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Yara + Davina: Arrivals + Departures

Free event

Arrivals + Departures is a public artwork about birth, death and the journey in between, created by UK artist duo Yara + Davina.

Taking the recognisable form of an arrivals and departures board, the artwork displays names of people, submitted by the public, as a way of celebrating and commemorating a birth (an arrival) or a death (a departure).

Located in City Square, these nostalgic display boards capture the joy and sadness of any arrivals hall or departure lounge. Visitors and passers-by will be able to contribute names in-person to Festival Stewards or online from 10 July. 

A series of free events to accompany Arrivals + Departures will be announced soon.

Yara + Davina make social practice artwork, creating ambitious public artworks that respond to site, context and audience. Using formats such as jokes to mini golf and choirs and tattoo parlours, they root their works in the everyday, using a lightness of touch and humour to make works that are both poetic and universal

Read more: yaraanddavina.com

Arrivals + Departures will be in City Square from 10.30am - 5pm each day. No ticket or booking required, just come along and add a name to the Boards from Saturday 10 July.
Festival Stewards will be on hand to assist and guide you through the experience.

There is also an online workshop to accompany Arrvals + Departures: Find out about Birth Café on Sunday 11 July with Laura Godfrey-Isaacs here.

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