Dramatic Birmingham Blitz sculpture goes on display to mark 75th anniversary

A multi-media sculpture built by schoolchildren and members of the public is being unveiled to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Birmingham Blitz. It's made from 2,241 handcrafted lanterns to represent each person who died. People in the city can enjoy and reflect on the work until Sunday 22nd November, from dusk until 9pm.

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  1. Chris Halpin

Schools build artwork for Birmingham Blitz anniversary

Schoolchildren across Birmingham are helping to create a poignant multi-media memorial to remember those who died in the Birmingham Blitz 75 years ago.

The project has been organised by the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre and involves drama workshops and art classes to try to bring some of the darkest days in Birmingham's history to life for children in the city today.

The final piece will be unveiled to the public on Thursday November 19th outside the Bullring Markets, near to the permanent memorial remembering the 2241 people who died during the Birmingham Blitz.

Ten schools are involved in building the artwork, and ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin met some of the children taking part at Starbank Primary earlier today.

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