A temporary art installation inspired by coronavirus is being staged at Norwich’s pop-up theatre tent.

In Memoriam by Luke Jerram will be put up in the city’s Chapelfield Gardens, which is also hosting Norwich Theatre’s temporary Interlude venue.

The piece is made up of a series of red and white bedsheet flags, arranged in a circle, and will be on site from September 4 to 6.

The display is being backed by the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, which was forced to axe most of its 2020 programme by coronavirus.

Jerram previously took part in the 2018 festival with his Museum of The Moon exhibit – a seven-metre moon that filled the foyer of Norwich’s The Forum building.

Festival artistic director Daniel Brine said: “We were gutted not to have a Festival this year. Since we cancelled in March we have been focusing on what small moments of cultural relief we can offer our local communities and so were delighted, as part of that work, to be invited by Norwich Theatre to be involved in Interlude.

“Luke’s piece presents a moment for thought, and a reminder of the enormous sacrifice of the last six months. I am hugely pleased that we can bring something that that can be explored safely, outdoors and for free and also welcome a previous Festival artist back to the county.”

The Interlude programme runs over six weeks and includes comedy, music, and circus shows.