First World War poppy sculpture to open in Cardiff

An iconic sculpture made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of World War One is to be unveiled in Cardiff Bay.

Credit: Ciara Cohen-Ennis / ITV Wales

Weeping Window, by artist Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, is from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, was originally at HM Tower of London in 2014.

Visitors will be able to view the sculpture from all sides, for the first time through the Senedd's floor to ceiling windows.

Alongside the Weeping Window, the National Assembly for Wales will also host an exhibition titled Women, War and Peace.

Photojournalist Lee Karen Stow's exhibition features specially commissioned portraits telling the story of Welsh women affected by war.

Two sculptures from Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red are touring until the end of 2018, giving people across the UK the chance to experience the impact of the ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of First World War resonance.

The Weeping Window sculpture will open to the public on Tuesday 8 August and will be in Cardiff until 24 September.