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Archaeologists hope to discover more Roman writing tablets at Vindolanda Roman Fort

Archaeologists working on the summer dig at the Roman Fort of Vindolanda on Hardian's Wall say they are hoping to find new examples of the famous Vindolanda tablets.

Art

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Harry Potter illustrator reveals surprise locations ahead of London exhibition

Clare Melinsky, who is one of 22 leading artists from Dumfries and Galloway taking part in a showcase in Chelsea, says her Harry Potter creations owe their scenery to Scotland.

History & Heritage

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Extravagant mansion built to please wife of 18th century politician discovered at Bletchley

Experts at Bletchley Park, the World War II codebreaking centre in Buckinghamshire, will examine bricks believed to come from a demolished mansion and two wartime huts.

Science & Nature

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Science Museum summer exhibition looks like being pure rubbish

Artist Joshua Sofaer, who previously created a human scavenger hunt at Tate Modern, will assemble The Rubbish Collection from the Science Museum's waste this summer.

Spliced

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Curator's Choice: Actor, model and self-taught painter Rudi Patterson's Visions in Colour

From witnessing slavery in Jamaica as a youth to painting from a Notting Hill concrete high rise, Rudi Patterson's show at Leighton House Museum is powerful, says Wesley Kerr.

Teachers

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Culture Street: Introducing a new creative website for kids that supports the Arts Award

Culture Street Content Director Keith Alexander introduces his new project designed to connect teachers and pupils with contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and performers.

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