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Millennium Experience - The Guide (also see Opening Night Pack)

Message from Her Majesty the Queen. Welcome to the Millennium Experience, this is the guide book for visitors to the Dome. Detailed information by Zone (Body, Mind, Faith, Self Portrait, Work, Learning, Rest, Play, Talk, Money, Journey, Shared Ground, Living Island, and Home Planet). Information on other attractions, Our Town Stage and Street entertainment, Skyscape, and a fold-out site map.

Published in two editions (first edition cover on right). The difference between the two editions is that the first was published before the Dome's opening, and contains few actual photos of the Dome with visitors (most were taken during construction and show rehearsals).

Size: 21.5cm x 28cm (closed)
Softcover, First edition: 118 pages + cover, Second edition: 122 pages + cover
Produced by Booth-Clibborn Editions Limited, Published by The New Millennium Experience Company
© The New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) 1999

The Millennium Dome
Elizabeth Wilhide

Forward by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Tony Blair MP. Created in partnership with the New Millennium Experience Company, illustrated with more than 250 photographs, architectural plans and drawings, many of them never published before, and with a forward by the Prime Minister, The Millennium Dome is the most comprehensive record available of this modern-day wonder.

Size: 26.5cm x 27cm (closed)
Hardcover, 192 pages + cover
© NMEC 1998, Text © 1999 Elizabeth Wilhide

Mark Power

Inspired by a global event, the Dome at Greenwich has been a British construction project of unprecedented ambition, a building site where records have routinely been broken, an engineering feat of mind-boggling statistics. Superstructure is a remarkable record of the Dome's genesis up to the day that it opened to the public, 1 January 2000.

Size: 31cm x 28cm (closed)
Hardcover, 210 pages + cover
© NMEC 1998, Photographs and captions © Mark Power/Network Photographers 2000

The Official Commemorative Album for the Millennium

The Official Commemorative Album for the Millennium has been designed to bring alive some of the many contexts in which we live at the end of the 20th-century; to help us understand our heritage and imagine our future. Some of the country's most eminent writers have contributed to the Album, and some of the country's finest paintings and most evocative photographs illustrate it.

Size: 23cm x 30cm (closed)
Softcover, 304 pages + cover
Published by Citroen Wolf Communications
© NMEC 1999

Blackadder Back and Forth
Richard Curtis and Ben Elton

Souvenir book from the comedy film showing in Skyscape. Includes: the entire script, over 89 fabulous photos, behind the scenes revelations, and other hilarious stuff including Blackadder's insult generator & stunning designs for Baldrick's Dome.

Size: 18.75cm x 24.5cm (closed)
Softcover, 32 pages + cover
Penguin Books
Published exclusively for the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC)
© NMEC 1998, © Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, 2000

GMT 2000: a portrait of Britain at the millennium

Where were you at the millennium? Over the ten days leading up to 1 January 2000, fourteen photographers from the world-famous agency Magnum travelled through England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on an ambitious mission - to record how we spent a holiday that we shall naver forget. Wherever you were and whatever you were doing - in a city or in a field, at a desk or at a party, the pictures in GMT 2000 are a unique portrait of us all at a turning point in history.

Size: 12.5cm x 18.5cm (closed)
Softcover, 384 pages + cover
Book Design: North
HarperCollinsPublishers, Photographs © 2000 Magnum Photos

a moment in TIME... The Press Association

the millennium celebrated around the globe, five continents... two days... one planet. This book is a celebration of the planet's cultural diversity, and of something that unites us all - Time.

Size: 22.8cm x 28.6cm (closed)
Hardcover, 180 pages + cover
First published in 2000 by HarperCollinsIllustrated

The Sunday Times - Chronicle of the Future

Tomorrow's News Today 2000-2050 in association with the New Millennium Experience Company. Five weekly supplements which were inserted into The Sunday Times, collected in a custom binder. There is also a related Chronicle of the Future web site.

Each supplement covered the news for an upcoming decade:
- Week One (2000-2009): Homo Superior
- Week Two (2010-2019): The English Question
- Week Three (2020-2029): Will the World Go To War?
- Week Four (2030-2039): Will We Be Better People?
- Week Five (2040-2049): From Here to Immortality...

Size: Binder: 24cm x 29.5cm (closed), Supplements: 22.6cm x 28.8cm (closed)
Each issue: 32 pages
© The Sunday Times, 2000

Voices Of Promise - Songbook

“Behind every great hit is a songwriter - Voices of Promise celebrates that tradition and has encouraged many young people to view the new millennium through hopeful eyes.”... Sir George Martin, CBE (Executive Producer, Voices of Promise)

Songwriting is a key artform of the 20th century and it is appropriate that the turn of the new millennium should be celebrated in 'Voices of Promise'.

These songs have powerful messages from young songwriters all over the UK, and reflect their thoughts as they paused just before the year 2000; their aspirations, secret fears and confident dreams. For many it was the first time they had actually completed a song; for some it will be another song on the road to becoming professional writers.

Size: 23.8cm x 30.5cm (closed)
96 pages + cover, with white wiro
Made possible by Marks & Spencer in collaboration with Boosey & Hawkes, © 1999, Children's Promise

Edited by Stephen Hayward, Design by Barnbrook

Why2K? celebrates. It also asks questions. Who exactly are wee? Where do we come from? Are we in danger of forgetting the lessons of the past as we gaze into the future? What strange alchemical process is it which makes us fall in - or out of love? And time itself: what does it hold for us?

Size: 24.5cm x 31cm (closed)
Hardcover, 292 pages + cover
Booth-Clibborn Editions Limited, © 2000


The millennium celebrations required an iconic structure. The Dome is a response to a site, a climate, a timescale.

Size: 18cm diameter
Softcover in clear plastic case, 72 pages + cover
Book Design: North
Booth-Clibborn Editions Limited, © 2000

Future Present
Written and edited by Nick Stevens and Liz Farrelly

Future Present is a compendium of inspirational thinking containing a selection of problem solving, labour-saving, eco-friendly objects and services which demonstrate the state of the nation at the year 2000. Selected from the Design Council's Millennium Products these imaginative and innovative commercial endeavours are guaranteed to stretch the limits of your imagination. The common thread linking them all, however, is the transforming power of the idea made manifest.

Size: 21cm x 26cm (closed)
Hardcover, 204 pages + cover
Booth-Clibborn Editions Limited, © 2000

Regeneration: The Story of the Dome
Adam Nicolson (also see Magazines - The Sunday Telegraph Magazine)

The Dome, perched on its riverside site, scarcely touching the ground, is a vision of simplicity but few births could have been as protracted or as agonised or as public. Dragged into existence in the most hostile circumstances imaginable, awaited by an audience deeply sceptical of grand gestures, the Dome had a deadline which, by definition, could not be missed.

Size: 24cm x 16cm (closed)
Hardcover, 256 pages + cover
HarperCollinsPublishers 1999, © Adam Nicolson 1999

My Millennium Year - Special Dome Edition
Heather Morris

This book is for you to make your own record of what happens to you during the year 2000. There are pages on the Dome itself as well as fascinating facts, cartoons, and a timeline to start you off - plus plenty of space to create your very own book.

Size: 22.5cm x 30cm (closed)
Hardcover, 48 spiral pages + cover
Published by Brown Dog Books, © NMEC 1998

The Dome Colouring Book
Devised by Heather Morris

Join in the fun of the Dome with your very own colouring book. Find the hidden birds and animals. Colour in the amazing acrobats. Join up the dots on the beach. Draw your very own portrait. Have fun!

Size: 21cm x 29.5cm (closed)
Softcover, 16 pages + cover
Published by Brown Dog Books, © NMEC 1999

The Dome Activity Book
Devised by Heather Morris

Have fun at the Dome with this Activity Book. Work out some wacky measurements. Help untangle the acrobats. Solve the word puzzles. Find lost objects. Have fun!

Size: 21cm x 29.5cm (closed)
Softcover, 16 pages + cover
Published by Brown Dog Books, © NMEC 1999

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