To mark the 100 year anniversary of the First World War ceramic artist Paul Cummins, along with stage designer Tom Piper are creating an installation in The Tower of London's famous dry moat. The moat will be filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each poppy representing a British or Colonial military fatality during the war.The poppies will encircle the Tower, creating not only a spectacular display but also creating a powerful visual commemoration. Volunteers began placing the poppies several weeks ago and the installation will continue throughout the summer until a final flower is planted on November 11th.
Each ceramic poppy will be available to buy for £25 from 5 August 2014. 10% from each poppy, plus all net proceeds, of all poppies sold will be shared equally amongst six service charities.
To register your interest in buying a poppy or to just learn more about the installation click here