Fort to host tribute to Falklands soldiers
Life-size silhouetted figures, representing the 255 military personnel and the three civilians who lost their lives in the Falklands War, will soon be installed on the Parade Ground at Fort Nelson.
The art installation, Standing With Giants, will be open to visitors from 21st April to 9th July. Admission is free.
Created to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict in 2022, this is the first time that Standing With Giants will be seen in the south. It has previously been displayed at Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire, and the Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.
The art installation is particularly pertinent to the Portsmouth area, which played a significant role in the Falklands conflict.
To complement the art installation Fort Nelson is also staging an exhibition – Falklands 40: What Portsmouth Saw – which tells stories of homecomings to Portsmouth.
Dan Barton, Creator of Standing With Giants said: “We have been overwhelmed by the amazing reactions from veterans and families of the fallen who have visited our installations. The installations seem to connect with people and evoke emotion.”
Fort Nelson is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm during termtime and daily during school and bank holidays. Admission is free.