14-18 NOW - WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14–18 NOW. WWI centenary art commissions

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

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SPECIAL BBC PROMS CONCERT London Sinfonietta

This special BBC Proms concert on 21 July, conducted by George Benjamin, marks both 100 years since Armistice and 50 years since the London Sinfonietta was founded to perform the best in contemporary music.

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FINAL WEEK 100: UnEarth

The UK’s leading landscape theatre company explores the aftermath of war in this moving piece, staged in Cornwall’s magical Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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William Kentridge World Premiere in The Turbine Hall

Kentridge's most ambitious work to date, The Head & the Load, had its World Premiere from 11 – 15 July 2018.

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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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EIF OPENING EVENT FIVE TELEGRAMS

Five Telegrams is a unique collaboration between Anna Meredith and 59 Productions; a sensational music & visual spectacular that is part of the Standard Life Opening Event at the Edinburgh International Festival .

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book free tickets now POPPIES: WEEPING WINDOW AT Middleport Pottery

Free tickets are now available to see Weeping Window at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent 2 August – 16 September.

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Xenos At EIF AKRAM KHAN

Akram Khan, the revered British dancer-choreographer, explores the experience of an Indian colonial soldier at war in Edinburgh from 16-18 August

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GRAEAE THEATRE This Is Not For You

An epic outdoor performance paying powerful tribute to Britain’s wounded war veterans, staged in both Greenwich and Stockton-on-Tees.

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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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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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ISANGO ENSEMBLE, FRED KHUMALO SS MENDI: DANCING THE DEATH DRILL

More than 600 South African volunteers drowned when the boat carrying them to war sank in 1917 –but this new play relays the tale of one man who survived.

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On-sale now Now the Hero to transform Swansea this September

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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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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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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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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10 June PROCESSIONS 2018

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

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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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African Soldier

John Akomfrah presents 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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ON-SALE NOW AT THE ROYAL COURT DEBRIS STEVENSON NEW GRIME POETRY SHOW

Hear from Deborah 'Debris' Stevenson on the motivation behind her brand new work.

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Shobana Jeyasingh Powerful new work inspired by Spanish Flu

Listen as Shobana Jeyasingh discusses her innovative approach to realising the Spanish Flu.

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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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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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Peter Jackson

A NEW FILM BY PETER JACKSON

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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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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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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