Art trail planned in Bury to commemorate the end of the First World War

David Kemp (chairman of the Bury St Edmunds branch of the Royal British Legion), Sue Smith (fund-raising manager at My WiSH), Mark Cordell (chief executive of Ourburystedmunds) and Sally Daniels (fund-raising officer at My WiSH)
David Kemp (chairman of the Bury St Edmunds branch of the Royal British Legion), Sue Smith (fund-raising manager at My WiSH), Mark Cordell (chief executive of Ourburystedmunds) and Sally Daniels (fund-raising officer at My WiSH)
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Artists are needed for an ambitious two-year project in Bury St Edmunds to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

They are being asked to produce work on subjects connected to the Great War which will be displayed in public spaces and buildings across the town in a trail in 2018.

Announced in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, the project will support West Suffolk Hospital’s charity My WiSH and follows in the footsteps of Bury’s highly successful Wolf Trail last year.

My WiSH has joined forces with Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Ourburystedmunds, which organised the Wolf Trail.

They hope many of the artists who created work for the Wolf Trail will get involved.

Sue Smith, fund-raising manager for My WiSH, said: “It’s so important for today’s generation not to forget the Great War and I hope this event in 2018 will be thought-provoking and educational as well as ultimately benefitting the charity.

“We are only in the very early stages of planning but I’d like to hear from anyone who would like to be involved in some way.”

David Kemp, chairman of the Bury branch of the Royal British Legion, added: “It’s a fitting time of year to announce this art trail and I very much look forward to hearing more about it as the plans progress.”

To get involved in the initiative, contact Sue Smith on 01284 712952.