Wanted: 24-hour poppy people
Team of volunteers sought to man the Weeping Window frontline
Written by Liverpool Confidential | Follow @@livconfidential | Thursday, 15 October 2015 09:54
Weeping Window, the installation of ceramic poppies that wowed visitors to the Tower of London last year, is moving ever closer to Liverpool.
Next month the sculpture, part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins, will go on 24-hour display on the façade of St George’s Hall, overlooking St Georges Plateau and the city’s main Cenotaph.
Tower of London Poppies come to Liverpool
The 10-week event, which opens on November 7, is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors and, to cope with the influx, a team of volunteer "ambassadors" are being recruited to man the frontline, if not the barricades.
"The role of the ambassadors will be to welcome, inform and engage with members of the public and any volunteers will be given full training, guidance and supervision and will also get to meet the team behind the work before it is officially opened," say organisers Culture Liverpool.
They are looking for people who can work in four and a half hour shifts, mornings to evenings, with "excellent interpersonal and communication skills," it says here. "They also need to be enthusiastic and flexible and let people know what is happening, when it will be open and what other experiences of activities are going on in the city at that particular time."
The Weeping Window and Wave were was originally at the Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.
Anyone interested can fill in the application form online at www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/poppies
in the ‘Get Involved’ section. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org and the form will be sent out. Individuals won’t be expected to work the full ten weeks and the form will give the applicant the chance to indicate their availability for the ten weeks. They will also be asked to tell the organisers in no more than 300 words why they want to be an Event Ambassador.
The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday October 21.