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Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

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14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with arts and heritage partners all across the UK, we commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18.

Since the start of the First World War centenary in 2014, 14-18 NOW has commissioned over 140 artworks, which have been experienced by more than 30 million people.

We firmly believe in the transformative power of the arts to bring the stories of the First World War to life. Perceptions of the war have been shaped by the artists of the time, including poets, painters, photographers and film-makers – many of whom served and who reflected on the war and its effects. One hundred years later, today’s artists are opening up new perspectives on the present as well as the past.

Explore what’s on to find out more about what we do and how you can take part. From the Poppies touring the UK, to the #wearehere silent soldiers marking the centenary of the Somme, we are sure you will find something to fascinate you.

Some projects are happening throughout the commemoration period, such as the Poppies and Dazzle Ships. Our next major season will mark the centenary of Armistice and the end of the war in 2018. Join our mailing list and follow us on social media to receive the latest news.

14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with arts and heritage partners all across the UK, we commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18.

Since the start of the First World War centenary in 2014, 14-18 NOW has commissioned over 140 artworks, which have been experienced by more than 30 million people.

We firmly believe in the transformative power of the arts to bring the stories of the First World War to life. Perceptions of the war have been shaped by the artists of the time, including poets, painters, photographers and film-makers – many of whom served and who reflected on the war and its effects. One hundred years later, today’s artists are opening up new perspectives on the present as well as the past.

Explore what’s on to find out more about what we do and how you can take part. From the Poppies touring the UK, to the #wearehere silent soldiers marking the centenary of the Somme, we are sure you will find something to fascinate you.

Some projects are happening throughout the commemoration period, such as the Poppies and Dazzle Ships. Our next major season will mark the centenary of Armistice and the end of the war in 2018. Join our mailing list and follow us on social media to receive the latest news.

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