Wednesday 24 October 2018


It is not too late to join the celebrations this Friday at Stonehenge.

Friday 26 October marks the 100th anniversary of the gift of Stonehenge to the nation so join us at Stonehenge for a special day of celebrations.
There will be a premiere of a new piece of music performed at the stone circle at intervals throughout the day. Commissioned by English Heritage, the piece is a collaboration between Jeremy Deller, composer Matt Rogers, and the contemporary music ensemble, the London Sinfonietta, for brass and percussion.  
Another highlight of the day will be the debut at Stonehenge of Sacrilege, Deller’s inflatable and bouncy replica Stonehenge. The artist describes Sacrilege as a light-hearted and playful way of visitors to “get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your shoes off”. Sacrilege has been loaned to English Heritage by The Store X Vinyl Factory and will be outside the Stonehenge visitor centre from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October. Sacrilege at Stonehenge is generously supported by South Western Railway.
The celebrations on Friday 26 October will also include an afternoon tea party at Stonehenge while every visitor that day will receive a special ticket designed by Deller. On Friday evening, Deller will give a talk on art, archaeology and the ancient world at the Stonehenge visitor centre.