Echo Eternal Horizons Festival 2021 - 7th to 29th January

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This year’s Horizons festival theme followed that of Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: 'Be the light in the darkness', and it inspired us to grow the festival in new ways. We worked across 5 areas, expanding geographically, from Birmingham and Coventry to include North Warwickshire, Liverpool and London. We also expanded beyond schools to work with community and youth partners.

Together we created a 23-day festival. The first 19 days focussed on 19 testimonies and the individuals who gifted them. All led by different partners who each made a pledge to ‘Be the light in the darkness’ and to take action. On Day 20, the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, we came together to share our annual Horizons production – this time to be experienced digitally. The festival closed with three days of reflection, starting on Holocaust Memorial Day at Sunrise, launching Echo Eternal Horizons Festival 2021 Exhibition, and 2 closing symposium workshops.

Watch the Horizons 2021 online broadcast below.

Scroll down past the video for the full festival calendar - with further links to all campaign activity, which ran from 7th to 29th January 2021.

Watch Horizons 2021 broadcast below

Scroll through the Horizons 2021 Programme below - use the magnifying glass icon to zoom in on individual pages, or the full screen option to view the whole programme in a seperate window.

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Echo Eternal was originally inspired by 112 British survivors of the Holocaust who shared their testimony with the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation in 2015.

When we launched the project in 2018, we vowed to keep the words of those survivors alive forever through artistic echo’s. For the 2021 festival hundreds of young people have collaborated with great care and profound respect. They have been moved to feel compassion, found humility in the gift of testimony and have used their artistry to pay tribute to the many powerful stories of survival and resilience.

The theme this year followed that of Holocaust Memorial Day: 'Be the light in the darkness', and it inspired us to grow the festival in new ways. We worked across 5 areas expanding geographically from Birmingham and Coventry to now include North Warwickshire, Liverpool and London. We also expanded beyond schools to work with community and youth partners.

Together we created a 23 day festival. The first 19 days focussed on 19 testimonies and the individuals who gifted them. All led by a different partner who made a pledge on how they will ‘Be the light in the darkness’ and take action as part of that pledge. On Day 20 and on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, we came together to share our annual Horizons production – this time to be experienced digitally. The festival then closed with three days of reflection, starting on Holocaust Memorial Day at Sunrise, through to closing symposium workshops.

The festival is online to ensure that we can continue to share our work with a wider audience. This website will stay as a legacy of work to be returned to and shared. 

We are excited to share this experience with you and encourage you to digitally connect and be inspired to make your own pledge of action.

Festival calendar - January 2021
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