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SIX NEW POPPIES LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

6 October 2016

Over 1.5 million people have visited Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper since the start of the #PoppiesTour in 2015. We are delighted to announce the six venues chosen to host the iconic…

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Year: 2016

Africa Express announces the release of a live album

Africa Express announces the release of a live album

8 December 2016

Following a series of acclaimed dates in the UK and Europe this summer, Africa Express announces the release of a live album entitled Africa Express Presents… The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests, out 9 December 2016 on Transgressive Records....


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ARTIST CHRISTINE BORLAND BEGINS ART COMMISSION TO MARK FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY

ARTIST CHRISTINE BORLAND BEGINS ART COMMISSION TO MARK FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY

11 November 2016

Christine Borland has embarked upon the first phase of a major research-led art commission relating to Glasgow Museums’ World War 1 collection.  The internationally renowned Scottish artist began her residency at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, to inform the development of...


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Watch the Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle film

Watch the Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle film

10 November 2016

Caernarfon Castle is the first location in Wales to host #PoppiesTour by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies, and was originally seen pouring from a high window...


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BRAND NEW JEREMY DELLER DOCUMENTARY ON BBC FOUR

BRAND NEW JEREMY DELLER DOCUMENTARY ON BBC FOUR

10 November 2016

On Sunday 13 November at 8pm, the story of we’re here because we’re here will be told in a new BBC Four documentary. This modern memorial took place across the UK on 1 July 2016 to mark the centenary of...


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MAJOR ART COMMISSIONS THIS ARMISTICE WEEKEND

MAJOR ART COMMISSIONS THIS ARMISTICE WEEKEND

9 November 2016

To mark Armistice Day and the end of the Battle of the Somme, 14-18 NOW has five major projects taking place this weekend: A brand new BBC Four documentary about Jeremy Deller’s modern Somme memorial we’re here because we’re here...


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BALLETBOYZ FILM TO BE SCREENED ON BBC TWO THIS WEEKEND

BALLETBOYZ FILM TO BE SCREENED ON BBC TWO THIS WEEKEND

9 November 2016

Following the hugely successful stage show, Young Men is back with a full-length film version which tells the story of young men who fight in and ultimately are consumed by war. Young Men will premiere on BBC Two at 8.30pm...


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SYRIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA FOR ARABIC MUSIC WITH DAMON ALBARN AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE

SYRIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA FOR ARABIC MUSIC WITH DAMON ALBARN AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE

20 January 2016

The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music will perform a rare show at Southbank Centre on 25 June 2016, with Damon Albarn and guests, presented by Africa Express as part of 14-18 NOW. The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music,...


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we’re here because we’re here

we’re here because we’re here

1 July 2016

we’re here because we’re here appeared for only 12 hours today. On Friday 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a UK-wide event as a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, where 19,240 men were killed...


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'His work seemed to show an inner, dreamlike landscape, a landscape of the mind.'

'His work seemed to show an inner, dreamlike landscape, a landscape of the mind.'

14 April 2016

This May, a book by the illustrator Dave McKean will be released in limited edition with a live multimedia performance at Kendal Town Hall. Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash is an illustrative response to work of World War One...


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Ciara Phillips’ Dazzle Ship Scotland to remain in Leith into 2017

Ciara Phillips’ Dazzle Ship Scotland to remain in Leith into 2017

2 September 2016

Following the extraordinarily positive response to Ciara Phillips’ Dazzle Ship Scotland at Prince of Wales Dock, Leith, we are delighted to announce that the work will remain at the docks into 2017. The extension of the exhibition dates has been...


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