Luton Life - Our River

Luton Life is back for 2022, with the first episode of the year focussing on the public art installation named Our River, commemorating those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Our River mural marks the support and kindness shown in the community and tell the stories of moments of joy that were found in the midst of the crisis. Keyworkers who contributed to the pandemic response will also be celebrated in the huge mosaic, which will be installed on the exterior of The Mall.

In this episode, host Sophie Sulehria explores how the mural came to be and meets some of the incredible individuals who are featured. Sophie follows Project Co-ordinator Maureen Weekes and photographer June Essex as they visit Luton and Dunstable Hospital to capture shots of NHS staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to care for members of the community.

The photomosaic will be displayed on the Silver Street entrance wall of The Mall. facing the new Open Lea pocket park. This area is being developed to create a reflective space beside the river, in the heart of Luton.

Luton Council is delivering Our River with support from the European Regional Development Fund's Welcome Back Fund.

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