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In Memoriam artwork on Cambridge Biomedical Campus remembers all those lost in pandemic - plus a guide to upcoming events



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A free art installation at Cambridge Biomedical Campus remembers all those lost to the pandemic, as well as being a tribute to all the biomedical researchers and health and care workers who have gone above and beyond.

In Memoriam art installation on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Picture: Keith Heppell
In Memoriam art installation on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Picture: Keith Heppell

In Memoriam, by artist Luke Jerram, is brought to the campus by Prologis UK, developer of the campus expansion, and the Arts team at Cambridge University Hospital Foundation Trust (CUH Arts). It is made from 120 flags created from NHS bed sheets and arranged to form a medical logo in white and NHS blue.

Situated between the Royal Papworth Hospital and AstraZeneca, the artwork can be viewed now and will remain at Cambridge Biomedical Campus until July 12.

In Memoriam art installation at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Picture: Keith Heppell
In Memoriam art installation at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Picture: Keith Heppell

Luke says: “The aim of this artwork was to act as a safe place for people to visit, contemplate and remember. It’s been humbling to see, hear and experience the vast array of different ways people and communities have used the project to grieve those lost, and pay thanks for those who have worked so hard throughout the pandemic.”

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The artwork is is one of several projects to bring the Cambridge Biomedical Campus community together, which also include:

CUH Arts Festival (June 27-July 1)

A range of free lunchtime activities provided by the CUH Arts team including creative writing with poet Hannah Jane Walker, an art-making workshop with artist Josh Bilton, and live music from Britten Sinfonia and The King’s Men.

Campus Picnic (July 12, 12pm-3pm)

A free drop-in picnic for campus employees, families and friends.

‘The Dark Heals’ sound experience by Andrea Cockerton (July 12, 6pm)

Andrea Cockerton’s year-long project with campus employees to produce an immersive musical experience to reflect the range of personal experiences through the Covid-19 pandemic. Attendees will be able to listen to the magical music via headphones as a group experience.



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