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PLANT YOUR POPPY THIS NOVEMBER

7 November 2017

We already have over 23,500 poppies on the map. But we would love to find even more! If you haven’t already, please join us this November to plant your poppy and share your story. We’ve updated our digital map so…

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Year: 2017

OVER 30,000 POPPIES PLANTED ON THE MAP

OVER 30,000 POPPIES PLANTED ON THE MAP

30 November 2017

We’re thrilled that over 30,000 poppies have now been planted on the Where Are The Poppies Now world map. The poppies have travelled the globe, as far as Australia and New Zealand, with poppies residing in Canada, Dubai, Brazil and...

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The final six locations on the #PoppiesTour

The final six locations on the #PoppiesTour

18 October 2017

This morning, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, announced the final six locations of the Poppies Tour in 2018. The locations will be:   Hereford Cathedral Weeping Window: 14 March – 29 April Royal...

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Poppies: Weeping Window at Ulster Museum, Belfast

Poppies: Weeping Window at Ulster Museum, Belfast

13 October 2017

14-18 NOW is delighted to partner with National Museums Northern Ireland and the Belfast International Arts Festival to bring Poppies: Weeping Window to Northern Ireland. The sculpture will be free to view at Ulster Museum from 14 October to 3...

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SHOT AT DAWN OPENS AT IMPRESSIONS GALLERY

SHOT AT DAWN OPENS AT IMPRESSIONS GALLERY

6 October 2017

No Man’s Land at Impressions Gallery offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and official photographers, as well as contemporary artists inspired by the conflict. Commemorating the...

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WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE WINS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD

WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE WINS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD

7 September 2017

We're thrilled to announce that We’re here because we’re here has won The National Lottery Awards in the Best Heritage category. On 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the...

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Do you own a Tower poppy?

Do you own a Tower poppy?

6 September 2017

We’re thrilled to announce Where Are The Poppies Now, launched today by 14-18 NOW to reunite digitally the iconic ceramic poppies from the installation Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, originally...

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New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

18 August 2017

Jeremy Deller’s We’re here because we’re here was a national event to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme held on 1 July 2016. Thousands of volunteers dressed in First World War uniform appeared silently and unexpectedly in...

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POPPIES: WAVE OPENS AT BARGE PIER, SHOEBURYNESS, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

POPPIES: WAVE OPENS AT BARGE PIER, SHOEBURYNESS, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

11 April 2017

Today, artist Paul Cummins unveiled the sculpture Poppies: Wave at Barge Pier. Wave is officially open to public view from tomorrow, Wednesday 12 April. Shoeburyness, near Southend-on-Sea, is the first location to host the sculpture in 2017. Shoeburyness, Southend was...

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Do you own a Tower poppy?

Do you own a Tower poppy?

6 September 2017

We’re thrilled to announce Where Are The Poppies Now, launched today by 14-18 NOW to reunite digitally the iconic ceramic poppies from the installation Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, originally...

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NEW EXHIBITION TELLS STORY OF JEREMY DELLER’S ‘WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE’

NEW EXHIBITION TELLS STORY OF JEREMY DELLER’S ‘WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE’

27 February 2017

14-18 NOW and the National Theatre present an exhibition at theatres across the UK that tells the story of the contemporary memorial ‘We’re here because we’re here’ created by Jeremy Deller. ‘We’re here because we’re here’ took place on 1...

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