Sarah Everard vigil mural
As news of Sarah Everard’s disappearance spread in early March 2021, urgent calls for her to be found sparked wider conversations about women’s safety and experiences of sexism. Following on from the news of her death, thousands were moved to action, seeking solace in vigils and collective mourning.
After the Clapham Common vigil in Sarah’s memory was heavily policed and saw attendees’ arrests making front-page news, illustrator Niki Groom created All Under the Night Sky, a beautiful piece that’s “part reportage, part imagination”. It commemorates the outpouring of grief for Sarah and the handling of the situation on Clapham Common, with the placards and speech bubbles seen mirroring quotes found through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
We helped Niki to bring the mural to the streets, displaying the widely shared messages, thoughts, and feelings on our sites in Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, London and Sheffield. The artwork is also available to buy as a print, with proceeds from sales going to Refuge, National Stalking Helpline, and Refugee Women of Bristol.