10 Nov Tower of London Remembers
Have you been down to the Tower of London to see the major art instillation? Named ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ this beautiful but heart wrenching art work marks the anniversary of 100 years since the first full day of Britain involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies fill the Tower’s famous moat. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.
The poppies encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.
All 888,246 have now been sold to the public, with all proceeds being shared equally amongst six service charities. The full instillation is only around two more days! If you haven’t visited this iconic memorial, please do so.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.