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Ypres and the Great War
From 2014 to 2018 thousands of people spread over Flanders and the rest of the world will take part in workshops by 600.000 sculptures out of clay. Each and every sculpture represents one of the 600.000 victims who lost their lives due to the First World War in Belgium. All the sculptures will eventually get their place in the land art installation Coming World Remember Me in the natural reserve of the Palingbeek, just outside of Ypres.
Also in Ypres you are most welcome to follow a workshop to make your own sculpture. The workshops are organised in the visitor's centre The Casemates from Tuesday to Saturday from 1:30 till 6:00 pm. (Bollingstraat1, just behind the Saint-Jacob's church, 100 metres from the Menin Gate)
Creating your own sculpture takes only 15 minutes of your time. Becoming the godfather or godmother of a sculpture costs 5€. Half of this goes to a charity organisation that helps children who suffer due to war situations. Every participant receives a certificate of participation with in it a dog tag with a CWRM print. A second dog tag is attached to every sculpture after being baked in the oven. On that dog tag we print the name of a godfather or godmother and the name of one of the victims on 'The Name List' created by the In Flanders Fields Museum.
Meer information on www.cwrm.be