The breathtaking sculpture Wave, is a magnificent sweeping arch of bright red poppies (originally seen at the Tower of London as part of the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’) is making its way to the Imperial War Museum North later this year and this is your chance to be there! On this fascinating stay we also visit Arley Hall & Gardens.
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – We take you to Manchester, where we have included entry into the Imperial War Museum North which will be hosting a major exhibition Lest We Forget? It will also present Wave, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper as part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies. Inside, the Lest We Forget? exhibition will explore how symbols of commemoration – from the iconic poppy to the two-minute silence – have endured for a century, but also sparked controversy. Highlights of the exhibition include works of art which were intended for a ‘Hall of Remembrance’ that was never realised.
Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Arley Hall & Gardens for free time before we make our way home. Arley Hall & Gardens is one of the most attractive stately homes in the North West and boasts enormous character, charm and interest. The Gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest and are particularly celebrated for the magnificent double herbaceous border.
Holiday Inn Warrington ***
This comfortable hotel offers well appointed and modern rooms with tea and coffee making facilities.
1 night dinner, bed & breakfast
Visit to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester to see the ‘Poppies on Tour’ display
Admission to Arley Hall & Gardens
DEPARTURE DATE DAYS FROM S/SUPP
Sat 17 Nov 2 £119 £119