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Poppies: Weeping Window in Hereford

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…

SS Mendi, Dancing the Death Drill

On February 21 1917, SS Mendi collided with a cargo ship amid thick fog in the English Channel south of the Isle of Wight and sank, killing 616 South Africans and 30 of the Mendi‘s crew. The passengers were mainly made up…

Book tickets now for Debris Stevenson at Royal Court

Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson is a young poet, musician and dancer who has performed her unique work everywhere from BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to London’s Roundhouse. This autumn she performs a semi-autobiographical story at the Royal Court Theatre. The Representation…

100 years of votes for women

2018 marks 100 years since the first women in the UK were awarded the vote. Under the terms of the Representation of the People Act, which received the Royal Assent on 6 February 1918, some 8.4 million women were for…

New work by William Kentridge premieres at Tate Modern

Celebrated artist William Kentridge premieres his most ambitious work to date in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern as part of our 2018 season. Opening in July, The Head and the Load combines music, dance, film projections, mechanised sculptures and…

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…

100 years since Armistice

A meeting took place on 10 November between the Germans and Allied representatives in a railway carriage in the forest of Compiegne. The following morning, the Armistice was signed and, after more than four years of fighting, a ceasefire came…

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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…

Poppies: Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral

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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