24 May Unveiling of the Covid 19 Commemorative Sculpture for Shropshire
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire is inviting all members of the public, especially those who have been in the front line of helping the people of Shropshire and Telford get through the pandemic, to come to the unveiling of the Covid 19 Commemorative Sculpture for Shropshire on Sunday 29th May at Shrewsbury Abbey 6pm.
The sculpture has been commissioned to commemorate the difficult times we in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin have experienced through the Covid Pandemic and will take pride of place in The Abbey, Shrewsbury. There will also be a copy in Telford and Wrekin.
Anna Turner, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Shropshire commented that ‘I am so delighted that this stunning sculpture has been completed with the assistance and collaboration of so many people. I very much enjoyed meeting some of the Covid volunteers while we were imprinting our finger prints into the clay back in March. It is very appropriate that this sculpture has been created by so many because the pandemic has impacted a lot of people in Shropshire and Telford in many different ways.’
Paul Kennedy, the artist who has created the sculpture said ‘This sculpture is one of the most interesting pieces of art I have worked on. I am very much looking forward to seeing it in situ in Shewsbury Abbey. I am particularly pleased how the individual finger prints have been replicated in bronze. I think it is a fitting commemoration of the suffering and hard work which has gone into getting through the pandemic.’