The Somme in Numbers

This week we have been exhibiting the Shrouds of the Somme in a new format. – the Trench – in Exeter. The Human Cost of War One of the driving ideas behind the Shrouds of the Somme is to create a physical representation of the numbers involved in World War 1. When you...

Lost but not Forgotten – The Shrouds in The Sun, 8 June 2018

A couple of weeks ago the Shrouds of the Somme were featured in an incredibly sensitive and well-written article for the Sun newspaper. The journalist Mike Ridley and legendary photographer Arthur Edwards were both clearly moved as they talked to Rob about the project...

Shrouds at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park November 2018

OPENING DATES & TIMES 8 – 18th November 2018 (10am – 7pm) 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...

A Rifleman reflects

Just under a year ago I was stood in the middle of one of the oldest gardens in the UK surrounded by 19,240 fellow soldiers, all who sadly fell on one day during one of the most horrific battles in British history. Along with thousands of others, we were there to pay...

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...