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Richard Thompson at WOMAD, 2014. Image credit - Gideon Mendel

14-18 NOW at WOMAD

Last weekend 14-18 NOW camped up at Charlton Park, Wiltshire for WOMAD. You can see images of all the 14-18 NOW WOMAD projects onsite at WOMAD here, including Zimbabwean music collective Siyaya, Richard Thompson, and the LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER…

Take part in LIGHTS OUT

Everyone is invited join in one of the most dramatic UK-wide events ever organised, a shared moment of reflection that marks the centenary of the outbreak of war in the UK. You can take part in whatever way you choose,…

LIGHTS OUT Jeremy Deller, download the App today

The widely anticipated free digital artwork which features a series of short films by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller is now available to download.  From Friday 1 August a new film will be revealed each day, culminating in a…

Film still from Resemblance, Claire Cunningham, 2014

Does it Matter? on channel4.com now

The First World War created an influx of two million newly disabled British servicemen, forcing a change in attitude towards disability. Does it Matter? is a fresh take on and examination of war and disability – five short films by five…

Memories of 1914

The Giants Awaken

The first two days of  Memories of 1914 have been all about observing the art of sleep.  On day three the Grandmother awoke from her deep sleep and has been on walkabout through the streets of Liverpool. She has been…

The Giants arrive in Liverpool

World renowned street theatre company, Royal de Luxe (makers of The Sultan’s Elephant) return to Liverpool with Memories of 1914 for five days, from 23 – 27 July. The Giants arrived in Liverpool today with people being given the first glimpse of…

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

DAZZLE SHIP LONDON LAUNCHED YESTERDAY

A new public art installation has hit London. Moored along Victoria Embankment, between Temple and Blackfriars Bridge, is sculptor Tobias Rehberger’s newly ‘dazzled’ ship. The HMS President (1918), served as a Dazzle Ship in the First World War as the…

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SHOT AT DAWN LAUNCHED AT FLANDERS HOUSE

Shot at Dawn was launched in book form at Flanders House in London on Monday evening. The book has been published by Ivorypress and the evening was given over to a conversation between Chloe Dewe Mathews and the writer Geoff…

Take part in LIGHTS OUT – launched today

On 4 August 2014, everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm, leaving on a single light for a shared moment of reflection to mark the outbreak…

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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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