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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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A Museum of our Time: masterpieces from the permanent collections at the Guggenheim

Bilbao's iconic gallery dedicates three floors to a show of treasures from Guggenheim collections around the world. Mark Sheerin pays a visit.


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Archaeologists find fertility genius, godheads and oil lamps in Roman Cumbria

Archaeologists say their discoveries on flooded land at Papcastle, in Cumbria, happen "once in a lifetime".

History & Heritage

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Secret plans of unsung World War II hero who saved London from drowning revealed

Peirson Frank, the civil engineer who created a rapid response unit to protect flood defences from Luftwaffe attacks during World War II, has been honoured in London.

Science & Nature

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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.

Curator's Choice

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Art from Elsewhere: Museums "think and dream and act" as contemporary art show opens

The results of an Art Fund scheme which allowed five museum groups to spend £4 million on contemporary art are on show in a new exhibition. Curator David Elliott tells Culture24 more.

First World War

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Last British survivor of Gallipoli Campaign to be country's first boardable World War I ship

The National Museum of the Royal Navy says a “stunning immersive battle experience” will await visitors to the HMS M33 when it opens to the public in 2015.


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