Poppies, the highly evocative symbol of Remembrance Day, are part of a planned ‘living stage’ for a special and unique community and arts event commemorating the courage of Cornish men who fought in the bloody battlefields of World War 1.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, with its vivid crimson poppy fields, together with WildWorks Theatre Company are raising funds for the staging of 100: The Day Our World Changed, a re-telling of the lives of local brave soldiers and the stories of those they left behind.
Taking place on August 3rd 2014 ‘from dawn to dusk’, and from the harbour of Mevagissey to the sweeping fields of Heligan, the event will involve many local people of all ages, with music and images created against the backdrop of fields and traditional land practices.
This is the first in a four year series to commemorate the Cornish contingent that went to war 100 years ago.
To support the crowdfunder campaign please go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/100 , where help is also sought to sow poppy seeds and to create memory boxes, special flags and music for local choirs and bands to perform.
Nick Waddington, resort manager at CLC Trenython Manor hotel at Tywardreath, applauded the work being done for what will undoubtedly prove a moving event on the Cornish calendar for this and the years up to 2018.