who has been living in the UK since 1944. Working with Jake Jarvis, our artist in residence, pupils have created pieces of non-verbal drama and art in response to Harry’s story. These ‘echoes’ have being documented in a short film that will form a permanent record of their responses and will become part of the archives in the new memorial.
The performance comprises some amazing collaborative art pieces and moving drama pieces based on the theme of identity and entirely led by the pupils’ responses to Harry’s story.
The coordinators of the Echo Eternal project will send out invitations soon!