QUEENSGATE THE SKY OF POPPIES

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THE FIRST POPPY-QUEENSGATE THE SKY OF POPPIES-commemorating the centenary of The Battle of The Somme-Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

The first poppy is the beginning of the creation of an art installation commissioned by Queensgate Shopping Centre Peterborough to commemorate the centenary of The Battle of The Somme in World War I. The first poppy is the first of over 1000 hand felted poppies to be included in the installation with each poppy representing […]

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THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME WORLD WAR I 1916 WWI Commemoration Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

The battle of the Somme in 1916 was the bloodiest battle in British history with 58,000 casualties- third of these deaths-on the first day alone and over a million casualties on all sides when it finished on the 18th November 1916. The actual battle itself began on the 1st July 1916 at 7:30am with the […]

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THE SKY OF POPPIES Art Installation Queensgate Shopping Centre Peterborough by WWI Commemoration Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

THE SKY OF POPPIES was an Art Installation in Queensgate Shopping Centre that commemorated The battle of the Somme in 1916 and the men from Peterborough that died in that infamous and iconic battle in WWI. Its now 2 years from its installation and the affects of the beautiful installation and the community project behind […]

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THE QUEENSGATE SKY OF POPPIES-THE SYMBOLISM AND MEANING by WWI Commemoration and Nature Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

I met my husband 20 years ago in a beer tent whilst we both took part in the first English Heritage multi- period re-enactment event. I was in an English Civil War group and he was an officer in The Great War Society. My introduction to World War began although to be honest it was […]

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THE SKY OF POPPIES- A Month to Installation

Today it is a month until the SKY OF POPPIES is installed overnight in Queensgate Shopping Centre on the 23rd June.THIS DATE HAS NOW CHANGED TO THE 6TH JULY 10AM!!! It feels like a lot of time but then it feels too close as there is still much to complete.            […]

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THE QUEENSGATE SKY OF POPPIES with WWI Commemoration Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill-The Inspiration and Free Workshops.

I am very excited to announce that I have been commissioned by Queensgate Shopping Centre Peterborough to create a major new art installation to commemorate the centenary of The Battle of The Somme in 1916. This installation will be in place from the 6th July until 13th November 2016 in North Square Queensgate Shopping Centre. […]

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THE QUEENSGATE SKY OF POPPIES by ARTIST CHARRON PUGSLEY-HILL

THE QUEENSGATE  SKY OF POPPIES is an art installation that will commemorate The Battle of The Somme in World War I, a hundred years on. It will be installed in Queensgate Shopping Centre from the 6th July  until the 13th November to co-incide with the timings of the battle itself. Visitors will stand,walk and see […]

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