We're proud to host to the final part of Q Productions Identities project in the Park – a memorial for World AIDS Day. 

The Identities project has been funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund through Nene Park Trust’s 5-year Your Community Greenspace project. Over the last few months the project has been giving the LGBTQIA+ community of Peterborough and beyond a safe space and has been educating the wider community as well. 

The first part of the project launched in May with a dedication to Marsha P Johnson, the person who started the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. We then had a formal launch of the wider project in October with plinths placed along the edge of Lynch Lake with QR codes that passers-by could scan to find out more. Now Q Productions brings the project to a close with a memorial to those affected by the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 90s.

Q Productions has chosen this element to close the project because they felt that the AIDS crisis is not widely talked about and therefore needs to be remembered and commemorated in the present day. 

Teddi, owner of Q Productions says, “This memorial is pivotal for Peterborough as this will be one of the few memorials to the AIDS crisis in the country. It has been beautiful to create this in Peterborough. Thank you The National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding this project and to Nene Park Trust for hosting it. It has given the Peterborough community a place to be themselves.”

The AIDS memorial in Nene Park will be unveiled on 30th of November at 12 noon and remain in place until January for those who want to look at it and find out more. There is also an exhibition inside the Lynch Lake Community Hub which the public are very welcome to go and look at over the next couple of weeks.