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14 Oct - 3 Dec: Poppies: Weeping Window

Poppies: Weeping Window will open at the Ulster Museum in October 2017, and Belfast International Arts Festival are recruiting Poppy Ambassadors

National Museums Northern Ireland and the Belfast International Arts Festival have partnered to bring Poppies: Weeping Window to Belfast from 14 October to 3 December.

Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. The breath-taking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the autumn of 2014. Over the course of their time at the Tower, the two sculptures were gradually surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of the life of a British and Colonial soldier lost during the First World War. In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.



Due to the overwhelming response and volume of applicants, applications for Poppy Ambassadors have now closed. Huge thank you to all who applied and expressed their interest in being part of this project. 

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