UK AIDS Memorial Quilts

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is proud to host an exclusive exhibition displaying digital prints of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilts in memory of the lives lost during the AIDS pandemic. Launching on World AIDS Day, Wednesday 1st December 2021 until early next year, the memorable exhibition has been curated in collaboration with the hotel’s charity of choice George House Trust – a charity dedicated to inspiring people living with HIV to live healthy and confident lives.

Each of the panels commemorate lives lost to the AIDS pandemic during the 1980s and 90s. It’s a public display of the names of loved ones lost and a memorial for the many who died and went unnamed too. The UK Quilts are part of an international movement that is seeking to raise awareness of the impact of the AIDS pandemic and ensure that these lives are never forgotten, preserved by the UK AIDS Quilt Partnership.

This moving display on the exhibition wall at The Refuge honours the lives lost to AIDS and reminds us that HIV is still with us today. It’s a call to action to challenge HIV stigma, highlight what it means to live with HIV in 2021 and support those living with HIV.

General Manager of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Johan Scheepers, said: “We are privileged to be able to display, for the first time, a digital print version of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilts with our charity of choice, George House Trust, honouring the lives lost to AIDS and a celebration of the lives commemorated at Kimpton Clocktower. The quilts are a reminder of how far the UK has come in the fight against HIV. It is our commitment to affect positive change, supporting our charity to raise awareness about HIV; and break down the stigma that still remains in society.”