Over the last century, remembrance has become an entrenched part of Britain’s national consciousness, from the two minutes’ silence on Remembrance Sunday to the wearing of the red poppy. In this centenary year, many innovative forms of commemoration are encouraging all generations to re-examine the purpose and appearance of remembrance. The CWGC is proud to be partnering with several organisations to achieve this aim.
Visit “At the Going Down of the Sun” Exhibition at Bristol Cathedral
The lives of war casualties will be remembered through a new photography exhibition at Bristol Cathedral following a four-year project to chronicle graves and memorials in the West Country.
Photographer Marko Dutka’s ‘At the Going Down of the Sun’ exhibition marks the centenary of the end of the First World War by showing graves and memorials from the Bristol and Bath region at sunset and in the twilight.
The nocturnal views give a new perspective on the graves and memorials, many of which are looked after by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and can be viewed in the grand setting of Bristol Cathedral until 18 November 2018.
The project was inspired by the Laurence Binyon poem ‘For the Fallen’ and features images of Commonwealth, civilian and enemy war graves, war memorials and associated bomb and air crash sites photographer between the dusk and dawn.
Nine of the images will be accompanied by QR codes that visitors can scan to listen to oral histories from people who knew those buried.
The installation will be the hub of several public engagements, artist guided tours, a book, workshops and integration with the Royal British Legion during the Remembrance fortnight starting with The Bristol Poppy Appeal Launch at the Cathedral on Friday 26 October.
A crowd-fund appeal has been launched to generate funding for a 50-image book based on the project, please find out more by clicking here
For more information on the exhibit see https://bristol-cathedral.co.uk/whats-on/at-the-going-down-of-the-sun