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PLANT YOUR POPPY THIS NOVEMBER

7 November 2017

We already have over 23,500 poppies on the map. But we would love to find even more! If you haven’t already, please join us this November to plant your poppy and share your story. We’ve updated our digital map so…

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Poppies: Weeping Window opens at the Silk Mill, Derby

Poppies: Weeping Window opens at the Silk Mill, Derby

8 June 2017

This morning, artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper unveiled Poppies: Weeping Window at the Silk Mill in Derby. The sculpture officially opens to the public tomorrow, Friday 9 June, remaining until Sunday 23 July. This is the second location...

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14-18 NOW Wins Museums + Heritage Award

14-18 NOW Wins Museums + Heritage Award

22 May 2017

On Wednesday evening (17 May 2017), We’re here because we’re here received another prize – this time at the Museums + Heritage 2017 Awards. It won best Marketing Campaign, awarded jointly to 14-18 NOW, Jeremy Deller, Rufus Norris, the National...

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MEMORIAL GROUND WINS RPS MUSIC AWARD FOR AUDIENCES AND ENGAGEMENT

MEMORIAL GROUND WINS RPS MUSIC AWARD FOR AUDIENCES AND ENGAGEMENT

10 May 2017

The highly prestigious RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award for Audiences and Engagement 2017 was presented last night to Memorial Ground, a new choral work by American, Grammy Award winning composer, David Lang. It was co-commissioned by the East Neuk...

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Iconic pop artist Sir Peter Blake honoured by the City of Liverpool

Iconic pop artist Sir Peter Blake honoured by the City of Liverpool

24 April 2017

Sir Peter Blake, one of the major figures of British pop art who famously created the album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, has been made a Citizen of Honour. Sir Peter received the award on Sunday 23 April,...

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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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Memorial Ground shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award

Memorial Ground shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award

6 April 2017

Memorial Ground is a new choral work by American, Grammy Award winning composer, David Lang, co-commissioned by the East Neuk Festival (ENF) and 14-18 NOW with the support of Creative Scotland. In 2016, it was performed by choirs in all...

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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 August 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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SIX NEW POPPIES LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

SIX NEW POPPIES LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

6 October 2016

Over 1.5 million people have visited Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper since the start of the #PoppiesTour in 2015. We are delighted to announce the six venues chosen to host the iconic...

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