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The Tower of London Remembers

installationIn remembrance of the First World War the Tower of London has turned red with poppies. This unique art installation will see the moat around the Tower filled with handmade ceramic poppies by the 11th of November.

About the installation

Don’t miss the major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy

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represents a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies will 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.

We are hoping to sell all of the poppies that make up the installation and, in doing so, raise millions of pounds which will be shared equally amongst six service charities. Read more about the charities here.

Watch the video

Watch the making of the installation video.

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You can own a part of this unique installation.
Each hand-made poppy planted in the moat will be available to purchase for £25.00 (+p&p) and 10% from each poppy, plus all net proceeds will be shared equally amongst six service charities. *This is not just for people in the UK but everyone around the world can donate.

Click here to see the exhibitions and events taking place during this commemoration.

Check out the Tower of London Facebook page for updates and stunning photos!

(Source: Tower of London website)

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