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14-18 NOW LAUNCHES 2018 SEASON

22 January 2018

Today we announce the 2018 season of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. This final season marks the centenary of the Armistice and features brand new commissions by leading contemporary artists from the UK and around…

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Year: 2018

SS Mendi, Dancing the Death Drill

SS Mendi, Dancing the Death Drill

21 February 2018

On February 21 1917, SS Mendi collided with a cargo ship amid thick fog in the English Channel south of the Isle of Wight and sank, killing 616 South Africans and 30 of the Mendi‘s crew. The passengers were mainly made up...


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Book tickets now for Debris Stevenson at Royal Court

Book tickets now for Debris Stevenson at Royal Court

16 February 2018

Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson is a young poet, musician and dancer who has performed her unique work everywhere from BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to London’s Roundhouse. This autumn she performs a semi-autobiographical story at the Royal Court Theatre. The Representation...


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Shobana Jeyasingh examines the rapid spread of the deadly Spanish Flu

Shobana Jeyasingh examines the rapid spread of the deadly Spanish Flu

13 February 2018

The casualty count of the First World War was immense – but it came to be dwarfed by the deadly Spanish flu pandemic that swept through the world during the conflict’s final year. The virulent flu strain that emerged in...


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Hear Artist Christine Borland discuss process behind 14-18 NOW commission

Hear Artist Christine Borland discuss process behind 14-18 NOW commission

12 February 2018

In October 2016, internationally acclaimed Scottish artist Christine Borland began a year-long research project investigating Glasgow Museums' World War One Collection to create a major new commission to be exhibited in Glasgow Museums this Autumn. After an intensive studio-production period,...


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100 years of votes for women

100 years of votes for women

6 February 2018

Today marks 100 years since the first women in the UK were awarded the vote. Under the terms of the Representation of the People Act, which received the Royal Assent on 6 February 1918, some 8.4 million women were for...


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Marc Rees to create ambitious, large scale multimedia performance

Marc Rees to create ambitious, large scale multimedia performance

26 January 2018

Nawr yr Arwr/Now the Hero is an immersive theatrical experience from artist Marc Rees that will take the audience on an extraordinary journey through three intertwining narratives of war; from Celtic history, the First World War, and today’s conflicts. Drawing...


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A new film by Peter Jackson

A new film by Peter Jackson

22 January 2018

The First World War proved to be a landmark in cinema history – the first time that the horrors of war could be caught on camera. Peter Jackson, best known for directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be...


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14-18 NOW LAUNCHES 2018 SEASON

14-18 NOW LAUNCHES 2018 SEASON

22 January 2018

Today we announce the 2018 season of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. This final season marks the centenary of the Armistice and features brand new commissions by leading contemporary artists from the UK and around...


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Hear Artist Christine Borland discuss process behind 14-18 NOW commission

Hear Artist Christine Borland discuss process behind 14-18 NOW commission

12 February 2018

In October 2016, internationally acclaimed Scottish artist Christine Borland began a year-long research project investigating Glasgow Museums' World War One Collection to create a major new commission to be exhibited in Glasgow Museums this Autumn. After an intensive studio-production period,...


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14-18 NOW commemorates 100 years of Votes for Women

14-18 NOW commemorates 100 years of Votes for Women

22 January 2018

A hard-fought campaign, which took place over decades, gave the first women in the UK the right to vote. Women’s changing roles during the First World War led to a seismic change in attitudes and eventually, on 6 February 1918,...


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