- Shrouds of The Somme
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- Thursday, 08 November 2018 to Sunday, 18 November 2018
- 10:00 - 19:00
Shrouds of The Somme
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, 72,396 shrouded figures will be laid out in rows, shoulder to shoulder covering an area over 4,000 square metres across the South Park Lawn (next to the ArcelorMittal Orbit) within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Each figure represents a British serviceman killed at The Battle of the Somme who has no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields.
The enormous scale of the event demonstrates the true cost of the conflict, whilst remembering those who gave their all as individual men. This is an artwork of international importance which will resonate around the world!
The event is free and fully accessible
Entry will be based on a queuing system, therefore there may be a wait to enter and bag searches will be in place
The site will be mostly outdoors so make sure you dress appropriately for the weather on the day
Nearest station / tube: Stratford / Stratford international. South Park Lawn is then a 10 minute walk from the station
There is no need to book for this event, just simply turn up!