WNO Field

Archived: 2015/2016


Field, was a large scale public installation and memorial for 923 Royal Welch Fusiliers who died at The Battle of the Somme during the WWI and have no known grave. The 923 motion sensitive lights represented the many fallen fusiliers whose names are inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial in France. Some of these men would have served with the author of In Parenthesis, David Jones, during the battle at Mametz Wood in July 1916. The installation was open daily for six weeks and attracted 52,000 visitors. 

Field was a co-creation by Welsh National Opera and Squid Soup to coincide with the premiere of WNO’s opera In Parenthesis.

Highly Commended by the Wales Online Digital Awards 2017

Beautiful exhibit, best seen at dusk, very striking and thought provoking

Simply beautiful. What a tribute to those men that gave their lives for us

Very touching tribute

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