Over this weekend (Dec 3rd and 4th), a panel from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt, commemorating the thousands of people who died from the AIDS epidemic in the UK, will be displayed at Guildhall Art Gallery to coincide with a series of events marking World AIDS Day.
The panel is on show as part of a Quilt Trail that includes St. Paul’s Cathedral, Positive East, Redbridge Central Library, and St. Anne’s Soho.
The events, which are organised and supported by charities including Terrence Higgins Trust, Positively UK, The Food Chain, and Elton John AIDS Foundation will mark the first time that the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt has been on public display in London in 20 years.
“Collectively, the quilts are part of the largest piece of community art in the world, which shows just how important they are to our social history, and how special this event is. I am delighted to support these charities’ fantastic work in preserving this intensely moving piece of art.” - Turner Prize-winning artist and broadcaster Grayson Perry
You can get involved on social media using the hashtag #AIDSQuiltUK