Draw Living War Memorial with internationally renowned artist Dan Llywelyn Hall
11.11.17 Western Road, Crookes,Sheffield, England S10 1LD 10AM - 4PM

A mass day long drawing/painting session held on Western Road, Crookes, Sheffield on Armistice Day.
Over 100 professional and amateur artists came to draw and paint pictures of every memorial tree on Western Road.


The Western Road Memorial trees were planted in 1919 to commemorate the soldiers who were ex-pupils of Western Road Council School (now Westways) who fought in WW1 - many of them didn't return. The trees are recognised by the War Memorials Trust and Imperial War Museum as a Living War Memorial, but Sheffield City Council have designated 23 to be replaced as part of the Streets Ahead programme.

All works will then be photographed, an online gallery set up and an exhibition held from 24th November to 3rd December
Details to be announced soon HERE > STARTS

BBC The One Show with presenter Andy Kershaw

'Draw the Living War Memorial' #WW1PaintOff
Sheffield WW1 War Memorial trees event 
organised by Dan llywelyn Hal & Sarah Deakin
            (Aired 13th No. 2017 ©BBC)

Catch the full prog. on the iPlayer HERE> BBC The ONE SHOW

Just a few small tasters of this TREEmendous day in Sheffield


Artist Dan Llywelyn Hall commences his painting                      The TREE Sisters are in need of a hot toody so they tell me
of the official War Memorial trees on Western Road                    Treemendous art work from Claire, Rosie & Lucy
The One Show  BBC 1, 7pm Mon. 13th Nov. 2017                                         plus stunning headgear!
Presenter: the excellent Andy Kershaw                                                       & tree artist Lynne Chapman



Poet, Oliver Lomax read his specially written poem                    Sheffield LibDem Councillor Bob Pullen tells of 
for the WW1 War memorial trees                                                   his school days at Westways school Western Road


This will be a family friendly event, suitable for all ages. There will be kids activities too, and a remembrance parade and wreath laying service for 10:45am, with two minute's silence at 11:00am
Specially commissioned poem by Oliver James Lomax to be read after the wreath-laying and speeches. 
11AM until 4pm artists deployed to trees for drawing and painting. 

Sadly I only caught a short snippet of the
amazing Sophie reciting poetry today