Act 47 Southwark Cathedral, London

Act 47  with Class 4 of The Cathedral Primary School of St.Saviour and St.Mary Overy 
1.30pm, Tuesday 13 November  2012, 
The Nave, Southwark CathedralLondon Bridge, London SE1 9DA

Presented by Beaconsfield in association with The Cathedral Primary School and Southwark Cathedral
November- December 2012 Programme

 Act 47

Article 1 Nii
Article 2 Lola 
Article 3 Vanessa
Article 4 William 
Article 5 Kiran
Article 5 Nancy French
Article 6 Eleanor
Article 7 Aisa
Article 8 Musa
Article 9 Imtyiaz
Article 10 Monica
Article 11 Gabriel
Article 12 Oísin, English and Irish
Article 13 Jack and Naliah
Article 14 Marko
Article 15 Musa Mandinka
Article 15 Mimi Italian
Article 16 Nancy, Tianna, William and Mimi
Article 17 Ashleigh
Article 18 Shakirah
Article 19 Vanessa and Jack
Article 20 Eleanor
Article 21 Leon
Article 22 Monica
Article 23 Tullia
Article 24 Araya
Article 24 Tianna Jamaican Patois
Article 35 Nicole
Article 26 Renee
Article 26 Jed
Article 27 Faber
Article 27 Ayisat
Article 28 Ayisat
Article 29 Shakirah, Lola and Renee
Article 30 Teddy

The Children of Class 4 are between 8 and 9 years old. They chose, learned and recited Articles from the UN’s Plain English version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These are some of their reflections on taking part.


Many Thanks To
Holly Deacon, Class 4 Teacher, Timmy Ahern, Class 4 Assistant and all the Children of Class 4 who chose , learned and recited their Articles with such grace, commitment and dignity
Naomi Siderfin, Lily Davies and all at Beaconsfield,

Head Teacher, Mrs Filiz Scott,
Deputy Head and Rights Respecting School Co-ordinator, Mr Stephen Scott,
Sub-Dean and Canon Pastor, Canon Bruce Saunders,
Head Verger, Paul Timms,
Resonance fm for lending us cables,
Michael Umney for soundrecording

The Cathedral Primary School has a Rights Respecting School Award from UNICEF
We were the first school in the borough to achieve this award from UNICEF. It is a very special award and in working towards it,
it transformed the school and has had a great impact on teaching and learning and children’s attitudes to each other and the other children around the world. Because of it our children are increasingly active in playing their part in shaping the world.View our School Charter on the new RRS Blog‘ www.cathedralprimaryschool.com/about-the-school/achievements/

Act 47 developed from Beaconsfield’s longstanding relationship with the Anniversary – an act of memory project.  This began with the first presentation of the solo performance rightsrepeated — an act of memory in Hayley Newman’s Woodshed in the exhibition Chronic Epoch  at Beaconsfield, 2005 and the publication of the limited edition poster rightsrepeatedDecember 2005. On 13.09.2010 Beaconsfield and Jason Bowman presented Act 13, an extraordinary recitation in 17 languages by 58 artists, and in association with Live Art Development Agency, Beaconsfield hosted the launch of the double dvd  acts of memory 2005-2010  in June 2011.

* the rightsrepeated poster can be ordered from Beaconsfield
acts of memory 2005-2010 selected video and stills from solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations 2005-2010
 is a Double DVD published by Live Art Development Agency  and available from Unbound 

photograph: Bernard G Mills  

8 Responses to “ Act 47 Southwark Cathedral, London ”

  1. Tullia on 30/11/2012 at 21:59

    I felt worried,shy,happy and overjoyed about the whole thing. It was scary at first but after i started i felt calm and then when i did it and sat down i felt proud of my self and of all of use that we had just be the youngest group of children to do the act of memory,

  2. monica on 19/11/2012 at 13:17

    Thank you for your thoughts and thanks to you all Class 4 for being so brave. I know you were nervous and scared but you each overcame it in your own way and spoke your words – your rights- so well.

  3. Mimi on 19/11/2012 at 10:44

    Thankyou for helping us practise our lines.You have really taught us a lot about
    rights.

    Mimi Article 15 and 16

  4. teddy and william on 19/11/2012 at 10:32

    we loved the cathedral and we all got a sticker off of miss oguz i hope i do it thanks monica

  5. Lola on 19/11/2012 at 10:30

    I felt really scared at first and when I came up to the mic I felt more terrified than ever but when I got to the middle of it I felt calm and happy.

  6. Oisin on 19/11/2012 at 10:30

    Thank you for helping us be so succsessful in our performance.

    Oisin Article 12 English And Irish

  7. Vanessa on 19/11/2012 at 10:29

    Thank you Monica for this lovely day. I really enjoyed it.It was scary going up to the front and saying my article.I want to do it aganin.Thank you so much.It was brilliant working with you.

  8. musa on 19/11/2012 at 10:28

    it was so nice to do some thing like that