Specially trained artists prompt and shape creative responses from groups of young people in the Echo Eternal schools. These responses are crafted by the pupils with guidance from the artist. The final artistic expression is shared with various audiences as a tribute to the survivor.

River Rea Films and Vyka Ltd have created many of the film Echoes out of the artistic residencies in schools. River Rea Films is owned and operated by Mathew Beckett a Director, Filmmaker and Director of Photography. Vyka Ltd is a Birmingham based SME, managed by Paul Davies, specialising in the creation of digital tools and compelling television. They service the learning, cultural, heritage and communities sectors.

New Artists for 2022

Amerah Saleh is spoken word artist, workshop facilitator, project coordinator and outspoken human rights supporter. Amerah will be working with Rockwood Academy

Chris Roberts is an award winning musician, composer and workshop facilitator. Chris will be working with LIPA Primary School. 

Elizabeth “Zeddie” Lawal is a change maker, producer, facilitator and host. A firm believer in the power of creativity, tech, innovation, Doughnut Economics and social good! Elizabeth will be working with City Academy.

Jay Zorenti Nakhid an experienced facilitator and theatre director based in Bristol and currently the Resident Assistant Director at Tobacco Factory Theatres. Jay will be working with Jewellery Quarter Academy.

Kate Green is a Photographer and Film Maker who also specialises in participatory projects from birth to end of life and everyone in between. Kate will be working with Arena Academy.

Peter Wynne Willson is one of the most experienced and sought-after creators of Theatre for Young Audiences in the UK, Peter has written more than 40 plays for young people, and directed many more. Peter will be working with Selly Oak Trust.

Pippa Church is a Puppet Builder and Drama Facilitator from Coventry. Pippa will be working with President Kennedy Academy. Rachel Freeman has been a leading UK exponent of inclusive aerial and community dance for nearly two decades. Rachel will be working with Barr’s Hill School.

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