Mrs Pauline Latham OBE MP is delighted to invite the Marketing Derby Bondholders to Derby Silk Mill Museum to hear about the exciting return home of the poppies from the Tower of London to Derby.
Local Derby artist, former University of Derby student and fellow Bondholder, Paul Cummins, was commissioned by the Tower of London to commemorate, in 2015, the centenary of the start of the First World War.
His work, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, consisted of 888,246 ceramic poppies to signify each British and colonial soldier’s life lost in the war.
Bondholders were incredibly lucky to be invited to Paul's studio in Derby where we played a very small part in creating our own poppies for the installation.
Derby is one of the few cities chosen to host the poppy installation, which will be on display at the Silk Mill Museum from 9th June to 23rd July 2017, attracting an estimated 200,000 visitors to the city from the UK and abroad.
We hope you can join us for breakfast to hear about the plans, the impact it will have on the city, and how you can play your part in the poppies' homecoming.