Taking time to reflect

Well it’s been a busy week so far with the children’s summer activity programme in full swing but in addition to that I’ve been making special preparations for an event to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

The Museum & Art Gallery is participating in an event called ‘Lights Out.’

At 10pm on 4 August 2014,  buildings in the UK  are invitedto transform their appearance by turning out their lights, leaving a single light visible to the public. The single light left on could be in a number of different forms and can be both simple and creative. If buildings cannot go dark due to health and safety or any other reason, leaving a single light, prominently placed, will be just as inspirational.

We have decorated the glass fronted stairwell to the rear of the building with a cascade of poppies which will be illuminated by a single light between 10pm and 11pm.

People can take part in whatever way they chose and with whatever thoughts they have about the moment that Britain joined the First World War one hundred years ago. For more information go to: www.1418now.org.uk/lights-outcreate-your-moment/

Getting the poppies applied to the glass was a tricky business, especially for me! However help was at hand as Stephen and Neal from Nine Point High design company generously popped in and gave me a hand! Thanks chaps!Poppies

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