Landmarks were lit as the Food for London Campaign said thank you to the amazing supporters who brought London together
It was a privilege to be included to light up St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the Evening Standards Food for London Campaign which saw some of London’s most iconic landmarks lit up with symbols of gratitude and solidarity to thank the public for supporting the Evening Standard’s campaign to fight food poverty.
The projections onto St Paul’s Cathedral were part of a London wide iconic Landmarks – the National Gallery and Piccadilly Circus LED screens which all played host to breathtaking artworks that captured the spirit of Evening Standards Food for London Now appeal, which has handed out 20 million meals and raised £10 million since March.
Projections across St Paul’s for the partnership between St Paul’s and The Good Grief Trust for this year’s National Grief Awareness Week, 2-8 December 2020.
St Paul’s online book of remembrance for the COVID-19 pandemic, Remember Me, has partnered with The Good Grief Trust to raise awareness of the charity and the tailored bereavement support it offers via its charity partners. In May 2020, St Paul’s Cathedral launched Remember Me, an online book of remembrance for people who have died as result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. It is free to submit a tribute, open to people of all faiths, beliefs or none and will be available for as long as needed. Over 6,000 tributes have been added so far. Remember Me will remain open for as long as needed.
National Grief Awareness Week is organised by the Good Grief Trust, and aims to break the taboo around grief, providing tailored support for bereaved people through charitable partners and help raise awareness of how to handle grief.
The Dean of St Paul’s The Very Reverend Dr David Ison said “As the death toll to COVID-19 rises above 50,000 and we continue in lockdown restrictions, the number of people grieving grows every day. We launched Remember Me, an online book of remembrance for this pandemic, to respond to an urgent unmet need– to remember, and mourn the people who have died from this illness. Every person is worthy of care and remembrance. At a time when we are unable to be together and grieve our loved ones, we hope that Remember Me, and the work that St Paul’s is doing with the Good Grief Trust, will help bereaved families and friends during their darkest moments. ”
Linda Magistris, CEO of The Good Grief Trust said “We know there is a tsunami of grief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of a bereavement, even under normal circumstances, can be devastating and life-long, yet hundreds of thousands of people have been grieving in isolation this year which may have a profound effect on their mental and physical health. National services have been overwhelmed. Through signposting to over 800 bespoke and local support services, The Good Grief Trust provides help and hope to anyone affected by grief under any circumstance, anywhere in the UK. When St Paul’s is lit up it will shine like a beacon to remind grieving families that they are not alone.”
To find out more about Remember Me and to leave a tribute to a loved one who has died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.rememberme2020.uk
Proud to be involved in with the MoD projections with the main building is being lit in rainbow colours to celebrate 20 years since lesbian, gay and bisexual personnel were legally allowed to serve in the Armed Forces. #London#LGB20
Delighted to be working alongside Tate Britain and St Paul’s Cathedral providing the ultra high power projection equipment for the William Blake activity running from 28th November until 2nd December from 16.30 – 21.00 each evening.
William Blake’s final masterpiece illuminates the iconic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the artist’s birthday. The image projected is from the dramatic illustration Ancient of Days 1827 and was described by Blake as ‘the best I have every finished’.
Tate Britain chose St Paul’s Cathedral as it is home to the most visited Blake memorial with thousands visiting the crypt each year, to recreate his vision on a monumental scale.
For the launch of the new nhow London hotel a chameleon was installed on the chimney of the Old Truman Brewery on August 29, 2019 in London, England and EMF were commissioned to install a high powered searchlight and project on the chimney highlighting the chameleon to compliment the promotions for the arrival of the first UK nhow hotel.