Harry began work on the project while doing a Creative Writing MA at the university, which included a Communities of Practice module that saw him collaborate with the Terence Higgins Trust to archive personal stories from Brighton & Hove at the height of the UK AIDS epidemic.
The exhibition – a collaboration with Queer Heritage South - will tell its stories using a variety of sources, including Brighton quilt panels inspired by the international AIDS Memorial Quilt project – the largest work of community folk art in the world. The main venue is Dorset Gardens Methodist Church (open every day except Thursday), complemented by a window display at the Ledward Centre in Jubilee Street.
On Sunday 28 November from 12.30pm, there will be a community lunch at the Church organised by Lunch Positive, providing an open invitation to the community to spend supportive social time together over a meal as part of Brighton & Hove World AIDS Day activities. There will also be a candlelight vigil on 1 December at 6pm in New Steine Gardens.