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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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New locations for Poppies tour announced

New locations for Poppies tour announced

29 November 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the next three venues to host the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window in 2016 are Lincoln Castle, the Black Watch Museum in Perth and Caernarfon Castle. Each has a powerful connection to the...

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NEW EXHIBITION TELLS STORY OF JEREMY DELLER’S ‘WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE’

NEW EXHIBITION TELLS STORY OF JEREMY DELLER’S ‘WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE’

27 February 2017

14-18 NOW and the National Theatre present an exhibition at theatres across the UK that tells the story of the contemporary memorial ‘We’re here because we’re here’ created by Jeremy Deller. ‘We’re here because we’re here’ took place on 1...

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We've just announced our new Season!

We've just announced our new Season!

20 January 2016

Our 2016 season which centres on the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme has now launched. Artists from around the world have been invited to create new works in response to the First World War and its impact on the world we...

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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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FASHION & FREEDOM CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN CONVERSATION

FASHION & FREEDOM CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN CONVERSATION

11 May 2016

'The tailored suit, jumpsuit, shorter hemlines, short hairstyle and trousers are all part of everyday wear in the 21st century, but their life began through the First World War.' Fashion & Freedom creative director Darrell Vydelingum discussed his motivation for the...

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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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MAJOR ART COMMISSIONS THIS ARMISTICE WEEKEND

MAJOR ART COMMISSIONS THIS ARMISTICE WEEKEND

9 November 2016

To mark Armistice Day and the end of the Battle of the Somme, 14-18 NOW has five major projects taking place this weekend: A brand new BBC Four documentary about Jeremy Deller’s modern Somme memorial we’re here because we’re here...

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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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