For the first time in 20 years the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt, an irreplaceable piece of international social history, telling the stories of people whose lives were lost at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, will be on public display in London.
“We warmly welcome the display of the UK AIDS Memorial quilt at the Cathedral.
“Behind each panel is a profoundly moving story of the courage of each person who died in the early years of HIV/AIDS in this country, and the enduring love of partners, families and friends who continue to remember them.
As we honour their memory, may we continue to work and pray for those worldwide living with HIV/AIDS today, for their right to treatment and care, dignity and respect.”
Revd Canon Philippa Boardman at St Paul’s Cathedral
On 23 November, St Paul’s Cathedral will host iconic panels of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt to remember those lives lost and raise awareness of the HIV epidemic to younger generations.
St Paul’s Cathedral, EC4M 8AD
Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
Opening times: 8.30am till 4.30pm (galleries open at 9.30am)
Entry: £16 online, £18 on the gate (adults), £14 online, £16 on the gate (concessions)
Gift Aid your admission and you will be entitled to 12 months free admission to the Cathedral at no additional cost to you.
These quilt panels will be laid across the floor of St Paul’s Cathedral underneath the dome. This will provide a stunning exhibition, especially from the whispering gallery, and will be the first time most of the quilt panels have been on public display together since 1994.
Visitors to St Paul’s Cathedral will be able to view the quilts, and volunteers will be on hand to tell them more about the quilt and the people they commemorate. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to light candles to remember those we lost through HIV and AIDS. St Paul’s Cathedral Education department will host a series of events with school children around the history of the quilt and the act of commemoration.
This rare opportunity is a chance to see the quilt, remember those lost, raise awareness of the epidemic to younger generations, and help a coalition of charities find a permanent home for the UK quilt to ensure its preservation.