Thursday 10th of September 2015
The World War I installation ‘Poppies: Weeping Window’ will be arriving at Liverpool’s St. George’s Hall in November 2015. Pick up your Easirent hire car from our Bootle city depot and head to the ‘Poppies: Weeping Window’ installation which will be in Liverpool from November 2015 to January 2016.
The poppy is symbolic of Flanders Fields, an area of Belgium that straddles East Flanders and West Flanders and was the site of many battles during World War I, in which thousands of men lost their lives for their country.
Many people may have already seen images of the installation, which was previously at the Tower of London, and was constructed to recognise the centenary of World War I. The travelling sculpture is made up of thousands of ceramic poppies, each one representing the different military lives lost during the Great War. ‘Poppies: Weeping Window’ is part of the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, designed by the artist Paul Cummings and designer Tom Piper and is an original concept which will be travelling to different venues throughout the UK. This particular installation has been organised by 14-18 NOW in collaboration with Liverpool City Council in memoriam of the world war which saw hundreds of thousands of lives lost across a four year period.
The sculpture, which portrays thousands of ceramic poppies cascading out of a high window, attracted millions of visitors from all over the world when it was installed at the Tower of London last year.
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