we’re here because we’re here

On 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. ‘we’re here because we’re here’ was a UK-wide event commissioned by 14-18 NOW, conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the National Theatre, in collaboration with 26 organisations.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH Jeremy Deller, Rufus Norris, Director of 14-18 NOW, Jenny Waldman and Senior Associate Director, Emily Lim discuss this unique event with Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent for the BBC.

See below a film by Jeremy Deller and BBC


Birmingham Rep, National Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre Wales, Northern Stage Newcastle, Playhouse Derry-Londonderry, Royal Exchange Manchester, Sheffield Theatres, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Lyric Theatre Belfast, 14-18 NOW

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