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Arches Political Party to throw artist-led bash on night of Scottish independence vote

Insisting that their night is non-partisan, Glasgow's Arches will unite VJs, artists, actors, performers and Irn Bru after the polling booths close.

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National Portrait Gallery researchers reveal 'airbrushed' Elizabeth I in X-ray of portrait

The NPG's new Tudor portraits exhibition reveals how X-rays of a portrait of Elizabeth I show how the Queen's portrait was overpainted and prettified in the eighteenth century.

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Artist's Statement: Chris Watson on sexy cheetahs and slumbering elephants

The sound artist and Cabaret Voltaire founder on blood-stained zebra carcasses in Africa, singing seals in the Arctic and new immersive sound app Nimbus.

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Open competition lets London homeowners make their house a National Trust property

In an open competition with four £1,000 prizes, house-proud Londoners are being given the chance to make their home the National Trust's 13th property in the capital.

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Largest artwork ever commissioned in the UK highlights climate change on streets of Bristol

Bristol residents are taking to the streets to make a 32-mile long artwork highlighting the need for UK flood defences as a result of climate change.

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Tate Britain finds something new and exciting to say in Late Turner – Painting Set Free

Tate Britain's Linbury Galleries are the setting for the first major exhibition to survey the achievements of JMW Turner during his final period between 1835 and 1850.

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Artist's Statement: Neville Gabie on AFLOAT, his film about a Scottish Highlands community

Sculptor Neville Gabie gained the trust of a remote Scottish community as they built a skiff rowing boat and competed at the inaugural world championships.

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Curator's Choice: Cathy Sloan on a three-metre high outdoor mural of Edward Elgar

A street art team known as We Love Art have created a cheeky version of Edward Elgar on the wall of his museum. Director Cathy Sloan introduces the high-velocity work.

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UK Prefab Museum battles for survival with Kickstarter campaign

A living museum in a prefab in Catford is using a kickstarter campaign so it can stay open and celebrate post-war life through art, archives and the sharing of memories.

Basement Jaxx and Charles Darwin inspire 7 Bridges arts regeneration in south London

A party under a bridge at Loughborough Junction, in south London, will launch an explosion-inspired art project and World War I app this weekend.

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Digital artist to make public musicians with Laser Light Synths on side of Brighton church

Seeing everyone as "innately musical" and promising to take care of the harmonies, artist Seb Lee-Delisle will allow the public to trigger a large-scale musical test.

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Dita von Teese and Scroobius Pip in Amy Winehouse show curated by singer's tattooist

Henry Hate, the singer's friend and tattooist, says an exhibition of street art-inspired works in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation will be "eye-popping".

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Indian dance performance to take Mancunians on journey of Ascension to the heavens

See pictures from the Asian dance company who are visiting Manchester with a show based on Dante's ascension from the 14th century Divine Comedy poem.

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In their own words: Why the £2.75 million bid to save Wedgwood Collection must succeed

Wedgwood Museum Director Gaye Blake-Roberts, Design Critic Alice Rawsthorn, Stoke-on Trent MP Tristram Hunt and the V&A's Tim Reeve on the Wedgwood appeal.

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Art Fund launches public appeal to save £15.75 million Wedgwood Collection

The V&A will take ownership of the UNESCO-classified collection before loaning it to the Wedgwood Museum if a public appeal can raise £2.75 million in under three months.

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