Poppy Project at Ordsall Hall

30th June 2014

Salford Community Leisure Arts Development team have been running a series of workshops throughout the Salford area delivering a World War One Centenary Commemoration Project, bringing people across Salford together through creative activities.

Artists Mark Mennell, Jane Dennerly and Claire Hignett have been working collaboratively on this innovative World War One inspired participatory arts project taking inspiration from the theme of remembrance; both historical and contemporary, participants have explored what it means to commemorate. So far we have engaged with the following groups:

  • Poppy projectLittle Hulton Peel Park Arts Group
  • Any Yarn Goes Knitting Group
  • Salford Women's Centre
  • Refugee Action
  • Pendleton Library Coffee Morning Group
  • Eccles Community Art Gallery
  • START in Salford
  • Residents of Brierley House Little Hulton

We also ran workshops at the Spirit of Salford weekend.

The participants have created some stunning felt poppies which will go on display at Ordsall Hall as a bed spread in the Great Chamber and have created mosaic poppies to be installed in the grounds of the Hall. All pieces will be on display from Sunday 3 August 2014, to respectfully mark the centenary of World War One. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For more information please contact Fay on 0161 686 5231 or email fay.flatt@scll.co.uk

World War One exhibitions currently on display

You can visit both Ordsall Hall and Salford Museum and Art Gallery to view exhibitions currently on display to mark the World War One centenary. You can see the '100 Years Ago: Salford at War' exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery and the 'Mud, Sweat and Tears: the story of Ordsall's allotments' exhibition at Ordsall Hall. 

World War One Centenary - Salford Remembers website

You can also visit our World War One Centenary - Salford Remembers website for more information on the timeline, history, artefacts and related events programmed to mark the centenary. 

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