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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Fly by Night

This epic outdoor work will see over 1500 LED-lit pigeons soar into the skies above the River Thames in a glorious spectacle of unprecedented scale and beauty. Part of LIFT 2018 and GDIF 2018.

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12 July FREE TICKETS JUST RELEASED FOR FIVE TELEGRAMS CURTAIN RAISER

A chance to see spectacular visuals from 59 Productions projected onto the Royal Albert Hall whilst a brand new score by Anna Meredith is transmitted live from within.

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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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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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Poppies: Weeping Window at Carlisle Castle

23 May – 8 July Poppies: Weeping Window at Carlisle Castle

Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper unveil Weeping Window at Carlisle Castle. #PoppiesTour

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE 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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Tauba Auerbach DAZZLE SHIP NEW YORK ARTIST ANNOUNCED

New York based artist Tauba Auerbach will “dazzle” an iconic New York fireboat, docked at various locations around the New York Harbor throughout the summer and early autumn.

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On-sale now at Tate Modern William Kentridge World Premiere in The Turbine Hall

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

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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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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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WILDWORKS' WALL OF LOVE BE A PART OF 100: UNEARTH

WildWorks, the country’s leading landscape theatre company, are seeking contributions from the public to create an artwork for their second site-specific work for 14-18 NOW.

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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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Xenos At Sadlers Wells New solo from Akram Khan

Akram Khan, the revered British dancer-choreographer, explores the experience of an Indian colonial soldier at war at Sadler's Wells, open now until 9 June.

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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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Iconic Poppy Sculpture: Wave Opens At Fort Nelson

13 April - 24 June Poppies: Wave opens at Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper unveil the first location for Wave at the Royal Armouries in Fort Nelson. Free to view until 24 June #PoppiesTour

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WATCH MARC REES REFLECT ON HIS WW1 BATTLEFIELDS VISIT

Marc Rees’ reflects on his recent tour of the WWl Battlefields in Flanders, led by Sir Anthony Seldon and Simon Jones.

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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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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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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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