TODAY: Poppy Installation at St Paul's

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TODAY: Poppy Installation at St Paul's

Pay a visit to St Paul's today and you'll witness 5,000 poppies scattered beneath the Dome in an art installation remembering the involvement of children in war.

Viewed from ground level, the 30 foot wide installation created by artist Ted Harrison, will seem like a random scattering of red petals but hike it up to the Whispering Gallery, and images of child soldiers, from conflicts past and present, appear.

While you're there, check in with the Occupy camp outside, which will observe the Two Minutes Silence at 11am this morning and has promised not to overshadow any remembrance activities at the Cathedral this weekend. Indeed, the camp are preparing their own activities, crafting huge fabric poppies and creating a remembrance wall, as well as hosting talks, discussions and a documentary screening.

Last admission to St Paul's is 4pm. Normal admission charges apply (Adult: £14.50 Child: £5.50).

Last Updated 11 November 2011