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Poppy Partner Volunteer Opportunities at the Castle and Museum4th Feb 2016

From 30th June until 25th September, we will host the Poppies: Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper specially presented by 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of the First World War. Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below.  Weeping Window will flow from a second floor turret window onto the Castle grounds.

We are offering a unique opportunity for the community to become involved with this awe inspiring sculpture through their Poppy Partner volunteer role. This role will include supporting the Castle and Museum Team to provide a world class visitor experience, through visitor engagement, tours, events and operational support.

Rebecca Berger, Volunteer Coordinator at the Castle and Museum explains, “This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in the national First World War commemorations right here in Perth. If you would like to be involved in sharing this moving art work with our visitors and helping us to create our own meaning and relevance to this historic sculpture please get in touch with us.”

The breath-taking sculptures Weeping Window and Wave are from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.  The installation was originally at HM Tower of London in 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.   In their original setting they captured the public imagination and were visited by over five million people.

To find out more about the Volunteer Poppy Partner role and how to apply visit

W:        www.theblackwatch.co.uk/volunteering
E:         poppypartners@theblackwatch.co.uk 
T:         01738 638 152 Ex 208