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Geosites Photography Competition winners announced

The winners of the Geological Society's 100 Great Geosites Photography Competition have been revealed, showing images of outstanding beauty across Britain.


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Artist Faye Claridge to "disguise” Darby's Iron Bridge in Coalbrookdale with multicoloured rags

Marking the contribution of the women of the Darby family to the industrial revolution in Coalbrookdale, the famous Iron Bridge will be covered in hundreds of multi-coloured rags this weekend.


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Hoard of Viking silver found at castle in 1950 to go on public display at Chester bank

In November 1950, workmen digging near Chester Castle found a small Chester-type pot containing hundreds of Viking coins. Archaeologists are now putting them on display for 11 days.

History & Heritage

A man by the sea holding a giant pencil.

National Trust unveils Ode to the Coast poem by punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke

In celebration of 50 years of its Neptune Coastline Campaign, The National Trust has launched a new poem for National Poetry Day, The Nation’s Ode to the Coast, written by famous ‘punk poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke.

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

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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.

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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