A sweeping arch of red poppies is about to appear at Lincoln Castle, presented by 14-18 NOW and marking the centenary of the First World War. Just a few steps away from The Lincoln House at No 2 Wordsworth St, this extraordinary art exhibition will form a dramatic new attraction in Uphill Lincoln over the summer months.
Wave and Weeping Window, sculptures by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, are being brought to audiences at venues across the country as part of the 14-18 NOW programme - Lincoln Castle will host The Wave and will be the only place in England where it can be seen.
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.
For the remainder of the 14-18 NOW programme, Wave and Weeping Window will be on view at selected locations around the United Kingdom finishing at IWM North and IWM London in the autumn of 2018. The sculptures will then be gifted to the Imperial War Museums.
The Lincoln House on Wordsworth Street is a lovely self catering holiday home, situated moments away from Lincoln Castle in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter. It is a great place to stay in Lincoln and enjoy this event. You can check availability here.
Poppies image credit: ©Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces.