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Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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The Breaking Ground exhibition on display at Brewhouse Arts Cafe

Breaking Ground touring exhibition

The Breaking Ground exhibition has recently travelled to Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton on Trent, a community hub for the arts and the location in which a lot of the co-creation for the project originally took place. With the Lockdown Landscapes project now at an end, touring displays can help us to engage even more people with the stories of those who were most impacted by the pandemic.
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Willow archways and animals

Guiding Lights

Recognising the value of their contribution, we have continued to work with the Lockdown Landscapes groups in our wider programme. New artworks created by the Burton social prescribing group played a key role in ‘Guiding Lights’, part of our annual Illuminated Arboretum light trail enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.


Under the guidance of willow artist Nita Rao, the group worked alongside an international women's group and the Liberty Group to create an indoor willow archway, accompanied by willow animals reflecting the Arboretum's diverse wildlife.

Going Places


We are excited to be part of Art Fund's Going Places programme, working alongside 22 other arts and heritage organisations to explore and develop ways to engage new audiences. Throughout 2024, we will be collaborating to learn more about the communities we want to work with to help us develop exciting exhibitions and activities connected to the themes of Remembrance and the outdoors. 


The first-phase of Going Places is made possible through a development grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. At the end of 2024, Art Fund will combine the learnings from this development phase to apply for a full grant to deliver the five-year programme. If successful, we will work with the other partners from 2025-30 to deliver activities, events and at least two touring exhibitions that celebrate our stories and the work that we do. 


Logo for Going Places with Art Fund

Going Places, an Art Fund programme made possible with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.