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Tickets now on sale for latest work by William Kentridge

23 April 2018

'The Head & the Load aims to recognise and record'

The Head & the Load, conceived and directed by William Kentridge with music by Philip Miller, will receive its world premiere in Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall from 11–15 July 2018. Taking its title from a Ghanaian proverb, ‘the head…

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Poppies: Wave at Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

Poppies: Wave at Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

12 April 2018

This morning, artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper officially unveiled Poppies: Wave at Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. This is the first chance to see Wave on the 2018 Poppies tour. Fort Nelson provides a striking backdrop to the sculpture,...


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TAUBA AUERBACH ANNOUNCED AS DAZZLE SHIP NEW YORK ARTIST

TAUBA AUERBACH ANNOUNCED AS DAZZLE SHIP NEW YORK ARTIST

9 April 2018

Today we announce that New York based artist Tauba Auerbach will “dazzle” an iconic New York fireboat in homage to painters and dazzle technology behind the camouflaged ships that crossed the Atlantic during the First World War. Flow Separation will...


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Now the Hero's Marc Rees visits WW1 battlefields

Now the Hero's Marc Rees visits WW1 battlefields

28 March 2018

Nawr yr Arwr / Now the Hero is an immersive theatrical experience bringing the stories of war to life, but counterpoints the tragic telling with hope. Drawing on an epic poem, a series of rejected paintings and an intimate portrait of a...


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Poppies: Weeping Window Hereford Cathedral - Interview with Kate Williams

Poppies: Weeping Window Hereford Cathedral - Interview with Kate Williams

26 March 2018

Professor Kate Williams visited Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral and discussed what the sculpture meant to her. “Sometimes when we talk about World War One, it is very difficult to think about the huge numbers, the huge sacrifices of so many...


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Poppies: Weeping Window in the snow at Hereford Cathedral

Poppies: Weeping Window in the snow at Hereford Cathedral

21 March 2018

Visitors to Weeping Window on its first weekend at Hereford Cathedral saw the sculpture covered in a blanket of snow. The stark contrast between the snow and bright red poppies caught the eye of many visitors in the city. If...


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Poppies: Weeping Window in Hereford

Poppies: Weeping Window in Hereford

13 March 2018

Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper unveiled Weeping Window today at Hereford Cathedral. The historic façade of the cathedral provides a stunning backdrop for Weeping Window, where there are two First World War memorials in the cathedral: one commemorating...


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14-18 NOW TO TAKE POPPIES ART INSTALLATION AROUND THE UK

14-18 NOW TO TAKE POPPIES ART INSTALLATION AROUND THE UK

8 November 2014

Today, Vikki Heywood, 14-18 NOW Chairman said: ‘14-18 NOW is delighted that we can extend the life of this beautiful art work and ensure that key elements are enjoyed throughout the UK.' ‘We can now look forward to an exciting...


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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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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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Poppies: Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral

Poppies: Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral

19 January 2018

The first location on the 2018 Poppies Tour will be Hereford Cathedral, which will host Weeping Window 14 March – 29 April. The sculpture will be free to view. Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies,...


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