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St George’s Hall: Poppies: Weeping Window

Saturday 7 November 2015 – Sunday 17 January 2016.

It is recommended  you visit from 10.00 – 18.00 for the best viewing experience.

During the time the Poppies: Weeping Window is in place, there are a variety of activities taking place in and around St George’s Hall. You can find out more about these acitivites in the digital guide here or visit the events page which features the latest events, activities and workshops you can attend – many of which are free of charge.

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There is no charge to view the Weeping Window – it is FREE to come and visit the sculpture.

The site of the sculpture at St George’s Hall is fully accessible.

Activities range from workshops to walking tours to exhibitions and talks and are suitable for children, families and adults. Many of the activities are free of charge and don’t need to be booked with additional resources available for groups who wish to book should you wish to.

Poppies: Weeping Window
By Paul Cummins, artist, and Tom Piper, designer

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. These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war, are now brought to audiences at venues across the country as part of the 14-18 NOW programme.

14-18 NOW is presenting the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window at selected locations around the UK until 2018.

The breathtaking 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.

You can also read more about Liverpool’s role in World War 1 here