2017 - 14-18 NOW

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

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January 2017

Mersey Ferry, Snowdrop

Sir Peter Blake

Everybody Razzle Dazzle

RIVER MERSEY

Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW and Tate Liverpool have co-commissioned one of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to ‘dazzle’ a Mersey Ferry in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool. This is the third of the Dazzle Ship commissions, following Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour...

July 2015 -
December 2018

POPPIES: Wave and Weeping Window

BY PAUL CUMMINS ARTIST AND TOM PIPER DESIGNER

TOURING

14-18 NOW is presenting the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window at selected locations around the UK until 2018. Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering...

13 May 2016 -
28 October 2017

Fashion & Freedom

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, HOLLY FULTON, ROKSANDA, J JS LEE, EMILIA WICKSTEAD, SADIE WILLIAMS, SHOWSTUDIO, LUKE SNELLIN

MANCHESTER / BARNSLEY / HULL / BELFAST

One of the most radical changes at home during the war was the huge change in women’s lives and work. With the men away fighting, more than one million women went to work for the first time during the war years – in munitions factories and on the buses, driving...

Dates, Times and Locations

Manchester Art Gallery

13 May – 27 Nov 2016

The Civic, Barnsley

11 Feb – 8 April 2017

Freedom Festival, Hull (Princes Quay Shopping Centre)

1 August – 3 September 2017

Belfast International Arts Festival

10 October – 28 October 2017

25 May 2016 -
31 January 2017

Dazzle Ship Scotland

Ciara Phillips

LEITH

The brilliantly coloured contemporary Dazzle Ships docked on the rivers of Liverpool and London have been some of the most striking symbols of the commemoration period from 2014 to 2018. These unmissable floating artworks became part of the landscape for millions of residents and tourists, a visual connection to the hundreds of...

Dates, Times and Locations

From 25 May 2016
Leith Docks

28 May 2016
South Queensferry

Battle of Jutland commemorations

28 May 2016 -
17 June 2017

Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash

DAVE MCKEAN

KENDAL, LONDON, RYE, ASHFORD & DERBY

The painter Paul Nash joined the British army when he was 25 years old, signing up six weeks after the start of the First World War. The appalling experiences he endured, first as a soldier and later as an official war artist, prompted him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power. Nash’s paintings...

Dates, Times and Locations

28 May 2016
Launch of limited-edition publication
UK premiere of multimedia performance
Kendal Town Hall

13 July 2016
Talk with Dave McKean, Rachel Cooke and Richard Slocombe and book signing
House of Illustration
King’s Cross, London

18 September, 1pm
Performance
Rye Arts Festival

16 October
Launch of main publication
Performance
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
The Box, Kendal College

11 November, 7.45pm
Performance
Revelation St Mary’s, Ashford

13 November, 2.30pm
Performance
Tate Britain

13 November, 4pm
Decoding the dreams of Paul Nash – talk with Emma Chambers, curator of British Art at Tate and Dave McKean
Tate Britain

17 June, 8pm
Derby Book Festival: Closing Event
QUAD, Derby

July 2016 -
September 2017

Asunder

Bob Stanley

SUNDERLAND, LONDON

In July one hundred years ago, British, French and German forces began one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Over the course of just four months in 1916, more than one million soldiers were captured, wounded or killed in the Battle of the Somme, a confrontation of unimaginable horror. This ambitious...

12 January -
16 March 2017

Young Men

BALLETBOYZ

UK-WIDE

Following on from the immensely successful stage show Young Men – co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and 14-18 NOW, with choreography by Iván Pérez and music by Keaton Henson – BalletBoyz Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt adapted the work from the stage to the big screen in their feature film debut. Shot...

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