In Memoriam

Free – No Need To Book
  • Friday 28th May – Monday 7th June 2021 | Open daily
  • West Park Stray, Harrogate
  • FREE

Installation Soundtrack

To further enhance your experience of the installation, a reflective piece of music ‘A Moment in Time’ has been commissioned by Bristol Old Vic and can be played by clicking ‘play’ below. In recognition of use of this music as part of the installation in Harrogate, Harrogate International Festivals will donate £200 to the Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity.

Luke Jerram’s ceremonial art installation has been created as a memorial to those we have lost in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Memoriam is a temporary memorial for the public to visit and remember all those we have lost in this crisis. The artwork is also made in tribute to all the NHS staff members and volunteers and is a space for reflection, remembrance and recognition.

The flags are created from NHS bed sheets and arranged in the form of a medical logo, referencing those people who have been in hospital and care homes during this crisis. The artwork allows the public to enter, contemplate and explore whilst adhering to social distancing.

Luke Jerram is an artist renowned worldwide for his large-scale public engagement artworks. His multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations, and live arts projects.

‘In Memoriam by Luke Jerram 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.’


Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to book? You don’t need to book a slot, simply turn up between 28th May – 7th June.

Will I have to wear a face covering? In Memoriam is an outdoor experience so face coverings are not compulsory, but you may be asked to wear one by our staff during busier periods and we ask you to respect social distancing at all times.

Is this event Covid safe? The safety of our visitors and staff is our priority and In Memoriam will cover all current government guidelines. Please follow any instructions given by our team and adhere to the government social distancing guidelines.

What about the weather? Accessibility to the installation may be impacted in severe wet weather conditions with the grassed areas affected. Please wear suitable footwear.

The presentation of In Memoriam in Harrogate is supported by: