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About the Beacon of Hope Project

The Beacon of Hope view from above

The Beacon of Hope from the roof of The Rembrandt Hotel

The Beacon of Hope was conceived in 1997 as Manchester's answer to the threat of HIV/AIDS. It was designed by Warren Chapman and Jess Byrne-Daniels, who won a design competition in 1997.

The design consists of a series of elements combining together the existing 'Tree of Life' with the 'Beacon of Hope' light sculpture. They describe a metaphorical journey through life, providing the opportunity for remembrance, contemplation and celebration.


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