Sanctuary
Image: Temple, David Best. Produced by Artichoke in DerryLondonderry, 2015. Photo by Matthew Andrews
Project Updates

Sanctuary: A Covid memorial for the nation…


Sanctuary – an intricate wooden structure by artist David Best – will offer an extraordinary spiritual space for communities to come together to mark the losses of the last two years by donating words, objects or mementos left to adorn the walls of this monument to the resilience of the human spirit.

Sanctuary is the latest artwork in our continuing relationship with David Best. The structure will rise from the centre of the Miners’ Welfare Park in Bedworth, known as ‘the town that never forgets’, for its huge annual Armistice Day Parade.

Opening on Saturday 21 May, the artwork will offer a place of sanctuary to remember the devastating personal losses caused by the corona virus pandemic. In a powerful symbol of catharsis and rebirth for the whole community, it will be set alight on the evening of Saturday 28 May.

For a glimpse behind the scenes, watch our launch film here.

Sanctuary is being created in collaboration with the local community of North Warwickshire and there is still time to apply to get involved. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of something amazing. Click here to find out more.

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