My new book Poppies, Pomp And People included the first full written account of how the awesome ‘Poppies In The Moat’ sculpture was achieved. It included statements and interviews by the key players, including Paul Cummins, who had the inspirational, original idea and Tom Piper, who brilliantly designed the setting.
It is thrilling that this is now being followed by a powerful initiative to contact many of the people who bought the acrylic Poppies and learn about where they are now around the world and listening to the stories behind why they were bought. Copied below is a link and explanation of Paul Schofield’s excellent initiative. To buy Poppies. Pomp and People, please use this link.
‘Three years on, Phillip Schofield is fronting a Where Are The Poppies Now campaign to discover the journeys they have taken. The movie will see the ITV presenter encourage poppy-holders across the world to ‘pin’ their poppy to their location on an online map and share the story behind why they bought them.
Launched by 14-18 Now, the arts programme for the First World War centenary celebrations, the campaign aims to digitally reunite all 888,246 faux blooms created by Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.’