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14-18 NOW 2018 season announced

We're delighted to be part of this extraordinary national programme, with a major new commission with Selina Thompson Ltd, 'Sortition'.

A century after Parliament gave the first women the right to vote, Selina Thompson's provocative new work turns this moment of democratic history on its head.

Sortition is produced by and with Britons under the age of 30 who have never voted and have no intention of voting - ever.

Developed with non-voters from across the UK throughout 2018, Sortition will imagine what the country would look like with representatives selected not by election but by lottery - at random. 

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Arnolfini, and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, we'll be presenting the work in autumn 2018.

 

14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War.

The third and final season leads up to Armistice Day, marking the end of the war 100 years ago. 

We're delighted to be part of this extraordinary national programme which includes over 50 cross art form events up and down the country. 

Highlights include:

Artichoke: Processions
Women* and girls across the UK are invited to join this major mass-participation artwork celebrating 100 years since women won the vote.

Akram Khan: Zenos
The revered British dancer-choreographer, tells a moving tale of an Indian colonial soldier at war in his last ever solo performances.

Rachel Whiteread: Nissen Hut
To mark the Forestry Commission’s centenary, the Turner Prize-winning artist continues her Shy Sculpture series deep in the heart of Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest.

John Akomfrah: African Soldier
One of the country’s most celebrated filmmakers remembers the millions of Africans who fought as soldiers or served as porters during the war.

Graeae Theatre: This Is Not For You
An epic outdoor performance paying powerful tribute to Britain’s wounded war veterans, staged in both Greenwich and Stockton-on-Tees.

RAQs Media Collective: Not Yet At Ease
An immersive artwork featuring innovative video and sound installations, inspired by letters written home by soldiers during wartime.

Suzanne Lacy: Across and In-between
The pioneering American visual artist works with communities from both sides of the Irish border on a new project exploring identity and individuality.


 

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