As we reported last month, Derby City Council and partners will present Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies. The installation will be at The Silk Mill from 9 June to 23 July 2017.
Councillor Ranjit Banwait, Leader of the Council says,
The Council is very pleased to support the event by being the Presenting Partner, as well as by providing a budget of £40,000 to support the delivery of the iconic Weeping Window installation. I am sure you will all join me in visiting the Weeping Window in Derby during the summer – a truly magnificent event for the city that will allow people to contemplate and remember loved ones.
The successful bid team included Derby City Council and partners Derby Museums, Pauline Latham MP, University of Derby, Derby Cathedral, Quad and Marketing Derby.
Weeping Window is one of two sculptures from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ housed at HM Tower of London in 2014 – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces – a display of 888,246 poppies honouring the deaths of British and Colonial forces in the First World War.