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Reconnect and Remember 
The UK Quilts Project help Merseyside Celebrate 30 years of World AIDS Day

The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is a precious artefact. Each of the panels commemorates lives lost to the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s and 90s. It is a public naming of the names of loved ones lost, and a memorial for the many who died and went unnamed too.   The UK Quilt is part of an international movement that sought to raise awareness of the impact of the AIDS epidemic and ensure that these lives would never be forgotten.

For the first time since 1992, some of the panels will be on public display in venues across Liverpool for this year’s 30th World AIDS Day.    If you would like to know more about the quilts please visit www.aidsquiltuk.org tweet #AIDSQuiltUK  or  email info@sahir.uk.com

UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Trail, Liverpool FREE

Saturday 24th November
2pm – 4pm @ Education room 3, Liverpool Museum, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DG
A special screening of the forthcoming documentary ‘After 82’ which features the Lighthouse Quilt panel.  This panel will be on display at this event.  Tickets available here.

Monday 26th November
11am-1pm @ ST Brides Church, Percy Street, Liverpool, L8 7LT

Wednesday 28th November
8am – 6pm @ Derby Transept, Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ
10am – 2pm @ ST Brides Church, Percy Street, Liverpool, L8 7LT

Thursday 29th November
8am – 6pm @ Derby Transept, Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ

Friday 30th November
10am – 1pm @ ST Brides Church, Percy Street, Liverpool, L8 7LT

Saturday 1st December – World AIDS Day
3pm – 7pm doors open to view quilt panels @ St Georges Hall Concert Room, St George’s Pl, Liverpool L1 1JJ.  6pm – 7pm there will be a Vigil looking through the 3 decades of World AIDS Day campaigns, with guest speakers, World AIDS Day monologues, community choir and the reading of the remembrance list by candle light.

The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt partnership is a coalition of HIV charities that have come together to find a permanent home for the Quilt, ensure its conservation, and make it available to this and future generations as an important part of our response to HIV in the UK.  Sahir House is proud to be part of the coalition of charities that have worked to restore this irreplaceable piece of international social history.