By Peter Lloyd
A central-London branch of book shop Waterstone’s will become the first retailer to display the iconic UK AIDS quilt as part of its support for World AIDS Day 2011.
The bookshop, situated on Gower Street, will also support five major HIV/AIDS related UK charities throughout the week, allowing one charity per day to highlight their work within the HIV/AIDS community, with volunteers on hand for advice and to share information with the public.
Waterstones has been given the right to display a panel from the UK AIDS Quilt loaned by George House Trust in Manchester. It is the first retailer to have ever been given this privilege as it is one historically reserved for galleries, museums and national institutions.
There will be a visitors’ book for those wishing to show support for World AIDS Day.