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George Cross of WWII heroine Violette Szabó goes on display at Imperial War Museum London

The George Cross of WWII SOE heroine, Violette Szabó, who was executed by the Nazis in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp in 1945, goes on display at the Imperial War Museum in London.


a photo of a copper plate and a plate fixed to a boards as part of a display by Neil Brownsword at the British Ceramics Biennial

Neil Brownsword gets Re-Apprenticed at the British Ceramics Biennial

The artisans of the factory floor are celebrated by Neil Brownsword at the British Ceramics Biennial as he re-apprentices himself to a flower maker, master engraver and painter.


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Hunter-gatherer community could have drilled burnt bone found on Scotland's Isle of Skye

A 12mm-long burnt piece of bone could have been drilled as a clothing accessory by prehistoric inhabitants of a North Skye community, according to archaeologists.

History & Heritage

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From Lewes to Fife, the bowls pavilions which hold sporting heritage in architectural gems

See the stunning pavilions and clubhouses which feature in a new book by the UK's leading bowls expert Hugh Hornby - and then take your chance to win a copy.

Science & Nature

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Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age - space toilets, weightlessness and the cosmos in new Science Museum show

The Science Museum's new exhibition is testament to how, in less than 100 years, we have gone from dreaming about space to living in it, says Rachel Teskey.

Painting & Drawing

An image of a painting showing a man at his easel by the 17th century Dutch artist Frans van Mieris

Dutch master's 17th century selfie, bought by wartime socialite for £771, moves from Surrey to The Hague for Golden Age show

Frans van Mieris, who was only eclipsed by Rembrandt in the production and variety of his self-portraits during the 17th century, created an ancient selfie.

Military History

A photo of archaeologists carrying out a dig for a Spitfire at a fenland site in Cambridgeshire

Search for World War Two Spitfire, crashed by pilot during routine flight in 1940, begins in Cambridgeshire

A week-long excavation to unearth a Mark 1 Spitfire which crashed on a routine training flight during the Second World War has begun on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Places to Go

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The best art exhibitions to see in Scotland during 2015

With the autumn/winter exhibition season here, Culture24 picks the best Scottish exhibitions of 2015 to catch between now and Christmas.


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