Anniversary - an act of memory 

Solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A performance series in 60 acts

An Invitation to Take Part

Globe Gallery is delighted to be hosting the 52nd performance of Monica Ross's Anniversary - an act of memory.

The 52nd Performance will take place on International Women’s Day, Friday 8th March at 8pm

The performance consists of Monica and members of the public each reciting from memory an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Participation is open to all, and articles can be recited in any language including sign language.

To take part, please read over the declaration here or in BSL here, or in 403 other languages here. then email with the number of the article you wish to recite which will be displayed here.

All are welcome as audience members, please spread the word. Book your place by emailing

Performace will be accompanied by British Sign Language(BSL) interpreters.

Are you passionate about Human Rights?

Globe Gallery is inviting people from across  the North East to take part in a collective recitation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with artist Monica Ross. Take this chance to learn a small part of the Declaration and recite it in public, in your own language, as part of this unique performance. Everyone is welcome and the aim is that the recitation will fully reflect the many voices and languages of North East communities, including Sign Language.

You don't have to be a performer or an actor - this is about ordinary people demonstrating that they care about human rights. The emphasis is not on perfect recall, but on the attempt to remember and the difficulty of fulfilling the Declaration’s call to keep it ‘constantly in mind,’ especially when under pressure.

The UDHR is the world’s most translated document and can be downloaded in over 403 languages from

Anniversary — an act of memory is a performance series focused on the importance of everyone knowing about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Monica Ross began by memorising the entire UDHR and reciting it, from memory, to mark the 60th anniversary of the UDHR in 2008. Her aim is to carry out 60 performances by herself and with other people across the UK. So far over 50 performances have taken place in settings as diverse as The House of Commons, art galleries, libraries, festivals, universities and even an opera, with hundreds of co-recitors of all ages and backgrounds memorising and publicly reciting articles of significance to them in over 40 languages.

You can find out more about the project on the website, youtube channel and facebook: