arthur+martha is delighted to announce the launch of our experimental poetry project Eyebright, a nationwide schools collaboration commissioned by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January 2010.
Eyebright uses visual poetry to challenge the discrimination and prejudice which can lead, stage by stage, to genocide. A teachers’ pack can be found at http://education.hmd.org.uk/resources/eyebright
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, arthur+martha and New Vic Borderlines worked with teachers and students in Bacup and Rawtenstall, Evesham, Stoke on Trent, Glasgow, Deal, Kirkintilloch and Delamere Forest to pilot Eyebright. Professor Robert Sheppard has supplied an essay for a supplementary part of the project scheduled to be launched for the anniversary of the liberation of Bergen Belsen on April 15th.
An online legacy for Eyebright will be curated by arthur+martha. http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur-and-martha/
Photo Photo courtesy of New Vic Borderlines http://www.newvictheatre.org.uk/v3_5w/events/holocaust.html