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In Memoriam

Luke Jerram’s ceremonial art installation has been created as a memorial to those we have lost in the COVID-19 pandemic and to pay tribute to the NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so tirelessly to care for so many.   

Created from 120 bed sheets, In Memoriam is intended to be a symbol of local, national and international solidarity, creating a space for reflection, remembrance, and recognition for Worcester residents in Pitchcroft, Worcester and can be explored safely, whilst maintaining social distancing. 

(Photo by Sigrid Spinnox)

10-18 Oct 2020

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All Day

Free entry

Giving you peace of mind during your visit.

There is no prebooking required, and no capacity due to it being an outdoor installation. The memorial will be available at all times of the day. You are welcome to spend as much time as you wish amongst the flags, but be aware for after sunset Pitchcroft does not have lighting.

The installation can be seen from within the flags or from a distance so please help us to continue to be mindful of everyone and respect social distancing and others as you move through the space. In line with current COVID rules, please do not plan to attend in a group of more than 6.

Ground conditions can make it a little bit tougher to access, so please bear this in mind when visiting.

The artwork is non-interactive and you don’t need to touch it, but we know some children may play amongst the poles and we will have hand sanitiser available should you wish to use it. The poles may look fun to play on, but please encourage your children not to climb

We will have a member of our safety team on hand during your visit should you have any concerns.

(Photo by Sigrid Spinnox).

Take Part

We invite you to share your stories and memories on social media using #MemoriamArtwork or perhaps you may feel creative during your visit and wish to share what you create. 

We hope to share stories from NHS workers and their families and to make a video of the installation available digitally to allow those who cannot attend In Memoriam in person to be a part of the experience.

(Photo by Andi Sapey).

 

FAQs

Location

The Installation is located in the Pitchcroft, Worcester Racecourse, Worcester WR1 3EJ and can be seen from within the flags or from a distance. You are welcome to spend as much time as you wish amongst the flags, but be aware for after sunset Pitchcroft does not have lighting

Access

Pitchcroft is mainly grassy and flat, although there are some uneven areas. There is also a gravel trackway and paved footpath nearby that offer good views of the installation.

Booking

You can visit the installation for free. No prebooking required, and there is no capacity due to it being an outdoor installation. The memorial will be available at all times of the day. 

Do you have disabled parking?

Please use regular City Centre disabled parking as usual. More information can be found on Worcester City Council website.

Where are the nearest car parks?

There is no special event parking, please use City Centre car parks as usual. More information can be found on Worcester City Council website.

COVID-19

Signage will be installed at the flags to remind audiences to maintain social distancing whilst attending the installation. We respectfully ask that you don’t come in groups of more than 6 people in line with government guidance. We will have hand sanitiser available should you wish to use it and a member of our safety team on hand during your visit should you have any concerns.

About In Memoriam

In Memoriam is an artwork by Luke Jerram, commissioned by The Weston Arts + Health Weekender’ with support from Durham University and the Wellcome Trust.