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Letters to the unknown soldier book coming soon

Our LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER project received a huge response. Publisher William Collins was so impressed by the number and quality of the letters submitted that they are to publish a book that gives a flavour of the wonderful…

War c/w I Murder Hate, Graham Fagen, 2014

War c/w, I Murder Hate

In August Collective Architecture held The Empire Café; a week-long event in Glasgow which formed part of the Commonwealth Games Culture 2014 programme, that explored Scotland and the North Atlantic slave trade.  As part of The Empire Café, Scottish artist…

A Foreign Field broadcast on BBC Radio 3

On Friday 19 September, at 7.30pm Radio 3 broadcasts Torsten Rasch’s A Foreign Field from the Three Choirs Festival. Inspired by Rupert Brooke’s poem The Soldier, A Foreign Field draws on the poetry of the First World War, biblical verse and part of…

DAZZLE SHIP LONDON AT TOTALLY THAMES

On Sunday 21 September, 14-18 NOW and Totally Thames invite you on board the newly ‘dazzled’ HMS President (1918) to find out more about London’s outdoor art installation including talks from the likes of Professor Chris Wainwright, cultural historian Robert Hewison…

LIGHTS OUT at the BBC Proms

Last night’s BBC Proms Late Night marked the exact anniversary that Britain entered the First World War a hundred years ago. The Prom featured the world premiere of Sir John Tavener’s Requiem Fragments and a dedicated LIGHTS OUT moment in…

LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER; SUBMISSIONS CLOSE

Yesterday we received our last submissions to LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER.  The response to the project has been amazing; we received 21, 439 letters in total, from across the globe. The website stopped receiving letters at 11pm on Monday 4th…

WildWorks’ 100: The Day Our World Changed

Yesterday WildWorks’ 100: The Day Our World Changed took place from the harbour of Mevagissey to Heligan, Cornwall, remembering the local men who went to war a hundred years ago and the stories of the people left behind. Head over…

14-18 NOW’s press round up

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

Art on the Underground

Last week posters of Richard Wentworth’s When You Look You May Not See went up across the London underground network. The work features the text of a postcard written by a soldier to his wife in 1918, one week before…

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A new film by Peter Jackson

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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