The stunning art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marks one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, the breathtaking installation will see 888,246 ceramic poppies fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer ending on the 11th November, with each poppy representing a British military fatality during the war.
At the end of the installation the moat will be filled with poppies creating a sea of red, inspired by a line in the will of a Derbyshire man who died in Flanders, knowing that everyone was dead and he was surrounded by blood, the man wrote: ‘The Blood Swept lands and seas of red, where angels fear to tread.’ You can buy one of these beautiful hand-made poppies for £25 with at least 10% of the proceeds being split between six service charities, if all poppies are sold they hope to make millions for their chosen charities. You can order your poppy here.
Here at fabulous we stock Kleshna poppies, beautiful sparkling poppies designed to be worn everyday to show your support for the armed forces past and present. 15% from every sale goes to the Royal British Legion.