12 Holocaust survivors’ stories gifted to young people are beautifully and sensitively interpreted and re-told through artistic echoes. Horizons brings these echoes together into a celebratory performance of theatre, music and dance to shine a light of civic optimism through the darkness of hate, prejudice and extremism. Inspired by survivor testimony, powerful and poignant messages are expressed by young people from across the city and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
We dedicate this commemorative performance and exhibition to the 12 extraordinary people to whom our echoes honour, with sincere thanks to the 12 schools, their Headteachers, staff, students and their families. We are also indebted to the wonderful new friends we’ve met along the way, not least Tim Kiddell CE who had the original vision for the project; Natasha Kaplinsky OBE for inspiring the approach; Ruth-Anne Lenga for her gracious support, wisdom and kindness; Professor Julian Lloyd Webber and Richard Shrewsbury for taking the project to new levels; and Claire Marshall for making all the ideas come to life.