Remember, Celebrate, Hope
World AIDS Day, Thursday 1 December 2022, 4.30pm
St Martin’s-in-the-Bull Ring, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 5BB
The unveiling of the Birmingham AIDS and HIV Memorial will be preceded at 4.30pm in St Martin’s in the Bull Ring by a community gathering marking World AIDS Day. This is an opportunity for people to remember those who have died, give thanks for medical advances, celebrate the Birmingham AIDS and HIV Memorial unveiling and offer hope for the complete eradication of the disease by 2030.
This moving and uplifting service will include music, readings, reflections and an opportunity for members of the congregation to participate actively in a meaningful act of remembrance.
Led by St Martin’s Rector, the Reverend Jeremy Alcock, the service will feature Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Principal Dancers Céline Gittens and Brandon Lawrence performing an extract from The Nutcracker, and a performance in song by The Choir With No Name, a local choir whose members are people affected by homelessness.
The service marks Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first-ever performance at St Martin’s in the Bull Ring and forms part of the support of the memorial unveiling offered by both Birmingham Royal Ballet and its home venue Birmingham Hippodrome.
The service is free to attend, and people of all faiths and none are warmly welcome, in the spectacular surroundings of St. Martin’s in the Bull Ring.
Representatives of some of Birmingham’s main faith and community groups will be represented. Following the service, at approximately 5.15pm, the congregation will be invited to make the short stroll from the church to arrive in plenty time for the memorial unveiling at 6pm.
For further details you can view this article HIV AIDS Memorial Feature