14-18 NOW - WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

14–18 NOW. WWI centenary art commissions

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

Watch the film Thank you to everyone who took part in Pages of the Sea

On 11 November 2018 filmmaker Danny Boyle invited people to gather on thirty-two beaches from St. Ninians in Shetland to Porthcurno in Cornwall, for a nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War.

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Broadcast premiere on BBC iPlayer They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old received its broadcast premiere exclusively on BBC Two on Sunday 11 November at 9.30pm. Available until 18 November.

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Make Art Not War

Bob & Roberta Smith Make Art Not War

Leading contemporary artist Bob and Roberta Smith invites students nationwide to make new work in response to the bold provocation, What does peace mean to you?

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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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Inspired by the famous Christmas truce of 1914, internationally acclaimed artist Mark Wallinger has transformed the football into a globe of the world to be released in November to community football teams across the country.

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Historian David Olusoga Presents Africa and War

Historian David Olusoga meets William Kentridge, John Akomfrah and the cast and creatives behind SS Mendi Dancing the Death Drill to bring to light the untold stories of Africa and War. By the end of the First World War, over 100 countries were involved in combat. From the Caribbean to East Africa, USA to India, our 2018 season brings some of the cultures and identities whose wartime stories have often gone unheard.

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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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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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Image by Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund


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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Wave Opens at IWM North

Poppies: Wave at IWM North, Manchester

IWM North is hosting Poppies: Wave until 25 November

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