Monday, 18 July 2016

Nursery and Armageddon

Next week July 28 we will be hosting an all day drop in workshop at Stourhead the National Trust property in Wiltshire. The workshop will create toys which will serve as models for the fifth and last installation in our sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget." which commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the community. This installation will commemorate Henry Hoare, the 29 year old heir to Stourhead, who was killed in 1917 in Palestine. He was trying to rescue horses under fire. His parents received the news of his death on Christmas Eve. The nursery will commemorate his happy childhood but there will be echoes of the war that engulfed Europe and the local community. We also have in mind the trench art in which soldiers on all sides made artifacts including toys from odds and ends. A brochure detailing the trail will be available at the visitors' centre at Stourhead.  You can see more a bout the trail on the page above.

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