Poppies come back to London

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The official follow-up to the Tower of London poppies, the installation which featured ceramic poppies, visited by over 5 million people, launches in early September.

Where Are The Poppies Now is a global, digital initiative which aims to create an invaluable worldwide archive of stories and memories for future generations. Owners of the 888,246 poppies are invited to “pin” their poppy to a digital map and share their personal story behind each poppy of why or for whom they bought theirs.

Where Are The Poppies Now aims to reunite digitally the poppies from the installation Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper originally at HM Tower of London in 2014. Some of the poppies that were purchased have since travelled as far afield as the USA and Australia, as well as being taken to war graves in memory of relatives who lost their lives in the First World War. This project aims to record all the personal stories behind each poppy on a digital map of the
world and will create an invaluable archive for future generations.