Riverbank Academy release first Coventry Echo

  • 8th July, 2019

Hate Is No Solution is the result of an artistic residency from Melissa Daly of Open Theatre at Riverbank Academy, which puts the testimony of Holocaust Survivor Gabor Lacko at the centre of the Echo.

The Echo is the response from the students to the testimony of Holocaust Survivor Gabor Lacko

Assisting Riverbank Academy students and their artist in residence Melissa Daly of Open Theatre, River Rea Film’s Mathew Beckett directed the film and Jed Codwell edited, helping bring the Echo to life. Jeremy Clay’s ’13th Echo’ was used as original music, a piece created for Echo Eternal and originally used during our commemorative Horizons evening in January.

Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project delivered in schools for children of all ages, inspired by the testimony of British survivors of the Holocaust. The testimony was captured by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation – UKHMF. The project is underpinned by CORE Education Trust’s track record in bringing together diverse communities in a collaborative context, in this case with a common focus of Holocaust memorial and genocide awareness. This focus is supported by the creation of collaborative civic alliances between schools with different social and cultural characteristics.