Tower of London remembering end of first world war 100 years on
Remembrance Sunday is today. The day in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. It is held on the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918.
I visit Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers. As the nation commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War. A new installation at the Tower of London. Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers will fill the moat with thousands of individual flames: a public act of remembrance for the lives of the fallen, honouring their sacrifice.
This new artistic tribute by Designer Tom Piper and Sound Artist Mira Calix will run for eight nights, leading up to and including Armistice Day 2018. The installation also brings together the work of Creative Director Deborah Shaw, Lighting Designer Phil Supple, Staging and Movement Anna Morrissey and Flames and Mist Effect Mike Jones.
Beyond the Deepening Shadow is an evolving installation. Which will unfold each evening over the course of four hours. Between 17:00 and 21:00 each evening, with the Tower moat gradually illuminated by individual flames.