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14-18 NOW’s press round up

Reviews, previews and coverage of 14-18 NOW events as they come in.


10 – 11pm, 4 August 2014

BBC preview

BBC preview of Bob and Roberta Smith’s LIGHTS OUT commission

The Guardian preview

The Telegraph preview

PM backs LIGHTS OUT campaign – Daily Mail

The Times of India preview

 Reuters preview of LIGHTS OUT


LIGHTS OUT Jeremy Deller 

Jeremy Deller - eclipse

Jeremy Deller creates free app to commemorate WW1 – Dazed 

Turner Prize Winner Jeremy Deller Marks WWI Centenary With New App – artlyst

FAD‘s preview of LIGHTS OUT Jeremy Deller


Tobias Rehberger – Dazzle Ship London
From 15 July 2014

Dazzle Ship, Tobias Rehberger, 2014. Image credit - Stephen White

Dazzle Ship, Tobias Rehberger, 2014. Image credit – Stephen White

The Guardian 


Interview with Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW, on London Live

Mail Online

Design Week 





Kate Pullinger and Neil Bartlett – LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Watch BBC News‘s item about the project 


Royal De LuxeMemories of 1914
23 – 27 July 2014

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★★★★★ ‘scales new heights…’ The Stage

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★ The Telegraph

‘there aren’t many entities that can leave Liverpool audiences dumbstruck. But that’s precisely what Royal De Luxe achieved…’ British Theatre Guide


Katie MitchellThe Forbidden Zone
2 August 2014


Katie Mitchell, British theatre’s true auteur, on being embraced by Europe – The Guardian


Fuel presents Sound&Fury’s – Charlie Ward
23 July – 3 August 2014

Image credit - Sound&Fury

★★★★ ‘affecting and constantly surprising’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘a hauntingly beautiful installation ‘ The Telegraph

Run Riot‘s interview with Sound&Fury co-founder Mark Espiner


Torsten Rash A Foreign Field
31 July 2014

Image credit - Torsten Rasch

★★★ ‘Washes of glittery metal percussion, creating an otherwordly atmosphere’ The Telegraph


Richard WentworthWhen You Look You May Not See
Art on the Underground
from 25 July 2014

Image credit  - Alastair Fyfe

Image credit – Alastair Fyfe

Create Review‘s preview


Curated by Lavinia Greenlaw Goodbye to All That
July and August 2014

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★★★★★ The Telegraph

Book review – The Independent


1914 Day by Day Cartoons
26 June – 4 August 2014

Ralph Steadman for slider

Coverage of project cartoonist Lalit Kumar Sharma‘s trip to Hove


Graham GinglesAt Times Like These Men Were Wishing They Were All Kinds of Insects
3 July – 17 August 2014

Princess Mary's Gift Fund 1914 Box, photo Imperial War Museum (EPH 2009)‘To engage with these memories a spectator must become an explorer by stepping inside the installation’ The Public Reviews


National Theatre Wales – Mametz
24 June – 5 July 2014

Mametz, National Theatre Wales. Image credit - Mark Douet

Mametz, National Theatre Wales. Image credit – Mark Douet

★★★★ ‘fresh and visceral’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘The finest commemoration of the First World War centenary I’ve seen to-date’ The Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘a real triumph for Welsh theatre’ Wales Online

★★★★★ “astounding… immersive theatre at its best and most innovative” The Good Review

‘thought-provoking, moving and unforgettable… this production is a must-see’ Hereford Times


Curated by Billy Bragg – The Opening Act
25 – 29 June 2014

Image credit - Gideon Mendel

Image credit – Gideon Mendel

‘Sam Duckworth (AKA Get Cape, Wear Cape Fly) excelled himself…The mood of the crowd was movingly reflective.’ The Guardian


Forced Entertainment The Notebook
24 – 26 June 2014

The Notebook

★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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