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Guildford Cathedral to host 'stunning' poppy display

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Guildford Cathedral to host 'stunning' poppy display

Published at 4:08pm 4th October 2018. (Updated at 11:32am 5th October 2018)

Guildford Cathedral is to be filled with poppies as part of a display commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

For two nights only the Cathedral will be open after dark, with a special projection covering the walls with images of the iconic flowers of remembrance.

Aimed at creating a sensory experience of light, music, art and poetry, the 'Poppy Fields' display will provide an opportunity for reflection and contemplation to remember those who have served, both in the First World War and other conflicts.

Matt O’Grady, Guildford Cathedral Chief Operating Officer, said:

"Guildford Cathedral is delighted to be hosting the displays. The Cathedral’s mounting of the displays in the weeks before Remembrance Sunday is an appropriate way to commence the season in which the sacrifice provided by so many can be contemplated in a meaningful way."

Created by Peter Walker, Artistic Director at Lichfield Cathedral and Luxmuralis, the installation will feature projections including names of soldiers who have served in the armed forces and falling rose petals which will be projected at the east end.

The 'Poppy Fields' display will be in place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October, tickets are £5 and £2.50 for accompanied under 16’s.

Next month the cathedral will also be holding events around the weekend of remembrance Sunday.

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