Join us at sunset on the evening of Saturday 28 May for the spectacular finale of Sanctuary 

Location: Miners’ Welfare Park, Bedworth, CV12 9HH

Open to the public from 21 – 28 May, Sanctuary will be a unique memorial to commemorate the nation’s losses during the Covid pandemic. It will be a place for everyone to reflect, remember and let go.

On the final day, Sanctuary will be set alight and burned to the ground in a powerful moment of catharsis to help signal a rebirth.

There’s still time to play an important part in Sanctuary by applying to be a Sanctuary Guardian or sharing your stories with us. 

Burn opening times:

Sanctuary will be set alight at sunset, approximately 21:00 on 28 MayThe burn will last for 30 – 40 minutes. Doors will open at 19:00. Please arrive in time to get a good viewing spot.


The burn is free to attend. It is ticketed to help manage audience numbers. We want everyone to feel comfortable, enjoy their evening and have an experience that will last in the memory forever.

Book for the burn in advance

Additional Information:

Sanctuary is open to visit ahead of the burn. Tickets are not required.

Opening Times: 
12:00 – 20:00, 21 – 27 May
10:00 – 14:00, 28 May

Accessible tours: 

We’re running accessible tours of Sanctuary in the week before the burn between the 26 – 27 May.


Get involved on social media by using #Sanctuary2022 and follow @artichoketrust for the latest about the project. 

Visit to find out more.

Produced by Artichoke, in association with Imagineer and supported by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough CouncilWarwickshire County Council and DCMS Culture Recovery Fund.