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14–18 NOW. WWI centenary art commissions

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

35 million people engage with 14-18 NOW

Between 2014-2018, an incredible 35 million people engaged with the First World War through the 14-18 NOW programme of extraordinary arts experiences.

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About 14–18 NOW

14-18 NOW was the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

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Available online now FIVE YEARS OF EXTRAORDINARY ARTS EXPERIENCES

The 14-18 NOW book is now available. Hundreds of full colour photographs sit alongside original essays to shine a light on our five-year programme.

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Explore the programme

14-18 NOW commissioned 107 projects in more than 220 locations across the UK, touching millions of people emotionally.

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DANNY BOYLE Pages of the Sea

To mark the centenary of Armistice, thousands gathered on beaches to say goodbye and thank you, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the First World War.

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'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the First World War.

ARTIST PAUL CUMMINS & DESIGNER TOM PIPER Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window

14-18 NOW toured the iconic poppy sculptures to 19 locations around the UK and were seen by over 4.6 million people.

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JEREMY DELLER & RUFUS NORRIS We’re here because we’re here

On 1 July 2016, around 1,400 volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

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LIGHTS OUT

To mark the outbreak of the First World War, millions of people in the United Kingdom turned off their lights and left on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

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PETER JACKSON They Shall Not Grow Old

This extraordinary BAFTA-nominated film shows the First World War as never seen before.

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ARTICHOKE PROCESSIONS

To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage, the streets of the four political capitals of the UK were filled with colour.

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