Tower Of London Moat To Glow With Thousands Of Individual Flames This November

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Tower Of London Moat To Glow With Thousands Of Individual Flames This November

The Tower of London's moat will glow with thousands of individual flames this November — in a dazzling and moving display marking 100 years since the end of the first world war. Here's what you need to know.

Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers: What is it?

Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers is an 'evolving installation' which commemorates the centenary of the end of the first world war. Each night for eight nights — between 5pm and 9pm — the Tower moat will gradually be filled with thousands of individually lit flames.

The installation begins with a procession led by the Yeoman Warders, who'll emerge from the Tower to ceremonially light the first flame. Volunteers will then proceed to light the rest of the installation over four hours, gradually creating a circle of light, radiating from the Tower.

The spectacle will be accompanied by a specially-commissioned sound installation. At the centre of this is a new choral work, with words from war poet Mary Borden's Sonnets to a Soldier.

When is it happening?

Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers takes place every evening between 5pm and 9pm, from 4-11 November. The finale is on Armistice Day itself — exactly 100 years since the end of the first world war.

How do I watch it?

Members of the public are invited to the Tower of London to see the installation each night. It's free to view from Tower Hill and the Tower concourse. Special ticketed access is provided to the moat itself. This costs £5 per person.

Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers, runs each evening from 4-11 November.

Last Updated 20 September 2018