Here is the Freedom Flame in a stunning shiny brass lamp. It is standing in it’s new home in The Creative and Cultural Company Artspace on the Harbour Deck of Hull’s Princes Quay Shopping Centre, on a beautiful plinth, especially carved for the flame by Allen Stichler. Originally lit by Field-Marshall Montgomery in 1948, and now brought to the UK for the first time, the flame is surrounded by Martin Waters’ flowing ‘Poppies’ installation of 20,000 poppies, Debi Keable’s most atmospheric Journey Series Paintings – all together for the first time; art from Everthorpe Prison and Richard’s moving exhibition telling a story of his grandad – Fred Lamb’s diary and poetry and detailing the Death March from Auschwitz POW camp to liberation in 1945. You can see the flame, and all of the works at The Creative and Cultural Company gallery in Princes Quay from today. It is a beautiful and moving tribute to freedom following the second world war. There is obviously still much to be done, but this can be an inspiration to us all.
Have a look at the gallery of Richard’s photos from the preview evening when the flame was brought to Hull from Wageningen in the Netherlands by Alice van der Scheer of the National Committee of the Capitulation of Wageningen and LG (Richard) Veldman of Gemeente Wageningen to it’s new home in Hull.
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Photos and music © Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard – visit our Loudhailer Website
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