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SENTINELS #livingheroes GOES LIVE TONIGHT! We will be projecting on the first group of trees after dark tonight (June 15th) with each portrait created one after the other as we move from site to site. Each portrait will be visible one after the other for around 10 minutes before the next is created on the next tree.
The map of locations is shown above. Click on each green tree to see tonight's portrait name. CLICK HERE to open in a larger window, showing in green the trees we will visit tonight, with their portrait names, nominators and messages.
Over the last few weeks you've got involved by sharing a photo of a key worker on social media using #LivingHeroes and they are now set to be immortalised in an art project to celebrate the amazing work they've done.
As part of the project, 33 trees in and around the centre of Manchester will have the face of a nominated key worker projected on it.
City of Trees is a charity which aims to plant and nurture one tree for every person living in the city region (three million trees in total), has created a tree trail in Manchester City Centre with 33 notable trees.
The project, called Sentinels is our response to the coronavirus outbreak, and a way of using our artistic practice as celebration of those people who must continue to work - steadfast and unwavering, through this crisis.
The growth of these urban trees – the green against the grey - remind us of the life force of the many key workers that carry us through these difficult times. By forming each tree via video projection into living portraits, their actions can be celebrated - sentinels stood proud in the city.
Sarah Nurton from City of Trees charity also explained, "We hope this will be a fitting way to recognise and celebrate some of Greater Manchester’s amazing key workers. Each tree has its own unique character and we aim to match that with those nominated in a truly unique tribute."
Here is the list of individuals being projected onto the City of Trees Tree Trail this week.
Projections take place after dark from around 10.15pm, and are subject to variations on the night.
The map of locations, more detailed descriptions and nominations is shown above, and follow progress each night live at https://www.youtube.com/user/robvaleartwork/ and on twitter @illuminosvales
Monday 15th June - Football Museum, Cathedral Gardens, Arndale
Charlene Karen Howie - mum and carer
Tommy Lamb - Porter
Debbie Lamb - Community Nurse
Louise Heap - Radiographer
Claire Pullan - Paramedic
Gary Pullan - Paramedic
Lee Blackman - NHS Procurement
Paul Wharton Hardman - St Johns ambulance
Paul Lindsay - Binman
Laura Tabois - Nurse
Wednesday 17th June - Parsonage Gardens, Spinningfields, St Jonhs Gardens, Castlefield
Leanne Hayes - Physiotherapy and podiatry
Liz Kemp - Physiotherapy and podiatry
Sherita Mandongwe - founder of Dimobi Children’s Disability Trust
Natalie Wilkinson - District Nurse
Dr Conchúbhair Winters - Doctor
Joseph Tickle - Clerical officer
The Shaughnessy family - Val Shaughnessy Registered General Nurse
Nick Shaughnessy Registered Mental Health Nurse
Nicola Nuttall Registered General Nurse
Lauren Shaughnessy Registered Mental Health Nurse
Lee Leishman works in maintenance in a secure psychiatric hospital.
Nathan Shaughnessy care home housekeeping
Friday 19th June - Canal St, Sackville Gardens, Vimto Park
Ffion Burke - Physiotherapist
Maryellen Mctague- Chef
Kyle Carabini - Charge Nurse
Amanda Harrop -Staff nurse
Dr Saad Al-Dubbaisi - GP
Rina Tailor - Scientist
Rubina Adia - Physiotherapist
Olivia Barry - Junior Doctor
Sunday 21st June - St Anns Church, Albert Square, Bridgewater, Chinatown, Piccadilly Gardens, Tariff St, Stevenson Square.
Stephanie Anne Bradley - Ward sister
Andrew Davies - Carer
Becky Elliot - Reach out to the community
Steph Moore - Reach out to the community
Kurt Capulet - Carer
Dani Ella Wynn - Scrub Nurse
Maju Choudhury - Diagnostic Radiographer
Natalie Webb - Community midwife
This project is supported by the Arts Council and Epson Projectors.