Act 39 The New Schoolhouse Gallery,York

Act 39 was presented at The New Schoolhouse GalleryYork at 6pm on Friday 20 January and followed on Saturday 21 January with an In Conversation between Roddy Hunter, Monica Ross and Robert Teed. Planned as a solo recitation, at the last minute Helen Turner and Tom Shinn contributed Article 3 and Article 4 respectively in English from memory. Act 39 launched the Allowed Voices exhibition, part of Speak Up, Speak Out, the City of York’s Holocaust Memorial Programme 2012 Speak Up, Speak Out is the The Holocaust Memorial Trust’s theme for 2012

Act 39 was presented by Paula Jackson and Robert Teed of The New Schoolhouse Gallery with the support of York City Council, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York and Hotel du Vin

Many thanks to: Helen Turner and Tom Shinn; everyone who came to the performance, including the Sheriff and the Honourable Lord Mayor of York and their partners; York City Council; University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights; Hotel du Vin for their generous hospitality; Paula Jackson and Robert Teed ; Roddy Hunter for his thoughtful and challenging frame for  the Conversation and also thanks to Roddy for discovering the 1988 UN poster of the UDHR in York’s second hand emporium, the Banana Warehouse, and setting us off on the trail to find it.

For more info please contact: Robert Teed, The New Schoolhouse Gallery, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW 01904) 653603 mail@schoolhousegallery.co.uk
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Act 39 Monica Ross, in the Allowed Voices Exhibition 20.01.2012, standing in front of Portaits for Posterity by Mark Whittle and  The Defender’s Voice by Paula Jackson and Robert Teed
Roddy Hunter and Monica Ross, In Conversation 21.02.2012, photographs: Bernard G Mills

The framed copy of the UDHR poster above was published by the UN, New York 1977 and was reportedly disposed of during a move of premises by York Library. From there it found its way to the Banana Warehouse, York, where it was spotted by Roddy Hunter.  Following a subsequent search by Monica Ross, Michelle Hirschhorn and Bernard G Mills, it was brought down from the emporium’s storerooms and photographed in situ by Bernard G Mills 21.01.12