Fri 28 - Mon 31 August
Duration: 3pm-8pm, 10.30am-8pm, 10.30am-8pm, 3pm-8pm
Type: Installation, Spectacle
No booking required – capacities will be managed
Luke Jerram’s ceremonial art installation has been created as a memorial to those we have lost in the COVID-19 pandemic. The artwork has also been made in tribute to the NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so tirelessly to care for so many.
Created from bed sheets, In Memoriam is intended to be an evocative symbol of local, national and international solidarity, presented a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a space for reflection, remembrance, and recognition.
As a thank you to NHS workers, GDIF will be presenting a daily programme of local performances specifically for the staff of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. This programme will also be available to everyone through live streaming and will include performances from Greenwich Dance as well as readings, reflections and performances.
Audience members are requested to respect the fact that this installation is a memorial for quiet reflection. Please note that children must be accompanied.
There is level access in and around the installation. Trackway will be provided for grassy areas.
A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available on request. GDIF volunteers will offer directions.
Blue badge parking
Hornfair Park car park is a 6 minute walk away.
Woolwich Common Community Centre.
Download the Woolwich Common photo route here.
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Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Online Audio Description | BSL interpreted | Digital Access Available
What to expect: Sensory Spectacle
A BSL Interpretation and Audio Description of the show can be found here.
The site is wheelchair accessible and will have trackmat for wheelchair users, however the terrain is not completely level.
Where to find it
In Memoriam will take place on Woolwich Common.
About the artist
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally since 1997, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.
Commissioned by the Weston Arts + Health Weekender. Supported by Without Walls and FESTIVAL.ORG. Informed by the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Weather Lives’ project, led by Dr Cassie Phoenix at Durham University.
The UK premiere of In Memoriam at GDIF is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Without Walls and Arts Council England.