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Previous Arts & Culture Initiatives

FALLEN SWANS

A team of BGS artists produced 144 ceramic poppies to commemorate each Old Boy who fought and died during WWI and WWII.  Each poppy is handmade and contains their name and the school crest.

MANCHESTER BEES

Twenty two ceramic Manchester bees cast in to clay to remember the lives lost in the MEN Arena attacks.

LAST LETTERS

An installation exhibiting the final letters sent home to loved ones from our Old Boys during WWI.

THERE BUT NOT THERE

These six figures from the national project 'There But Not There' have been donated to the school by The Armed Forces Covenant as a recognition of the long standing links between BGS and the British Forces.

EXPLODED EARTH

A staff collaboration to bring people together. Each member of staff created a piece of artwork, consisting of clay and fire crackers! All ceramic vessels are displayed together as one installation as a symbol of unity.

D-DAY BOOTPRINT '75

Commemorating the life of old boy Royal Marine Billy Atherton, who was killed during the fighting in Normandy, aged only 19. Billy was one of 46 old boys of the school known to have died in the Second World War.