Exhibition marks military remembrance

Date Posted: 23/09/2012

The Royal Armouries in Leeds has announced a new multi-sensory, sound-based exhibition to mark a month of remembrance.

From 1st November, group travel organisers can visit Other Ranks, promising to bring to life the role of ‘squaddies’ serving in the British Army, and honour their heroism and sacrifices.

The sounds of war

The exhibition has been created by sound artist Amie Slavin (pictured above). Using 16 speakers in a rough oval, Other Ranks will broadcast the sounds of soldiery; marching, drill exercises, handling weapons, tackling an assault course and training in urban warfare.

Throughout the experience, the sound of an endless parade of marching feet is intended to turn museum visitors’ thoughts to the people who wore those Army boots – each a hero of their own story.

The exhibition forms part of the Royal Armouries’ Inspired by… project. It is set to run until the end of March but a finishing date has yet to be confirmed.

For further group travel information visit www.royalarmouries.org.

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