Presented By Luke Jerram

In Memoriam

Fri 28 - Mon 31 August

Duration: 3pm-8pm, 10.30am-8pm, 10.30am-8pm, 3pm-8pm

Type: Installation, Spectacle

Key info

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. 


Site Access

There is level access in and around the installation. Trackway will be provided for grassy areas.

Viewing area

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.

Accessible Toilets

Woolwich Common Community Centre.

Photo route

Download the Woolwich Common photo route here.

Contact Alex if you have any Access questions: | 07899 893 935

Show Access


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.

An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure can be found here.

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.

Supported by

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.

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