At the heart of the Remembrance Centre is a fascinating, interactive exhibition called Landscapes of Life, it provides a preview of the Arboretum and an introduction to the concept of Remembrance
In partnership with the National Forest Company, Westminster Abbey and Sampad, we have produced a nationwide programme of exhibitions exploring communities’ engagement with local outdoor heritage during the pandemic, displayed across our 150 acre site.
In Coventry, artist Sebbie Mudhai and videographer Tom Chimiak held workshops with communities living in Citizen's supported housing, creating a poem and a film inspired by the residents' individual and collective stories.
As part of Lockdown Landscapes, we’re inviting communities far and wide to take part in a national conversation.
This workshop is recommended for groups that may have had limited access to outdoor spaces during the lockdown, and has an emphasis on: imagination, conversation, listening and memories.
This workshop is suitable for groups of any age, and has an emphasis on: exploring words, conversation, listening and drawing.
An online exhibition celebrating 20 years of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum.
This workshop is aimed at 11-18 year olds and has an emphasis on: visualisations, remembrance and making.
In Birmingham, artists Tasawar Bashir and Nafeesa Hamid gathered stories from communities with South Asian heritage, bringing them together to form a sound artwork that was installed in our grounds.
'The Story Continues' is an interactive narrative featuring the close-knit friends and family of Icylin Douglas, a central figure in the ‘Chapters of Our Lives’ exhibition.
In Westminster, artist Alix Smith and members of St Andrew's Youth Club produced a series of park benches covered with illustrations created by the young people themselves, exploring their own experiences and encounters with outdoor heritage throughout lockdown.
Guiding Lights illuminates the power of the Arboretum through three inspiring art projects that showcase the power of storytelling through collective creativity.
This workshop is recommended for community groups of any age, and has an emphasis on: outdoor activities,
movement and exploring our senses in relation to landscapes.
The National Memorial Arboretum has opened a new free exhibition featuring frontline sketches of the Falklands War by Linda Kitson, who was appointed as the official war artist by the Imperial War Museum.
This resource is aimed at 5-11 year olds and has an emphasis on: visualisations, remembrance and drawing.
In Burton upon Trent, artists Anna Horton Cremin, Natalie Linney, Rebecca Lee and Dawn Jutton worked alongside a local social prescribing group to produce eco-dyed textiles and a soundscape inspired by experiences of outdoor spaces during and after the pandemic.
’The Chapters of Our Lives’ is an interactive tactile textile project with an aim to capture generational stories but with a difference.