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'The Shout' by Glynn Williams

'The Shout' can be seen just to the right inside the main gates to the Orangery Gardens

‘The Shout’

This was created by Glynn Williams, who was born in Shrewsbury in 1939, attended Wolverhampton College of Art and became Professor of Sculpture and Head of the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. His is the statue of Lloyd George that stands in Parliament Square, London.

 ‘The Shout’ (made in 1982), is a depiction of a desperate kneeling mother holding the body of her dead child. From the information we have found it was completed as a memorial to the victims of the war in Lebanon, the shocking images of which had been broadcast at the time on TV. He also completed a similar sculpture called the ‘Mother of the Dead’. The strength of the Shout sculpture – the feeling it conveys – are evidenced by the fact that it was moved to a secluded location in the park as visitors found it too disturbing when initially placed in a more prominent position.

'The Shout' can be seen just to the right inside the main gates to the Orangery Gardens

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