Be part of this national cause, help crowdfund to honour their sacrifice.
Help to make this breathtaking piece of community art a reality. Crowdfunding is about communal effort towards a common aim. By funding the project together we will collectively honour the men who made the ultimate sacrifice for our shared freedom.
We will never forget them
To mark the end of the First World War 100 years later, Somerset artist Rob Heard is creating 72,396 shrouded figures to physically represent each of the British servicemen (and 829 South African infantrymen) killed at the Somme whose bodies were never recovered. This is an extension of his 2016 installation where he created and laid out 19,240 shrouds representing those killed on the first day of the Somme.
In order to achieve this internationally important piece of community art we are crowdfunding, and ask you to join us in helping make this vision a reality.
The Shrouds of the Somme is a new form of remembrance: each individual is remembered, honoured and represented by a hand stitched shrouded figure. Completing this staggering feat will take Rob a total of 15,000 hours and if he achieves it, the installation will be on display in London in November 2018 to mark the Centenary of Armistice Day.
Their legacy for our future
We will produce a visit and research programme for local schools to engage children of all ages and backgrounds in WW1 and Remembrance.