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An Essay By Bonnie Greer

In around May 1918 Wilfred Owen drafted the preface for a collection of poems that he intended to publish the next year. He was killed by a sniper’s bullet one week before the Armistice was signed, so the preface exists…

Artists And War: An Essay By Margaret Macmillan

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…

HMS KILDWICK in dazzle camouflage. Image credit - Surgeon Oscar Parkes

Liverpool Biennial 2014 programme launched

Today, Liverpool Biennial officially launched their fantastic 2014 programme for the UK Biennial of Contemporary Art.  The 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman, and takes place across…

A ‘dazzling’ response

The media coverage and online buzz from our programme launch yesterday has been ‘dazzling’! You can find 14-18 NOW on the front over of the Independent and on page three of the Guardian today. Plus we have rounded up some…

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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…