Mark World Aids Day 2023 with a series of events at Museum of Liverpool in partnership with Sahir.
Supported by Liverpool Public Health Team
Thursday 30 November – Saturday 2 December
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibition
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is an irreplaceable piece of social history. In total there are 48 twelve foot by twelve-foot panels, each comprising up to 8 smaller panels. Each individual panel commemorates someone who died of AIDS and has been lovingly made by their friends, lovers or family. Sahir House in collaboration with Homotopia will display several poignant panels – all created in memory of Merseyside residents.
This display will include a new work by the artist Roberto Tovar and images taken by the photographer Laura MaCann.
No booking required
Wednesday 29 November – Friday 1 December
Oral History Sessions for People Affected by HIV
Were you part of Merseyside’s LGBTQIA+ scene of the 1980s? Are you living with HIV? Have you or do you support someone with HIV?
Join us in several informal sessions led by curator James Lawler from Duo Vision, with Sahir House in a safe and encouraging space to explore together our stories, experiences, and memories.
Podcaster, Olivia Graham will be on hand to record some of your stories which may feature in an upcoming exhibition about the Liverpool musician Holly Johnson. Pre-registration will be required for these sessions.
Liverpool in the 80’s – Queer Music and Nightlife
Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 November / 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Remembering the Liverpool ‘scene’ of the 1980s, share your stories of partying in the city and in the face of adversity.
Women and HIV
Wednesday 29 November / 2 – 3.30 pm
This session is for women across Merseyside who are either living with HIV or have supported others living with HIV.
Living with HIV
Thursday 30 November / 2 – 3.30 pm
Share your experiences of living with HIV today in Merseyside.
Remembering Those We Have Lost
Friday 1 December 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
For those who have lost loved ones through the AIDS epidemic; we are especially interested to hear from Merseyside people who made a UK Aids Memorial Quilt Panel.
Friday 1 December / 6 – 7pm
World AIDS Day Vigil
Liverpool Parish Church
Join Sahir House for a special World AIDS Day Vigil. Let’s tremember people lost to HIV, show our solidarity with people living with HIV around the world and commit ourselves to ending HIV stigma and discrimination.
No booking required.
Saturday 2 December / 10:30 – 12 noon
The Mersey Model: Saving Lives Globally
A fascinating talk from former regional public health director Professor John Ashton. Find out how Merseyside was at the centre of the development of a groundbreaking HIV harm reduction approach, which avoided a crisis among people who use drugs and was adopted globally to save many lives.
Saturday 2 December 1 – 3pm
Artist session with Roberto Tovar
Join Mexican HIV activist and artist, Roberto Tovar, founder of Número de Serie, for a session in which he will explore his work, which delivers an important sexual heath message within Latin communities.