Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

People can take part in whatever way they choose, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War either individually or by attending one of the many events being organised around the country for a collective experience.

You can take part in lights out…

Experience the new artworks


Four leading international artists have been commissioned by 14-18 NOW to create special public artworks, for one night only. Each one has its own unique approach to creating a light source.

  • DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP:
    LIGHTS OUT
    JEREMY DELLER

    jeremy-deller-iphone

    A new digital artwork created especially for LIGHTS OUT.

    You are invited to download the app, and in the four days leading up to 10pm on 4 August, a series of micro films – one per day – will be released.

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  • Go Out

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    Hundreds of local authorities, iconic buildings, national organisations including the BBC and the Royal British Legion, parish councils and places of worship are taking part in LIGHTS OUT. Search the map to find out what’s happening near you.

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  • Stay In

    Dark building with black sky

    STAY IN, TURN YOUR LIGHTS OUT FROM 10PM TILL 11PM, LEAVING ON A SINGLE LIGHT.

    That single light could be the light from your TV or laptop or mobile phone if you’d like to follow what’s happening around the country. Or a light placed in a window to show your participation to people passing by.

Do you represent a building / business / organisation / landmark or are you a community leader?