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Breathtaking WWI Poppies Sound And Light Installation Fills Guildford Cathedral

Published on: 6 Oct, 2018
Updated on: 8 Oct, 2018

Hundreds of people have been visiting Guildford Cathedral tonight (Saturday, October 6) and last night to see a breathtaking light and sound installation to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

The light and sound installation Poppy Field at Guildford Cathedral.

Titled Poppy Fields, it is a sensory experience of light, music, art and poetry enabling reflection and contemplation providing an opportunity to remember those who have served, both in the First World War and other conflicts.

Poppy Fields has been displayed on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6.

The nave has been filled with images of poppies falling from the skies, with further light displays and accompanying music in the chapel of the Queen’s Regiment and the Lady Chapel.

Created by Peter Walker, artistic director at Lichfield Cathedral and Luxmuralis, the installation includes names of soldiers who have served in the armed forces (projected in the chapel of the Queen’s Regiment) and falling rose petals projected in the Lady Chapel.

The display in the Lady Chapel.

Sound artwork composed by David Harper, accompanies the installation and includes readings of four First World War poems by actor Eddie Redmayne projected on a large screen.

Poppy Fields is the start of the program of events taking place at Guildford Cathedral to commemorate the end of the Great War. This will be schools workshops, a family event, the lighting of the outside of the cathedral with falling poppies and other local and national Remembrance Day commemorations taking place in November.

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  1. Colin Checkley Reply

    October 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    What a lovely tribute. I must take time out to go and see this. Well done you people.

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