Poppy Umbrellas Installed For This Years Centenary Remembrance Day.
October 30, 2018
Here at Jollybrolly you know we are big fans of art that feature umbrellas. However, we loved seeing that an eye-catching art installation has been created in Halifax as part of the town’s activities leading up to this year’s centenary Remembrance Day on November 11.
It has been 100 years since the end of the first world war, so to mark it appropriately 30 giant red poppy umbrellas have been suspended above Princess Street in the town centre. These special poppy umbrellas replace the conventional umbrellas which have already attracted pedestrians attention of the area over recent weeks.
The poppies being suspended high above the street near the starting point of the Remembrance Day Parade, which will begin outside Halifax Town Hall at 10:20 am on Sunday, November 11 2018.
This project has been commissioned and organised by Halifax BID, which is an initiative supporting commercial and residential communities in the town. The organisation is committed to helping out the local community in and around the area and are also able to support the towns centenary weekend activities.
The poppy umbrellas are the just the only event marking the centenary event but also there will be an unveiling of 500 aluminium poppies which were all design and made within the local area. These small 4.5 inch poppies will occupy a space covering 12 ft by 7ft at Halifax minister with public viewing dates to be confirmed.
If you are in or around the area then this is definitely one to go and check out. If you have seen any amazing umbrella art installations we would love to see them.