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Artists to create new memorial remembering British victims of terrorism overseas at the National Memorial Arboretum

An artist and sculptor will create a new memorial to British victims of terrorism overseas in Alrewas.

An artist's impression of the new Still Water memorial

An artist’s impression of the new Still Water memorial

The National Memorial Arboretum has confirmed Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw will create the new Still Water work.

The duo were chosen by an independent panel chaired by Baroness Lynda Chalker after consultation with families who had lost loved ones in terrorism incidents abroad.

The memorial is expected to be installed by the end of the year.

Sue Dilley, whose brother, Gordon Cousland, was killed in a bomb attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport in 2011 said: “I would like to thank the panel for the supportive and sensitive manner in which they consulted with the families.

“I found it extremely poignant to meet others affected by acts of terrorism, taking place over the last 30 years. The innovative design will allow all its visitors to reflect on such tragic events and give families a memorial to remember their loved ones.”

The memorial will feature a concrete ellipse set below ground level, with a top layer of ruffled cement to represent water. The surface will contain seven pale cast concrete shapes.

Belinda Green, whose husband Stephen was killed in an attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013, said: “Still Water represents the calm after a storm. For me it reflects how the trauma of the event for any person who suffers loss will eventually lessen but not be forgotten.

“I like the openness of this design very much, the ability to look out to the surroundings in any direction, and importantly that its openness will not exclude anyone.”

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