Call Out for Volunteers for ‘Poppies: Weeping Window’ in Perth

March 24, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

The Black Watch Castle and Museum are proud to be hosting Poppies: Weeping Window by Paul Cummins, Artist and Tom Piper, Designer Museum on 30th June and run until 25th September 2016, specially presented by 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks.

These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper are now brought to audiences at venues across the country as part of the 14-18 NOW programme. As with all 14-18 NOW projects, the presentation of these sculptures to new audiences across the United Kingdom aims to prompt a new, nationwide dialogue around the legacy of the First World War.

The Black Watch Museum is a focal point for remembrance and learning about the Great War and other conflicts. A stunning setting easily accessible from most of Scotland’s major population centres, Weeping Window will flow from a second floor turret window onto the Castle grounds.

The Castle and Museum is looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver a world class visitor experience to everyone who visits the Weeping Window sculpture by Paul Cummins, Artist and Tom Piper, Designer while it is on display at Balhousie Castle.

Volunteers who are keen to be involved with this moving First World War commemoration are welcome.

Anyone aged 16+

Thursday 30th July to Sunday 25th September 2016

9.30am – 1.30pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Training Dates   
Either Saturday 25th June 10.00am – 12.00pm or Monday 27th June 6.00pm – 8.00pm

You will be provided with a Poppy Partner t-shirt and lunch. As a thank you, Poppy Partners will also have unlimited access to the Museum for one year.

Full details of the role can be seen on the Poppy Partner Role Description. If you enjoy engaging with people and want to be part of this unique opportunity you can complete the Poppy Partner Application Form and return it The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Hay Street,Perth,PH1 5HR or email it to received your form has been received you will be contacted by telephone.

Image Credit: Matt McNulty