The oil painting Poppies, by Stanley Spencer, has gone on display in the north transept of St Paul’s cathedral in London. It will be on loan to the cathedral from Newark Council until 18th November 2016. The work is part of First World War Commemorations, and is specifically to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme (1st July to 18th November 1916) during which over one million British, French, Commonwealth and German soldiers were wounded or killed. The loan costs and display case have been funded by a generous donor.
Free lunchtime talk – Poppies and Crosses: The War Art of Stanley Spencer
The Bishop of Chelmsford, 13:00, 18th July in The Wren Suite – Pre-book here: