Our River project.

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I have received the following notice. If you want more info please contact Maureen using the link below.


My name is Maureen Weekes and I am working as the participation coordinator with Luton Council for the Our River project.

The council is currently working with The People’s Picture to create ‘Our River’, a COVID-19 memorial which will include images of those lost to the pandemic, of the moments of joy that were found during this difficult time and of people who have and continue to support the tremendous effort to look after those affected by the virus, such as those working for emergency services, care homes, community groups and volunteers.

‘Our River’ will be both a public art piece and a digital record. A photomosaic, reflecting the course of the River Lea through our town will be erected on the Bute-street facing Mall wall, providing a welcoming and bright entrance to our town. The digital artwork will enable local people and loved ones across the world to read the stories behind the images submitted. More information can be found at www.ourriver.uk

We would really appreciate if you could publicise this project within your organisation and amongst the community.  We really would like as many people as possible to be included in this memorial and for it to be a truly representative picture of what the pandemic has meant to the people of Luton, showing the vital role of communities coming together and the civic pride there is in the town.

There are two ways to get involved.  Anyone can access the portal on the website and upload any images and stories themselves.  Please visit www.ourriver.uk to do this.

Or if preferable, I’m happy to speak to anyone that would like further information or a presentation and or just help taking photos and having them and the stories uploaded to the project site.

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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