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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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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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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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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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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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Do you own a Tower poppy?

Do you own a Tower poppy?

6 September 2017

We’re thrilled to announce Where Are The Poppies Now, launched today by 14-18 NOW to reunite digitally the iconic ceramic poppies from the installation Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, originally...


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