Jim Carter announced as patron

Jim Carter announced as patron

We are delighted to announce that actor Jim Carter is Patron of Shrouds of the Somme. Jim Carter is perhaps best known to today‘s audiences  for his portrayal of Mr Carson, the butler, in ITV’s hit drama Downton Abbey, for which he has received 4 nominations as...
The pain behind the stitching; how Rob overcame depression

The pain behind the stitching; how Rob overcame depression

Artist Rob Heard has embarked on an extraordinary and awe-inspiring feat.  He is creating an exhibition of 72,396 shrouded figures, each individually hand stitched, to remember soldiers who died at the Battle of the Somme but who still have no named grave. He is doing...
Shrouds of the Somme launches in London

Shrouds of the Somme launches in London

Shrouds of the Somme, a powerful emotive art project depicting the massive loss of life at the Battle of the Somme was launched yesterday in London at the Honourable Artillery Company with a crowdfunding campaign.  If successful in raising the £150,000 needed the...
Gearing up for London campaign launch

Gearing up for London campaign launch

Things are really beginning to ramp up a gear.  In just 10 days we launch our crowdfunding campaign to take Shrouds of the Somme to London, and we will need your help!  The campaign will mean that everyone, across the country can be a part of helping to make this...
80,000 people visit Shrouds of the Somme in Bristol

80,000 people visit Shrouds of the Somme in Bristol

Bristol Cathedral hosted the breathtaking ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ during a week which marked both Armistice Day and the end of the Battle of the Somme. 19,240 hand-stitched shrouded figures each representing a serviceman of the British Empire who died on the first day...