14-18 NOW - WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14–18 NOW. WWI centenary art commissions

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

THIS AUTUMN

From Perth to Colchester, Ulster to Stornoway, there are extraordinary events taking place near you.

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John Akomfrah presents Mimesis: African Soldier

One of the country’s most celebrated filmmakers remembers the millions of Africans who fought as soldiers or served as porters during the war.

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Poppies: Wave at IWM North, Manchester

IWM North is hosting Poppies: Wave until 25 November

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PETER JACKSON THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

A landmark in cinema history, transformed for today’s audience. Peter Jackson directs a new colourised film using archive footage to portray the war like never before.

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What is 14–18 NOW?

14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with partners all across the UK, we commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18.

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DEBRIS STEVENSON POET IN DA CORNER

A coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album. Part of Represent, a series of artworks inspired by the Representation of the People Act 1918.

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ARTIST MARC REES TAKES US INSIDE NOW THE HERO

Marc Rees to talk us through the inspiration behind the ghost tank in his epic performance, opens 25 September.

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Pentagram DAZZLE

The Creative Studio at the V&A has been “dazzled” for the duration of the London Design Festival by design studio Pentagram, in the culmination to the Dazzle Ship series.

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MARC REES Nawr yr Arwr / Now the Hero

Marc Rees’ immersive theatrical experience will take visitors on an extraordinary journey through 3 narratives of war from 25-29 September.

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ALICE OSWALD MEMORIAL

Acclaimed Australian actress Helen Morse stars in this poignant and powerful stage adaptation of Alice Oswald’s epic poem.

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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance CONTAGION

Contagion, a powerful new work from leading choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, is inspired by the nature and rapid spread of the 1918 Spanish flu virus.

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BOBBY BAKER GREAT & TINY WAR

Reimagining everyday life during wartime, Baker invites us on a tour of a transformed house in this immersive multimedia installation.

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RACHEL MACLEAN MAKE ME UP

This darkly-comic film takes a satirical look at the contradictory pressures faced by woman today. Part of Represent, a series of artworks inspired by the Representation of the People Act 1918.

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CHARLIE WARD

Sound&Fury’s Charlie Ward, returns for a much-anticipated encore after premiering to great critical acclaim during 14-18 NOW’s opening season in 2014.

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ZOONATION: THE KATE PRINCE COMPANY SYLVIA

A dynamic modern musical fusing dance, hip hop, soul and funk, Sylvia sheds new light on a remarkable figure at the heart of the suffrage movement.

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Poppies: Weeping Window at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

Middleport Pottery is hosting Poppies:Weeping Window until 16 September

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DAZZLE SHIP SERIES IN NEW YORK FLOW SEPARATION

Until May 2019, Flow Separation, designed by artist Tauba Auerbach and co-commissioned with Public Art Fund, will be docked at various locations around the New York Harbour and making free trips along the waterways for members of the public throughout the summer and early autumn.

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Traces of the Great War

Traces of the Great War Comic Book Artists illustrate the first world war

Artists Charlie Adlard and Robbie Morrison discuss this ambitious, international anthology.

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REPRESENT

While the Representation of the People Act 1918 gave the vote only to women over 30, Represent invites three young female artists to explore democracy, equality and inclusion in contemporary Britain.

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Artist Christine Borland on upcoming Kelvingrove exhibition

Learn about Christine Borland's artistic process from this short film.

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Free to view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park The Coffin Jump

A blend of sculpture, soundtrack and performance by Katrina Palmer in homage to the all-female First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY).

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Book tickets now NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR FURIOUS FOLLY

The open-air collage of pyrotechnics and performance, part of 2016 season, will take place 20 & 21 September in Weymouth.

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BALLETBOYZ ANNOUNCE WILTON'S DEBUT WITH YOUNG MEN

Internationally acclaimed BalletBoyz announce their Wilton’s Music Hall debut with Young Men from the 13 – 17 November.

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The World at War

Our 2018 season spotlights the experiences of people from nations whose wartime stories have often gone unheard.

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100 years of votes for women

100 years ago today, following years of struggle, (some) women finally gained the right to vote.

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AN MIF PRE-FACTORY EVENT HEINER GOEBBELS WORLD PREMIERE ON SALE NOW

Explore the world since the outbreak of the First World War in Manchester’s atmospheric Mayfield railway depot. Everything that happened and would happen from 10 - 21 October.

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10 June PROCESSIONS 2018

A UK-wide, mass participatory artwork celebrating 100 years of votes for women

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Gillian Wearing MILLICENT FAWCETT STATUE UNVEILED IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE

Gillian Wearing’s statue of Millicent Fawcett has been unveiled – the first statue of a woman to be installed in Parliament Square

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A Peace Bus

DANNY BOYLE ARMISTICE

The brilliant British director invites communities across the UK to come together in marking 100 years since the Armistice and the end of the war.

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Culture Secretary Announces Final Venues To Present Poppies As Part Of UK-Wide Tour

BY PAUL CUMMINS ARTIST & TOM PIPER DESIGNER POPPIES: WAVE AND WEEPING WINDOW 2018

Since 2015, more than 3.5 million people in 13 locations have seen the iconic sculptures Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window on tour across the UK. 2018 marks the end of the Poppies Tour visiting Hereford, Fort Nelson, Carlisle, Stoke-on-Trent. The tour concludes at IWM London and IWM North, before the works become part of Imperial War Museums’ collection.

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