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14-18 NOW Wins Museums + Heritage Award

22 May 2017

On Wednesday evening (17 May 2017), We’re here because we’re here received another prize – this time at the Museums + Heritage 2017 Awards. It won best Marketing Campaign, awarded jointly to 14-18 NOW, Jeremy Deller, Rufus Norris, the National…

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MEMORIAL GROUND WINS RPS MUSIC AWARD FOR AUDIENCES AND ENGAGEMENT

MEMORIAL GROUND WINS RPS MUSIC AWARD FOR AUDIENCES AND ENGAGEMENT

10 May 2017

The highly prestigious RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award for Audiences and Engagement 2017 was presented last night to Memorial Ground, a new choral work by American, Grammy Award winning composer, David Lang. It was co-commissioned by the East Neuk...

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Iconic pop artist Sir Peter Blake honoured by the City of Liverpool

Iconic pop artist Sir Peter Blake honoured by the City of Liverpool

24 April 2017

Sir Peter Blake, one of the major figures of British pop art who famously created the album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, has been made a Citizen of Honour. Sir Peter received the award on Sunday 23 April,...

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New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

18 April 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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Memorial Ground shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award

Memorial Ground shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award

6 April 2017

Memorial Ground is a new choral work by American, Grammy Award winning composer, David Lang, co-commissioned by the East Neuk Festival (ENF) and 14-18 NOW with the support of Creative Scotland. In 2016, it was performed by choirs in all...

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POPPIES: WEEPING WINDOW OPENS AT HULL MARITIME MUSEUM

POPPIES: WEEPING WINDOW OPENS AT HULL MARITIME MUSEUM

24 March 2017

Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper today unveiled the sculpture Poppies: Weeping Window at Hull Maritime Museum. The public will be able to view the sculpture from tomorrow, Saturday 25 March. This is the first location that Poppies: Weeping...

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Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle - tickets now available

Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle - tickets now available

22 July 2016

Advanced booking is now available to see the Poppies: Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle from 12 October. The tickets are free, select your preferred date and session to see the Poppies in their first Welsh location. Reserve tickets here: http://caernarfonpoppies.eventbrite.co.uk Join...

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New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

New Limited Edition by Jeremy Deller

18 April 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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IN CONVERSATION WITH BLACK DOG ILLUSTRATOR DAVE MCKEAN

IN CONVERSATION WITH BLACK DOG ILLUSTRATOR DAVE MCKEAN

13 April 2016

The illustrator Dave McKean discusses the influence of WW1 artist Paul Nash on his 14-18 NOW commission: Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash. Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash is released as a limited edition book...

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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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