14-18 NOW - WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14–18 NOW. WWI centenary art commissions

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

A new film by Peter Jackson They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old will be given its World Premiere as the Special Presentation at the BFI London Film Festival on 16 October.

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DANNY BOYLE PAGES OF THE SEA

Danny Boyle invites you to join him in marking 100 years since Armistice. On 11 November 2018, communities will gather on beaches across the UK to say goodbye to the lives lost in the First World War.

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WATCH ONLINE UNTIL 21 OCTOBER BLOODYMINDED

Europe's first ever interactive feature film was broadcast online and in cinemas on the 14 October. Bloodyminded, created by pioneering art group Blast Theory, took audiences on a moving and disturbing interactive journey and asked us to make our own decisions about the morality of war.

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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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Suzanne Lacy Across and In-Between

Suzanne Lacy investigates how the border frames identity and intervenes in the routine of everyday life.

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HEINER GOEBBELS Everything that happened and would happen

Combining live music, performance, sound, movement, image and moving image, this epic work is performed in Manchester’s atmospheric Mayfield railway depot.

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National Theatre of Scotland, Perth Theatre The 306: Dusk

Following the success of The 306: Dawn and Day, this compelling trilogy ends with a moving piece of music theatre about memory, friendship and betrayal.

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Christine Borland I SAY NOTHING

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

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05 October - 18 November Poppies: Weeping Window at IWM London

The final location for the sculpture on the UK wide Poppies Tour which has been seen by over 4 million people.

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Open now Rachel Whiteread's Nissen Hut

A haunting testament to the war’s impact on every part of the British landscape.

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ROUNDHOUSE WITH GAIKA, LOWKEY, AWATE AND MORE CAUSE & EFFECT

A digital project bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting new and emerging music and spoken-word artists, Cause and Effect investigates the complex, fractured relationship between the First World War and young people in Britain today.

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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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BYRON J SCULLIN + SUPPLE FOX Clarion Call

Over the 10 days of Ipswich’s SPILL Festival of Performance, a large-scale outdoor sonic artwork will ring out from the waterfront into the town’s public spaces. This sonic intervention calls out to the setting sun in daily incantations, its voices reflecting contemporary Britain while exploring the local history of the First World War.

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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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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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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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RAQS NOT YET AT EASE

An immersive artwork featuring innovative video and sound installations, inspired by letters written home by soldiers during wartime.

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JAMES MACMILLAN ALL THE HILLS AND VALES ALONG

James MacMillan, one of Britain’s leading composers, has chosen five of Sorley’s poems for the text to All the Hills and Vales Along, a major new oratorio written to commemorate the Armistice.

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Poppies: Wave at IWM North, Manchester

IWM North is hosting Poppies: Wave until 25 November

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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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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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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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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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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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