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Comic artists re imagine Beatrix Potter for 150th Anniversary

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter, award-winning comic artists have given their time and talents to reimagine the characters and artwork of Beatrix Potter, with stunning results.

Art

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Gerald Laing: From Andy Warhol and Brigitte Bardot to Amy Winehouse and George W Bush, 21 of the artist's works

The first posthumous exhibition of British Pop artist and sculptor Gerald Laing has just opened at The Fine Art Society on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Archaeology

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Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales

A Roman gold finger ring, a silver post-medieval seal matrix and a small medieval brooch are three of the newly-declared archaeological treasures in Wales. See them here.

History & Heritage

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This is the only surviving artificial leg made in Glasgow for a limbless First World War soldier

This is the only known surviving Erskine leg. It’s a right leg made for Erskine House - then known as a hospital for limbless sailors and soldiers - at some point between 1916 and 1918.

Science & Nature

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016: Twenty-seven images as the awards are announced

Chinese photographer Yu Jun has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers to win this year's overall prize at the Royal Observatory. Here are 27 of the chosen pictures.

Painting & Drawing

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10,000 miles on a dream: Keith Cunningham, the Royal College of Art great whose works were left unseen

Unseen Paintings, a new exhibition at London's Hoxton Gallery, is about to reveal some of the works left by artist Keith Cunningham in his studio following his death in 2014, says Mike Dempsey.

Places to Go

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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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