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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...

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Shrouds for London launched at the HAC

Fabulous evening at the Honourable Artillery Company to launch the Shrouds of the Somme for London. Pretty sure our guests were blown away by the scale of Rob is trying to do - there were even a few tears. So, the crowdfunding campaign is now live and we estimate we...

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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...

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Albert Hall extravaganza

Huge thank you to Steve, Phil and Miranda who once again supported us at their gig at the Albert Hall. Fantastic night. Show of Hands really at the top of their game as ever. Great to meet Jim Carter again who showed his support which means a huge amount. It all gave...

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Sewing non stop again

I am spending pretty much every single waking hour stitching shrouds. The numbers: 72,396 British killed at the Somme whose bodies were never recovered, who lay out there still. Of the 19,240 shrouds I made for the first day, 12,402 are in the new number. So I only...

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The dead

This photo shows the stack of paper on which the 72,396 names of the dead are printed out (once). That in itself speaks volumes. Cut calico stacked up behind ready to stitch into...

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Armistice Day 2016

Such a moving ceremony on Armistice Day with such wonderful people from the Cathedral, SSAFA, all over Bristol people flocked to the shrouds. Over the week we had 85,000 visitors - another quite extraordinary experience. Overwhelmed by the public's response - so much...

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