First Poppy Planted

THE first of the iconic Poppies was planted by Assistant Mayor, Councillor Wendy Simon at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. Poppies 1 webIt comes as the city prepares to host the Weeping Window on the façade of the Hall from Saturday 7 November as part of a UK-wide tour of the poppies organised by 14-18 NOW. The sculpture is from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red that was created to mark the centenary of the First World War and was originally at HM Tower of London in 2014. Work on the installation is well under way and it is set to be an impressive and poignant feature in the city.poppies 4 web The Weeping Window will be on display from Saturday 8 November 2015 until Sunday 17 January 2016. Weeping Window and Wave are from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces. The original poppies concept was created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper.  It was originally at the Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.