This morning, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, announced the final six locations of the Poppies Tour in 2018.
The locations will be:
Weeping Window: 14 March – 29 April
Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson
Wave: 13 April – 24 June
Weeping Window: 23 May – 8 July
Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent
Weeping Window: 2 August – 16 September
IWM North, Manchester
Wave: 8 September – 25 November
Weeping Window: 6 October – 18 November
The final two locations on the Poppies Tour will be the two sites of the Imperial War Museum, IWM North and IWM London. The two sculptures will then move into the long-term ownership of the Imperial War Museum, becoming part of the permanent collection.
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, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. The Poppies Tour has been visited by over 3 million people to date.