BrumYODO and Birmingham Hippodrome present In Memoriaman open-air art installation by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram , featured as part of this year’s A Matter of Life and Death Festival.

The outdoor artwork will be sited in the grounds of Aston Park from Saturday 8 May to Sunday May 16th, and is free to visit in line with Government guidance on lockdown restrictions and with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

In Memoriam is a temporary memorial for the public to visit and remember all those who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has also been made in tribute to all the NHS health and care workers who have been risking their lives during the crisis. The artwork consists of 120 flags created from bed sheets arranged in the form of a medical logo.

Flag making workshop on Sunday 9th May

Please note the date of this workshop has changed from 8th to 9th May.  On Sunday 9th May 11am - 4pm,  join BrumYODO and artist Margaret Murray in the grounds of Aston Hall and make your own personal, handheld flag inspired by In Memoriam. The flag-making activity is free to take part in and all materials will be provided. On the day BrumYODO will also be creating a community version of In Memoriam and asking people to contribute their flags to this mini pop-up installation. Social distancing arrangements will be in place for the flag making workshop and people are asked to be patient in order to work together to make flags.

Stable Yard Cafe open Saturday 8th May & Sunday 9th May

Aston Hall will be proudly supporting this event by putting on a barbeque and opening the Stable Yard Café for takeaways and refreshments on Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May from 11am-4pm.

We will also have a range of activities to take part in while you explore the grounds of Aston Hall. Follow our thoughtful trail in the gardens giving you tips for mindfulness and reflection. Add a remembrance tag to our memory tree to commemorate a loved one and chat with our staff about the future of our beloved museums.

Aston Hall will feel a little different to usual, but we are sure you will enjoy your visit and we look forward to welcoming you. This event will be a fantastic opportunity to see this incredible art installation in Aston Park. Our café will be open for takeaway drinks and snacks, we will have a barbeque in our grounds, but the Hall and Gift Shop will remain closed. Staff on site will be wearing PPE, we have enhanced cleaning schedules in place, and we will be asking you to observe social distancing guidelines at all times whilst on site.

 We are only accepting card payments, to limit personal interaction, with contactless preferred.

Please remember to bring a face covering for use in our indoor spaces.

Logos: BrumYODO, Birmingham Hippodrome, A Matter of Life and Death Festival, Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, A Natural Undertaking,