there were our own there were the others

to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War silent walks will be held through twenty-four landscapes in the care of the National Trust across England & Wales, in remembrance of those affected by conflict.

guided by Hamish Henderson’s poem ‘End of a Campaign’, which bears witness to ‘our own’ and ‘the others’, a pair of representative poems will be read, and some poppy seeds scattered, at each walk.

Alec Finlay

in collaboration with
Ken Cockburn, Heather H. Yeung, and Luke Allan

June–September, 2014

Commissioned by National Trust
Supported by Arts Council England

 

National Trust, Trust New Art, National Lottery Funding, Arts Council England.