Open Theatre has been honoured to work with James Brindley Academy during the Echo Eternal Project.

Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project being delivered in 12 schools across Birmingham, inspired by the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust.

James Brindley pupils, along with students from the other 11 schools, will be sharing the final results of the project live at Town Hall on January 28th. We’d love to see you there.

The testimonies were captured by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation for their archives which will form part of the new memorial. Dovedale has been gifted the testimony of Harry Spiro, a Polish Jew who survived Buchenwald and Theresienstadt Concentration camps, and who has been living in the UK since 1944. Working with Jake Jarvis, artist in residence at James Brindley and BecauseWeCanCanCan member, pupils have created pieces of non-verbal drama and art in response to Harry’s story.

Book Tickets for the Live Performance

The performance comprises some amazing collaborative art pieces and moving drama pieces based on the theme of identity and entirely led by the pupils’ responses to Harry’s story.

This is our Echo.

This is “Who We Are”