During WWI, 250,000 Belgian refugees lived, worked, and went to school in the UK. When the war ended, almost all left without a trace. Memories Flow Through Me… is inspired by their story and the examines the current situation of refugees around the world today.
The show is an outdoor pop-up performance, premiered at Cambridge Gardens in East Twickenham where many of the Belgians worked in the Pelabon Munitions Factory. The title comes from a 2014 poem written in tribute to the refugees by a local girl from Orleans Primary School; where many of the Belgian children went.
Commissioned by Richmond Upon Thames Arts Service
Supported by Arts Council England
Choreographer: Jennifer Irons
Dramaturg: Christian From
Designer: Rachel Mathewson
Music: Belgian Dance Organ (traditional)
Max Richter (recomposed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons)
Producer: Cintra Thorpe
Boat Services: Richmond Bridge Boat Houses