Monday, 5 May 2014

             POPPY FIELDS

This year sees the launch of Poppy Fields, a dynamic project by Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre, Michele O'Brien and Hazel Evans, to commemorate the First World War. Poppy Fields is a multi-faceted heritage and arts project incorporating the making of thousands of poppies to be included in site specific performances and an exhibition opening at Lighthouse Gallery on Wednesday 15th October to coincide with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's commemorative concert.

- 5th August - 7.30pm
Poole Park near the fallen trees and Memorial - Book your FREE ticket here 
- 30th August - 7.30 pm
Green Park, Longfleet Road near the Hospital - Book your FREE ticket here
- 11th November - 7pm - Lighthouse Gallery


- 2nd August  - 10am-12pm - Poole Museum
- 23rd August - 11am-1pm - Dolphin Centre
- 13th September - 10.30am-3.30pm - Lighthouse 

- 15th October - 22nd November - Lighthouse Gallery

More information at Lighthouse Poole 

We need thousands of poppies for the Exhibition in October
Please make as many as you can as we are looking to collect thousands made by schools, groups, and the public.

Learn how to make poppies in this video and download the template from Lighthouse website
Then drop them into the following collection venues:
Lighthouse Poole
Poole Library
Bournemouth Library

There are 2 sizes of poppies we want to make. Please feel free make a selection of both.

Materials for basic simple template:
  • Red paper to make the petals
  • tissue paper, craft paper, any kind of red paper.
  • Green paper to make the leaf
  • craft paper, any kind of green paper but not tissue paper
  • Black paper
  • craft paper, any kind of paper but not tissue paper
  • Wire
  • 30 cm (approx). Thick enough to stand rigid with the poppy on the end
You will also need:
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue (not watered down)
We would also like to encourage people to get creative and use different materials to create the poppies. Please use the template as a guideline for size, but feel free to get creative with your ideas for poppy making. For example poppies could be made by using a variety of different methods and materials such as knitting, using wire or metal, collage, material and different fabrics. We look forward to receiving your creations.

This template can be printed out to A4 size to create the poppies

In partnership with The Heritage Lottery Fund, Bournemouth and Poole Cultural Hub,  Borough of Poole, 
Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts, Wave Arts Education Agency, Activate Performing Arts, 
The Arts University Bournemouth and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.