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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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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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Artists And War: An Essay By Margaret Macmillan

Artists And War: An Essay By Margaret Macmillan

11 April 2014

Are artists the canaries in the mine who sense the coming explosion before anyone else does? It is hard not to look at the world before 1914 and wonder whether they somehow sensed that a catastrophe was bearing down on...


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14-18 NOW invites expressions of interest to host the poppies sculptures

14-18 NOW invites expressions of interest to host the poppies sculptures

28 May 2015

14-18 NOW are inviting expressions of interest from across the UK to host the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window in 2015 and 2016.  The two sculptures, originally from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red –...


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At all, a poem by Lemn Sissay

At all, a poem by Lemn Sissay

1 May 2015

A group of young people from Derry-Londonderry have been working to visually interpret Lemn Sissay’s poem At all, created from our commission BLOOD, by encouraging them to reflect on how the First World War has shaped today’s world and our...


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Season one begins with the unveiling of Carlos Cruz-Diez's Dazzle Ship in Liverpool

Season one begins with the unveiling of Carlos Cruz-Diez's Dazzle Ship in Liverpool

12 June 2014

Season one of 14-18 NOW  has begun.  The opening is marked by the unveiling of our first dazzle ship in Liverpool, co-commissioned with Liverpool Biennial. Designed by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz- Diez and inspired by the camouflage used on naval ships in...


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NEW BOOK CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF #WEAREHERE

NEW BOOK CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF #WEAREHERE

20 July 2017

On 20 July 2017, Jeremy Deller publishes a new artist’s book about We’re here because we’re here. The book includes over 100 colour photographs, sketches from Deller’s notebook, and details about how the event was created and implemented on such...


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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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Everybody Razzle Dazzle: Sir Peter Blake creates new artwork for Liverpool

Everybody Razzle Dazzle: Sir Peter Blake creates new artwork for Liverpool

2 February 2015

Announced today, Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW and Tate Liverpool have co-commissioned major British artist, Sir Peter Blake, to ‘dazzle’ a Mersey Ferry in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool. Jenny Waldman, Director 14-18 NOW said, ‘We congratulate Peter Blake on...


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