Beyond the Deepening Shadow

Address:
Tower of London, Tower Hill, London
Tel:
0203 166 6000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
4th to 11th November 2018
5 PM to 9 PM
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon, Sun, Mar-Oct); 9 AM to 5.30 PM (Tue-Sat, Mar-Oct); 10 AM to 4.30 PM (Mon, Sun, Nov-Feb); 9 AM to 4.30 PM (Tue-Sat, Nov-Feb); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Tickets for inside the moat have now sold out, but you can still view the poppies for free from the concourse
See hrp.org.uk
Note: Because of the flames, children under the age of 11 will not be permitted inside the moat

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A few years ago the Tower wowed London with their display of ceramic poppies inside the moat, but this one promises to be even better, because this year they are lighting thousands of individual flames.

Beyond the Deepening Shadow will mark the centenary of the end of World War I with a moving display that will evolve and grow each night until the 11th November.

Between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM each evening the moat will gradually fill with flames alongside a specially-commissioned soundscape and brand-new choral work that uses words from Mary Borden's Sonnets to a Soldier.

The event will begin when a procession of Yeoman Warders emerge from the Tower of London to light the first flame. A pre-selected team of volunteers will then proceed to light the rest of the flames, increasing the size of the circle each night to create a powerful symbol of remembrance.

Members of the public can watch the installation evolve each night, and join in the public acts of commemoration.

Note: You will need a ticket to get inside the moat itself, but you can view the flames for free from the surrounding concourse. The flames will only be lit between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM.

 

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