Update: Somerset House have cancelled all public events until at least 12 April 2020.
Arrivals + Departures is a public artwork by artist duo YARA + DAVINA about birth, death and the journey in between. People are invited to share the names of those who have arrived and departed, on live boards, as a way to acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate.
Integral to the work is a series of free events – birth and death cafes, death mindfulness practice, instruction manuals for when you die, death euphemism bingo, and a last dance disco – inviting people to sing, laugh, dance and maybe cry, through collective moments of figuring out how to better celebrate new life, grieve, live well and prepare for the end.
Names can be submitted in real time at the Arrivals + Departures boards and online at www.arrivalsanddepartures.net.
Arrivals + Departures is touring from early April 2020 and can be seen at the following locations:
3 - 26 April Somerset House, London (Update: Somerset House have cancelled all public events until at least 12 April 2020)
2 - 11 May Brighton Festival (cancelled)
14 - 24 May Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich (cancelled)
17 – 26 July IF: Milton Keynes International Festival
2 - 6 September Freedom Festival, Hull
Produced by Artsadmin. Supported by Without Walls. Co-commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust (Hull) and Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Artsadmin with support from Create To Connect > Create to Impact through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Publicly funded through Arts Council England. Development supported by the IN SITU platform in the frame of ACT project co-funded through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.