THIS Sunday will see Cirencester's Market Place transformed into a sea of red, black and green as people from the Cotswolds come together to create The Human Poppy.

There is still time to sign up in advance or take part in the extraordinary venture by turning up on the day from 2pm.


The Human Poppy forms part of the We Remember 1918 initiative, which has been co-ordinated by Cirencester Community Development Trust (CCDT ) together with the Royal British Legion, the Barn Theatre, the Church and Cotswold District Council.

The initiative has received some star backing with Kerry Mucklowe (Daisy May Cooper) from the hit BBC hit comedy 'This Country' stepping forward to produce a video and help with the recruitment drive.

At 2pm on Remembrance Sunday, some 3,000 people are expected to join together in Cirencester Market Place to create the UK’s largest ‘Human Poppy’ in recognition of individual soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.

Men, women and children will represent the fallen and each will be issued with red, black or green ponchos. They will cover the Market Place to create a Human Poppy.

Participants can sign up in advance via The Barn Theatre website or turn up on the day.


All people who sign up in advance can collect their ponchos from Cirencester Town Council Information Centre if they wish.

For people who arrive on the Sunday at 2pm, ponchos can be picked up from the various distribution points in the Market Square.

The day will finish with a spectacular Gala Remembrance Spectacular Concert at The Corn Hall from 7.30pm.

Organised and produced by the Barn Theatre, the Gala Concert will feature Daisy May Cooper and local celebrity Tweedy The Clown, as well as West End stars and professional performers from part Barn Theatre shows such as Little Voice and The Secret Garden.


We Remember 1918 Programme of Events:

Friday, November 9

Royal British Legion - 6.30 for 7pm Parish Church, Market Place ‘Albert Hall’ style remembrance concert.

Community Awards Event- 7.30pm by CDC at the Royal Agricultural University to celebrate the work of local volunteers.

Sunday, November 11

Remembrance Sunday Service- 10.50am Wreath placing at the War memorial and March Past.

Creation of The Human Poppy – Begins at 2pm in the Market Place, Cirencester. Men, women and children will represent the fallen; each issued with red, black or green ponchos. They will cover the Market Place to create a Human Poppy.

Community Service - 5.30pm in the Parish Church and peal of bells at 7.05pm to mark the time of the Armistice signing

We Remember 1918 - The Concert - 7.30pm Remembrance Spectacular in the Corn Hall, Cirencester. Produced by the Barn Theatre.