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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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Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle - tickets now available

Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle - tickets now available

22 July 2016

Advanced booking is now available to see the Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle from 12 October. The tickets are free, select your preferred date and session to see the Poppies in their first Welsh location. Reserve tickets here: http://caernarfonpoppies.eventbrite.co.uk Join...

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IN CONVERSATION WITH BLACK DOG ILLUSTRATOR DAVE MCKEAN

IN CONVERSATION WITH BLACK DOG ILLUSTRATOR DAVE MCKEAN

13 April 2016

The illustrator Dave McKean discusses the influence of WW1 artist Paul Nash on his 14-18 NOW commission: Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash. Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash is released as a limited edition book...

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SIX NEW POPPIES LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

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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CIARA PHILLIPS SET TO DAZZLE SCOTLAND

CIARA PHILLIPS SET TO DAZZLE SCOTLAND

20 January 2016

Over the past two years, artists such as Sir Peter Blake and Tobias Rehberger have ‘dazzled’ a series of ships for 14-18 NOW, inspired by the spectacular colourful camouflage that disguised more than 2,000 vessels during the First World War....

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