Project timeline

 Stage One

August 2016

The project steering group was founded. Artists were invited to consider the themes that emerged from the impact of the re-interment on local communities. A £15,000 Arts Council England grant was awarded to the project.

February 2017

Three artists were shortlisted and commissioned to prepare proposals which were exhibited in the respective communities and in the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre during July and August 2017.

August 2017

On 31st August 2017 Broadbent Studios were selected as the artists of choice after creating designs that responded imaginatively to local people and place.

Stage Two

January 2018 – Summer 2019

The steering group worked with Broadbent Studios and local communities to refine and finalise the plans and designs. This stage was funded by a £28,000 grant from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.

Stage Three

September 2020

A dedicated project officer was appointed to drive the project forward. A grant of £500,000 was secured from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.

May 2021

Four of the sculptures were commissioned with the artists Broadbent Studios. This final detailed design stage will see these sculptures bought to life in scale models. The materials, from which the sculptures are to be created, will also be chosen. Those scale models, called Maquettes, will then be used by the creators of each piece to interpret Stephen’s vision.