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Halloween 2014: Chills and adventures at UK museums, galleries and heritage sites

From DJ sets channelling the music of Philip Glass to screenings of The Evil Dead and pumpkin carving, here are some of the places to enjoy Halloween at this year.

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Container full of brains brings science art to Blackpool Illuminations

Artist Jo Berry has developed a new artwork, Brain Container, featuring a series of rotating brains in cast acrylic rotating discs for the Blackpool Illuminations.

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Earworms, comedy and curiosity: All the fun of the Manchester Science Festival 2014

Dr Marieke Navin, the Director of the sprawling Manchester Science Festival, tells Culture24 why the 11-day programme is "real crazy" in its push to encourage creativity.

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22-piece orchestra to play concert in hard hats in former air raid shelter below Newcastle

The Underground Orchestra will invite their audience into the former coal waggonway and air raid shelter for a performance inspired by the north-east.

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Emperor Penguins to necklaces: Middlesbrough takes pride in MIMA's new Jewellery Gallery

Curator Alix Collingwood says organisers at the Institute of Modern Art are "thrilled" with the first permanent gallery at the venue since it opened its doors in 2007.

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In Pictures: Rembrandt blockbuster sees out the year at the National Gallery

Limber up for one of the best painting exhibitions of the year with ten of the best from the National Gallery's blockbusting Rembrandt: The Late Years.

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In Pictures: First World War fashions from the Illustrated London News archive

Browse our slideshow to get a taste of First World War fashions and clothing, as covered by the Illustrated London News, The Tatler and other illustrated magazines of the period.

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Curator's Choice: Suzie Leighton on London's Inside Out festival

From radical opera to medieval history, co-director Suzie Leighton finds it near-impossible to pick a favourite from the eclectic programme at this year's festival.

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Roman Abramovich, Tony Blair and William Morris: Jeremy Deller's magic at Turner Contemporary

Jeremy Deller contests the dark arts of capitalism with his own artistic sorcery. English Magic has come to Margate and it certainly packs a punch, says Kirstie Brewer.

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Major exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery draws on five senses to bring home conflict

The Sensory War 1914-2014 brings together artists from the Great War with later works about Vietnam, Congo, Afghanistan and the Gulf.

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Artist's Statement: Kasia Wozniak on Fashion Photography Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

In a Museum of London commission, Kasia Wozniak has used a mid-19th century plate technique to take on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Her work, she explains, is a kind of alchemy.

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Savage Beauty: V&A lines up spectacular Alexander McQueen exhibition for spring 2015

The V&A has released details of its major retrospective of the work of the visionary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen and it promises to be spectacular.

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Curator's Choice: Sam Belinfante on thunder and listening at BALTIC

The curator of the Hayward Touring exhibition on thunderclaps, being led around by your ears and the barely discernable, ugly sound of a star dying.

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Artist's Statement: Omer Fast on his Artes Mundi Prize-nominated film, Continuity

In the latest of Culture24's Artist's Statements we hear from video artist Omer Fast, whose 40-minute film continuity explores repetition and loss.

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Last-minute loan of savage Rembrandt work thrills National Gallery ahead of new exhibition

The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis will be seen in the UK for the first time after Sweden's Royal Academy of Fine Arts agreed to loan in to the National Gallery.

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