Sun 11 Nov 18

08:00 - 20:00

Trinity Church, within Trinity Green

FREE EVENT

Event Details

Point Me To The Skies - 1245 Sunflowers

Join us as we mark 100 years since the end of conflict with a symbolic and reflective event remembering the lives of those from our Borough who went to war and never returned.

Event details:

  • 8am-6.30pm – installation open in Trinity Church (please note there will be a 2 minute silence at 11am)
  • 7pm-8pm – special performance from 1245 Voices Choir

This moving event will mark the end of a four year project which began in 2014 when the people of Stockton-on-Tees came together to grow sunflowers in memory of their Great War dead.  This was inspired by Stockton’s Book of Remembrance, which lists 1245 soldiers who died in the Great War. 

Each sunflower grown in the summer of 2014 was used to commemorate one of the soldiers listed in the Book of Remembrance and the sunflowers were brought together to form the heart of a moving tribute which culminated in a 1245 minute vigil during which all the names were read out in the Parish Church. You can read some of the stories of the 1245 here. You can also view the picture highlights from the 2014 event here.

1245 Sunflowers will conclude with a moving art installation to mark the centenary of the end of conflict. Transforming Trinity Church with a stunning commemorative sunflower display created from recycled materials, the unique ‘Point Me To The Skies’ installation will provide a space for reflection to commemorate and remember those who served our country, many of whom lost their lives. The day will close with a moving commemoration from the 1245 Voices Choir, remembering the Great War with music and words. 

Mike McGrother has been working with a host of groups and volunteers to create something very special. As you can see from the images below, people from across our Borough have been busy crafting beautiful sunflowers from recycled plastic bottles, choirs and singers have been rehearsing for the 1245 voices tribute and hardy volunteers have been preparing the grounds at Trinity Church.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Following our 1245 Sunflowers remembrance event on Sunday 11 November, a limited number of the sunflowers will be available to buy for a donation with all proceeds shared equally between the Mayor’s Charity-The Royal British Legion and SSAFA-The Armed Forces Charity.  

Sunflowers will be available for two weeks after the event from our Rediscover Stockton Shop on the high street (134B High Street, Stockton-On-Tees TS18 1LP).

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11/11/2018 08:00 11/11/2018 20:00 Europe/London Point Me To The Skies - 1245 Sunflowers

Join us as we mark 100 years since the end of conflict with a symbolic and reflective event remembering the lives of those from our Borough who went to war and never returned.

Event details:

  • 8am-6.30pm – installation open in Trinity Church (please note there will be a 2 minute silence at 11am)
  • 7pm-8pm – special performance from 1245 Voices Choir

This moving event will mark the end of a four year project which began in 2014 when the people of Stockton-on-Tees came together to grow sunflowers in memory of their Great War dead.  This was inspired by Stockton’s Book of Remembrance, which lists 1245 soldiers who died in the Great War. 

Each sunflower grown in the summer of 2014 was used to commemorate one of the soldiers listed in the Book of Remembrance and the sunflowers were brought together to form the heart of a moving tribute which culminated in a 1245 minute vigil during which all the names were read out in the Parish Church. You can read some of the stories of the 1245 here. You can also view the picture highlights from the 2014 event here.

1245 Sunflowers will conclude with a moving art installation to mark the centenary of the end of conflict. Transforming Trinity Church with a stunning commemorative sunflower display created from recycled materials, the unique ‘Point Me To The Skies’ installation will provide a space for reflection to commemorate and remember those who served our country, many of whom lost their lives. The day will close with a moving commemoration from the 1245 Voices Choir, remembering the Great War with music and words. 

Mike McGrother has been working with a host of groups and volunteers to create something very special. As you can see from the images below, people from across our Borough have been busy crafting beautiful sunflowers from recycled plastic bottles, choirs and singers have been rehearsing for the 1245 voices tribute and hardy volunteers have been preparing the grounds at Trinity Church.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Following our 1245 Sunflowers remembrance event on Sunday 11 November, a limited number of the sunflowers will be available to buy for a donation with all proceeds shared equally between the Mayor’s Charity-The Royal British Legion and SSAFA-The Armed Forces Charity.  

Sunflowers will be available for two weeks after the event from our Rediscover Stockton Shop on the high street (134B High Street, Stockton-On-Tees TS18 1LP).

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