Poppies at Portsdown

A wave of bright red poppies sweep over an embankment at Fort Nelson on top of Portsdown Hill.

The sculpture was created by artist Paul Cummins and  designer Tom Piper Wave was created by artist Paul Cummins and  designer Tom Piper at Fort Nelson for the 14-18 NOW arts project it commemorates the centenary of World War One.

 The Wave

The Wave

The hundreds of ceramic poppies were previously part of the installation at the Tower of London and now stunning visitors to the Royal Armouries Museum.

The sculpture will be on display until Sunday 24th June.

While the Wave is on display daily talks will focus on life at the fort during the war and on the collection of artillery from the period.

For more information: - Fort Nelson