Luke Jerram on bringing In Memoriam to Birmingham

Luke Jerram on bringing In Memoriam to Birmingham

By Diane Parkes Artist Luke Jerram’s work In Memoriam, which comes to Birmingham in May, is his response to the thousands of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic and a tribute to the many health workers caring for them. Based in the UK but working internationally,...
Children Fly the Flag for Art Project

Children Fly the Flag for Art Project

On a sunny day in the shadow of the tower blocks in Ladywood, we set up tables outside Ladywood Community Centre. Having promoted the fact we would be making flags to those coming for food parcels at the Food Hub, we were unsure how many, if any would arrive, but...
Healing grieving communities

Healing grieving communities

During this current pandemic there is all the more necessity for us to talk openly and honestly about death and dying. This is about more than statistics, it is about encouraging us to ensure our loved ones know our choices when facing the end of our lives. In the...