Echo Eternal is a dynamic commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project for children and young people, inspired by the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust. The Echo Eternal pilot commences in Birmingham on Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 and will run for twelve months in twelve schools. The project will then pass to a new host city within the UK where it will continue to grow and evolve. Each city will work with partner organisations to create its own distinct “echo” which will ultimately be made available nationally via the new Holocaust Memorial and education centre.
City Academy are proud to be taking part in this project and to be the second school to have their artistic residency, fulfilled by Autin Dance Theatre.
On Wednesday 28th March 2018, our students performed their “echo” live to a specially invited audience. This performance was inspired by Holocaust survivor, Maurice Blik and is a response to his testimony.
This echo was once again captured by VYKA who are the film maker partner of the Echo Eternal Project and we are now proud to be able to share this video with you.echo. The film will ultimately form part of the archive which will be accessible at the new UKHMF Education Centre in London.
The Project continues with the 3rd and 4th residencies currently taking place at City Academy, Birmingham and King David Primary School.