The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is to host a free-to-view physical installation of the National Portrait Gallery’s photographic exhibition, Hold Still, from 24 October to 6 December. 

The exhibition will be arranged over a series of large outdoor screens in the site’s amphitheatre.
Hold Still was launched by the Duchess of Cambridge in May as an ambitious community project aimed at gathering photographs portraying life across the UK during lockdown. 

The final 100 portraits, unveiled in a digital exhibition on the National Portrait Gallery’s website last month, were selected from 31,598 images submitted by people from all walks of life. 
Each of the images encompasses one of three core themes: Helpers And Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts Of Kindness.

The Arboretum display forms part of a UK-wide exhibition which sees the Hold Still portraits presented on hundreds of billboard and poster sites across the country for a four-week period from Tuesday (20 October).  

Due to Covid-19, the Arboretum will remain open only to pre-booked visitors for the foreseeable future. Tickets can be booked at