Create a wire poppy sculpture for Remembrance Sunday

People are invited to make a wire poppy at Experience Barnsley on Saturday, 27 September.

Together, the poppies will create a poignant spectacle in the town hall gardens to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Run by artists Faceless, free drop-in workshops will take place in the Learning Lab between 10am and 12noon and 1pm and 3pm.

Five Barnsley schools will also be making the poppies and helping to plant the in the town hall gardens.

Cllr Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for families, individuals or groups of friends to come along and create something very special for Remembrance Sunday. The result will look magnificent and will be a very touching way to pay respects to the memory of those who have been affected in all conflicts.

This is just one of a number of events organised to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. A programme of events is available to view here and can also be picked up from Experience Barnsley Museum.

An exhibition at Experience Barnsley – The Road to War – is on from from Monday, 22 September to Sunday, 11 January, an explores the first year of the conflict, looking at local recruitment and the fever of call up for Barnsley soldiers. Many people have generously donated and loaned items to the exhibition.

Further exhibitions in 2016 and 2018 will follow the story of Barnsley’s soldiers, through call up to armistice, discovering how the war affected their lives and the lives of their families at home.