Friday, 24 September 2021

Poppies producer up for prize

THE producer of the iconic Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppy tribute says she

THE producer of the iconic Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppy tribute says she is delighted it has been nominated for an award.

Fiamma Montagu, who lives in Henley, helped save the work at the Tower of London last year after its creator, artist Paul Cummins, injured a hand.

Now the display has been nominated for a South Bank Award.

Mrs Montagu, 43, said: “We’re thrilled for Paul and about the nomination. The whole thing is incredible and totally gratifying.”

She was drafted in to ensure that the work was completed in time for Remembrance Day and had to recruit dozens of artists in order to make more than 800,000 ceramic poppies for the piece that won international acclaim.



The awards ceremony will be held next month, hosted by South Bank Show presenter Melvyn Bragg.



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