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Brighton Festival 2021: Arrivals + Departures

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Multiple dates from Friday, April 30th, 2021 to Saturday, May 8th, 2021

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A public artwork about birth, death and the journey in between, created by artist duo YARA + DAVINA
Birth, death and the journey in between are the starting points for this interactive artwork that celebrates life and acknowledges its ending. Taking the form of a traditional arrivals and departures board, the installation by the artist duo YARA + DAVINA displays names submitted by members of the public as a way of celebrating and commemorating a birth (an arrival) or a death (a departure). The boards capture the joy and sadness of any arrivals hall or departure lounge, and provide a very timely platform to welcome new life, honour the living and recognise death, loss and collective grief, through the act of naming.

Visitors and passers-by can contribute names by asking a guide at the site in Pavilion Gardens or via on a phone/laptop anywhere in the world. Integral to the work is a specially designed programme of events, talks and workshops which invites the public to engage more deeply with the themes, including Birth Café, Death Café, and a panel discussion on the subject of redefining grief. More special events to be announced.

Price: Free event

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Pavilion Gardens
Royal Pavilion Grounds, New Rd

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The event runs from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on the following dates.
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