OPENING DATES & TIMES
23 Aug – 16 Sept 2018 10am–8pm
An evocative exhibition, remembering the thousands of servicemen who died in the Battle of The Somme but who have no known grave, is to be held in Belfast at the end of the summer.
The ‘Shrouds Of The Somme’ project is a powerful piece of commemorative art which marks the centenary of the end of the First World War by remembering more than 72,000 Commonwealth servicemen who were killed at the Somme who have no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered and whose names are engraved on the Thiepval Memorial.
For the artwork, artist Rob Heard has hand stitched and bound 72,396 figures, one for each fatality: the shrouds depict a human form, individually shaped, shrouded and made to a name.
From 23 August – 16 September, 3,762 of the miniature shrouded figures will be laid out in the Garden of Remembrance at Belfast City Hall, representing those from the Ulster and Irish regiments, or from Belfast, with no known grave and whose names are on the Thiepval Memorial.
Location: Garden of Remembrance, Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS
By Train: Translink operate regular train services to and from Belfast City Centre. For up-to-date information on timetables please visit www.translink.co.uk. Central station and Great Victoria Street are both within walking distance to city hall.
By Bus: Translink operate a range of services to Belfast City Centre. For up-to-date information on timetables please visit www.translink.co.uk
By Air: George Best Belfast City Airport is a 10-15 minute drive to City Hall, with regular bus links and taxi or car hire available at the airport. For full details visit www.belfastcityairport.com.
Belfast International Airport is a 20-30 minute drive to City Hall with regular bus links and taxi or car hire available at the airport. For full details visit www.belfastairport.com.
Further location details at: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tourism-venues/cityhall/cityhall-info.aspx