As part of the Remembrance events this year Telford & Wrekin Council are showcasing a touring temporary art installation consisting of a mobile projection of ‘poppies falling’ created by a local artist, Andy McKeown.
The installation will feature in each of the borough towns beginning Monday 8 November projecting onto local landmarks in the towns from 6pm and run for an hour and half. The schedule includes Monday 8 November, Oakengates at The Wakes, Tuesday 9 November, Madeley at The Anstice, Wednesday 10 November, Ironbridge at the War Memorial, Thursday 11 November at Dawley, St. Leonard’s Church Malinslee, Friday 12 November, Newport at St Nicholas Church . The tour will continue on Saturday 13 November in Wellington at All Saints Church and on Sunday 14 November the SW1 building at Southwater will be lit up for Remembrance Sunday.
Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council Shaun Davies said: “We are delighted to be able to bring this installation to local residents as part of this week of remembrance. People will be able to see the projection for about an hour and a half each evening from 6pm in an area local to them.”
Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Amrik Jhawar said “We think this is a really special way to remember together. The week concludes with the Remembrance Festival at The Place – Telford on Sunday 14 November at 8pm.”
Tickets for the Festival of Remembrance are available from www.theplacetelford.com, whilst the tickets are free there is a requirement to book your place.