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A strik­ing pro­jec­tion of pop­pies will fill the nave of St Al­bans Cathe­dral as events be­gin to mark the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War next month.

The light and sound in­stal­la­tion, Poppy Field (shown above at Lich­field Cathe­dral), will fea­tures the names of lo­cal sol­diers who fought in the con­flict and fall­ing rose pe­tals pro­jected over the shrine of St Al­ban. A sound art­work ac­com­pa­nies the pro­jec­tion and in­cludes four First World War po­ems read by ac­tor Ed­die Red­mayne. The free event takes place on Oc­to­ber 26-27 from 7.30-11pm.

Hert­ford­shire Cho­rus in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the BBC Con­cert Orches­tra will per­form a pro­gramme of mu­sic on Oc­to­ber 20 to mark the end of the con­flict.

En­ti­itled Morn­ing He­roes, the con­cert at Wat­ford Colos­seum will show­case three pieces that pay trib­ute to the First World War sol­diers: Arthur Bliss’ Morn­ing He­roes, Ben­jamin Brit­ten’s Bal­lad of He­roes and Ivor Gur­ney’s A Glouces­ter­shire Rhapsody.

With nar­ra­tion by ac­tor Sam West, the con­cert will be broad­cast on Ra­dio 3. Tick­ets for the con­cert cost from £12 via wat­ford­colos­

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