What is Poppies: Wave?
Poppies: Wave is one of two sculptures from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at the Tower of London in the summer and autumn of 2014. Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks; and Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.
The two sculptures are now being brought to audiences at venues across the country by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary as part of the Poppies tour.
What will I be able to see at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial?
CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial is one of two locations in 2017 where visitors will be able to see Poppies: Wave.
When and what time can I see Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial?
The sculpture is free to view all day, seven days a week from 23 August until 19 November 2017.
Volunteers will be at the memorial to greet visitors between 10am and 6pm daily.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to book in advance to see Poppies: Wave?
There is no need to book in advance to see Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial.
How close can I get to Poppies: Wave?
Visitors can get close-up views of Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, with access allowing them to get within metres of the sculpture. However, visitors are asked not to touch the sculpture.
How accessible is Poppies: Wave?
Poppies: Wave at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial is easily accessible, meaning people with mobility issues can experience the sculpture. However, some parts of the memorial may be difficult to reach due to steps.
I would like to bring a group to see Poppies: Wave. How do I do this?
We welcome groups to come and see Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial. If you require assistance planning your visit, please email email@example.com with more details about your group and when you would like to visit. There will also be a broad range of cultural and heritage events and talks, coordinated and funded by Plymouth City Council and the CWGC, at the memorial and across venues in Plymouth from August to November. We will confirm details on this website closer to the opening of Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a school, are there any workshops planned for Poppies: Wave which our school can take part in?
We are developing a comprehensive and diverse learning and engagement programme for schools.
We will confirm details of our offer to schools on this website closer to the opening of Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial. To register your interest please email email@example.com.
Am I allowed to take photos and film Poppies: Wave?
You are welcome to take photos and video for personal use and we would encourage you to share these on social media using the hashtag #PoppiesTour. Please note that any photos and video taken are for personal use only and may not be recreated or used for commercial purposes.
Media and Press
If you are a media outlet interested in photographing or filming Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, then please contact CWGC’s Press Office on 01628 507163 or 01628 507102 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the poppies be for sale?
The two poppy sculptures that are being presented across the UK are from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red originally seen at the Tower of London.
They were bought for the nation by the Clore Duffield Foundation and the Backstage Trust (one of the Sainsbury's charities). The military charities benefited from the sale of these poppies in the same way as the poppies which were purchased by individuals. No new poppies are being made for the tour so there are no further poppies available to buy.
Is there a quiet space for reflection?
We have provided a space at the CWGC Information Centre next to the sculpture where you will be able to leave your written memories, and reflections of the sculpture and the First World War itself.
We would like to encourage visitors to share their memories or thoughts by using one of our memory cards which are available to complete.
How can I volunteer for Poppies: Wave?
We have had a great response to our call for Poppy volunteers, but we are looking for more.
Anyone wishing to sign up and be part of Poppies: Wave should email email@example.com.
You must be aged 18+ and be prepared to work outside. All training and a uniform will be given by CWGC.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, please see below.
Will there be refreshments available?
There are no catering facilities on site at the memorial, however there are a number of eateries, restaurants, cafes, and shops nearby on the Hoe.
Are there any public toilets, including disabled and baby changing facilities?
There are several public toilet facilities located nearby on the Hoe.
Where else can I see Poppies: Wave?
Wave and Weeping Window will be touring to selected locations around the UK until autumn 2018 after which they will be gifted to the Imperial War Museums.
Click here to find out where else you can see Wave and Weeping Window.
How can I find out more about Poppies: Wave?
You can find out more about Poppies: Wave and other arts events as part of the arts programme for the First World War centenary on the 14-18 NOW website.