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Weeping Window poppies on show in Belfast

The artwork has been unveiled. Credit: Press Eye

A sculpture honouring those who died during the First World War has been unveiled at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

The Weeping Widow artwork, which was first shown at the Tower of London, is forming part of the Belfast Festival.

The ceramic poppies come from the top floor of the exterior balcony of the museum to the front of the building.

The poppies flow down the side of the building. Credit: Pacemaker

Hundreds of towns and cities have asked to display the piece of art, but Belfast was especially chosen as one of the locations.

Designer Tom Piper said: “It should be free and people should see it everywhere, and I think it should make people think about what the building means in the local area. It allows people to have different ways of appreciating the artwork and contemplating its meaning.”

The installation officially opens on Saturday and will be in place until the start of December.

'Doughboys' exhibition on show at City Hall

A major photographic exhibition documenting the battlefields of the First World War, is on display in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.

American soldiers or 'Doughboys' - the nicknames they had before they were called GIs - provide the focus for the open-air display.

Barbara McCann reports.

Museum masterpieces move into Victoria Square

If you fancy the idea of mixing retail with heritage, then you should head for Belfast's Victoria Square over the next few weeks, where that's exactly what will be happening.

National Museums Northern Ireland is hosting an exhibition with a difference at the shopping complex.

Michelle Napier has been finding out more.


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