HRH The Countess of Wessex to visit Poppies: Weeping Window

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HRH The Countess of Wessex is visiting Hereford on Wednesday 25 April to experience the iconic Poppies: Weeping Window sculpture, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, and the county’s Home Front Herefordshire campaign.

The visit starts at Hereford Cathedral at 11am, where the Countess of Wessex will meet Weeping Window artist Paul Cummins and 14-18 NOW Executive Producer Nigel Hinds, before viewing the sculpture, which is in Hereford as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the poppies.

The Countess of Wessex will then meet former World War II munitions workers from the Rotherwas Munitions Factory, before being joined by the Dean of Hereford, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, to view the Ascension SAS memorial window inside the cathedral.

The Royal party will also visit Hereford Museum and Art Gallery to experience the Herefordshire in the Great War exhibition and meet local school children who took part in the Herefordshire Schools Remembering WWI arts and writing competition.  The exhibitions form part of the Home Front Herefordshire campaign, which commemorates the county’s significant contribution to the war effort during the First World War.

Poppies: Weeping Window and the Home Front Herefordshire campaign run until Sunday 29 April, so there’s still plenty of time to visit and join over 91,000 people who have already experienced the artwork, from Cardiff and Shoreditch to Manchester and even Canada!

To find out more, visit www.herefordcathedral2018.org.


Photo credit: 14-18 NOW Poppies: Weeping Window, Hereford Cathedral © Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Published: Friday, 20th April 2018