Created by CORE Education Trust, Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project. The project was originally inspired by British Holocaust survivors’ testimonies recorded with Natasha Kaplinsky OBE in 2015 and 2016 on behalf of UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation.
The project brings together diverse communities in a collaborative context, using a common focus of Holocaust memorial and genocide awareness, also including testimony from the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
This focus is supported by the creation of artistic responses from and civic alliances between schools and partner organisations, with different social and cultural characteristics. https://echoeternal.uk/
Participant schools and organisations work with artists or via an art medium to develop an artistic response to survivor testimony. We call the art pieces Echoes (Holocaust). Examples can be found here https://echoeternal.uk/explore-the-project/echoes/
Echo Eternal: Horizons Festival
Every January, as part of the national Holocaust Memorial Day events, we produce the Echo Eternal: Horizons Festival. Participating schools and organisations, from across England, come together to collectively showcase their echoes, either through exhibition or performance, all artwork is inspired by their survivor testimony.
Echo Eternal: Horizons 2023 (16-27th January 2023)
For more information please visit https://echoeternal.uk/year-2023/horizons-festival-2023/
Education and Learning Resources
Each school is encouraged to consider applying to become a UCL Beacon School and to secure accreditation as a Refugee Welcome School from the NASUWT.
We have also developed Key Stage 3 learning resources, which direct social and emotional learning via survivor testimony. These can be downloaded here https://echoeternal.uk/learning-resources/ (scroll to the bottom of the page).