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Display of poppies starts tour.

CERAMIC poppies first seen at the Tower of London have formed a new display in Orkney.

The Weeping Window sculpture, in memory of World War I, has been installed at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall where the public can view the work until June 12.

The art work sees poppies emerging from a window high on the front of the cathedral, spreading down to cover part of the steps.

The Orkney display is part of a UK-wide tour organised by arts programme 14-18 Now to take poppy sculptures to sites including Lincoln Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the Black Watch Museum in Perth.

Nigel Hinds, executive producer of 14-18 Now, said: "We are looking after almost 12,000 ceramic poppies for the time being to take them around the country to allow more people to experience the power of the displays."

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Apr 23, 2016
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