13th November 2018 -
ArcelorMittal Orbit Stratford, London
A MAJOR piece of art, depicting more than 72,000 servicemen killed in Britain’s bloodiest battle, will form a focal point as the nation commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War. The ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ will bring home the sheer scale of human sacrifice in the battle that came to epitomise the bloodshed of the 1914-18 war – the Battle of the Somme.
All 72,396 shrouds, created by one man, will be laid out shoulder to shoulder for the first time covering over 4000 square metres in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Each is made to represent an individual British Commonwealth serviceman killed in the battle who has no known grave and whose name is engraved on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
A great way to view this incredible installation is from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, this birds eye view will show the exhibition in its finest form as well as views across London.
We then move to the Holiday Inn at Westfield Stratford City for afternoon tea to complete your day.
Pick Up Points:
11.30H Great Yeldham
11.37H Castle Hedingham
11.45H Sible Hedingham
Please note: Due to restrictions we are unable to transport people from the Orbit to The Holiday Inn so some walking is required.
14.00H Entry to ArcelorMittal Orbit to view the Shrouds of The Somme
16.30H Afternoon Tea at Holiday Inn, Stratford City
Depart Stratford approx. 17.30H
Book NOW for £30.00pp deposit.
All visits are subject to minimum numbers being met.
£49.00 inclusive of Executive Mini Coach travel to and from Stratford, entrance to ArcelorMittal Orbit to view Shrouds of The Somme and afternoon tea.