On Thursday 15th February 2018, the students from Jewellery Quarter Academy put on an outstanding performance of their “echo” that they have been creating during their artistic residency at Stan’s Café.
It was witnessed by parents and fellow students as well as invited guest from both our partners and other participating schools. Also in the audience were students from City Academy who watched with great interest as they begin the process of preparing their own echo.
The students involved in the performance had a particularly challenging day as they not only had to do the performance twice in front of different audiences, but also had to spend many hours working with Vyka Studios to make sure the echo was captured on film so it can form part of the archive which will ultimately be made available nationally via the new Holocaust Memorial and education centre.
The echo is a response to the testimony of Holocaust Survivor Zigi Shipper, the testimony was gifted to them during in person by Zigi during a ceremony at the project launch in January. Throughout the performance the students used words from the testimony, and Zigi himself made a cameo appearance as a recording of his words in his own voice was incorporated.
Well done to everyone involved!