£2.5 million funding for poppies tour announced in government’s spending review

14-18 NOW today announced the three venues that have been chosen to host the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window in 2016: Lincoln Castle; The Black Watch Museum in Perth, Scotland; and Caernarfon Castle, Wales. Last week the government also announced a further £2.5m grant to 14-18 NOW to take the poppies to a further 12 locations across the UK beyond 2016. The new presentations by 14-18 NOW will give people across the UK the chance to experience the impact of the ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of particular First World War resonance. Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW, said: “We are delighted that we can now take the poppies to more places across the UK over the next three years, presenting a wonderful opportunity for even more people to experience these iconic

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