'Weeping Window' at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, during the 2016 Jutland Centenary commemorations in Orkney (Photo: Centenary News)

Tower of London Poppies - 2017 UK display dates

Posted on centenarynews.com on 07 October 2016
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Six venues have been chosen to host the displays of the poppy installations, Wave and Weeping Window, in 2017, the UK's First World War Centenary arts programme, 14-18 NOW, has announced.

2017 will see the ceramic poppies make their first appearance in Northern Ireland, at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

More than 1.5 million people have already visited them since the nationwide tours of Britain started in 2015.

2017 Dates

Wave will be installed at the Barge Pier, Southend-on-Sea in April and the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial in July.

Weeping Window will be going to the Maritime Museum in Hull in March; The Silk Mill, Derby in June; Y Senedd, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff in August; and Ulster Museum, Belfast in October.

14-18 NOW has also announced that the poppies will travel to Stoke-on-Trent in 2018 as part of the final year of the tour. Many of them were made in the historic home of Britain's pottery industry. 

Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW, said: "The poppies have captivated millions of people across the UK, and we are delighted to present them in more locations in 2017, including taking them to Northern Ireland for the first time.

"Paul Cummins and Tom Piper have created two enormously powerful artworks of national significance that continue to inspire all who see them."

Wave and Weeping Window were part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation 'planted' at the Tower of London for the 2014 Centenary. 

The display of 888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial death during the First World War, attracted an estimated five million visitors from July-November 2014.

'Weeping Window' opens this week at Caernarfon Castle, home to the Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers who fought throughout the Great War, including the Battle of the Somme. This is the poppies' debut in Wales. For more details see 14-18 NOW.

Source: 14-18 NOW

Images: Centenary News

Posted by: CN Editorial Team