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A photo of a person wearing colourful glowing clothing in artist Kasia Molga's Human Sensor

A big societal change? The hi-tech clothing that changes colour to show air pollution

Artist Kasia Molga's Human Sensor is a design for clothing with colours that change according to the pollution on the streets its wearer walks down. It's about to premiere in Manchester.

Art

a black and white photo of a Stanley Spencer pushing an old pram through rainy streets

Object of the Week: Stanley Spencer's painting pram

Acquaint yourself with Stanley Spencer's pram, which the artist used to help him paint 'en plein air' around the village of Cookham.

Archaeology

A photo of a man holding a jade axehead made by neolithic people at National Museum Scotland

Scotland's set of 6,000-year-old axeheads from the Italian Alps have gone on public display

Created by Neolithic farming groups in the Italian Alps, National Museums Scotland's jade axeheads are rarely seen in public. Now they've gone on display alongside a work by inspired carver Tim Pomeroy.

History & Heritage

A photo of a pair of glasses which once belonged to the poet William Wordsworth

How William Wordsworth's glasses show the poet's lifelong struggle with eye problems

William Wordsworth was at times left partially sighted and sensitive to bright lights. Read more in this piece from the Wordsworth Museum, where his 19th century glasses are on display.

Science & Nature

A photo of a young museum visitor looking at objects from space history as part of the Above and Beyond exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in London

Above and Beyond at the National Maritime Museum: A place to let your inner kid run wild

From the first photo taken of Earth from deep space to the latest technology and experiments, the National Maritime's Museum fun new exhibition is deceptively scientific, discovers Rachel Teskey.

Painting & Drawing

A photo of an abstract colourful painting made for the cover of Jake Bugg's On my One record

"Brave and unpretentious": The Liverpool artist who made the artwork for Jake Bugg's new album On my One

Nathan Pendlebury, the Liverpool abstract painter behind the cover and inlay of singer-songwriter Jake Bugg's new record, says the work has been the most enjoyable commission of his career.

Places to Go

photograph of hand holding roller covered in pink ink

The taste of ink: Where to try printmaking in the UK

Culture24's pick of the best places in the UK to try out the art of printmaking.

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