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a photo of someone using Lawrence Epps' Coin Machine inserting a ceramic coin with the word "again" imprinted it into a slot, the installation is appearing at Firstsite in Colchester

Ceramic artist Lawrence Epps tempts art lovers with art slot machine called AGAIN

Ceramic artist Lawrence Epps will be testing the resolve of art lovers by inviting them to gamble his latest ceramic art giveaway in a slot machine filled with yet more art goodies at Firstsite in Colchester.

Art

a photo of a semi translucent and transparent jellyfish in a dark ocean

A first glimpse: Ten images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition

Wrestling komodo dragons, an ethereal octopus and a thirsty squirrel are among the creatures captured on camera by the finalists of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition.

Archaeology

A photo of a digital image of the earth focusing on the Doggerland archaeological area

Lost Ice Age lands beneath North Sea to be repopulated in €2.5 million archaeology project

Scientists hope to find out how our ancestors moved from hunter-gathering into farming by visiting the lost Ice Age landscape of Doggerland, which is almost the size of Ireland.

History & Heritage

a photo of a large jet Typhoon fighter f;lying in tandem with a WWII Spitfire ahead of the Battle of Britain airshow at IWM Duxford

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon to join Spitfire for Battle of Britain Anniversary flypast at IWM Duxford

The RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and the Supermarine Spitfire will fly together for the first time at IWM Duxford to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Science & Nature

A black and white photo of men standing in a mine at the UK's largest salt mine in Winsford, Cheshire

The vault beneath the UK's largest salt mine where thousands of earth cores from prehistoric London are stored

35 million years of London's geology is preserved 150 metres underground in a Cheshire salt mine. Take a look inside.

Painting & Drawing

a painting of an Indian woman wearing an orange sari

Akash Bhatt's tender study of his mother scoops The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

First Prize in The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and £10,000 goes to Akash Bhatt's tender study of his mother.

Military History

A photo of the folded ensign of HMS Warspite in a box

Fragile ensigns from Battle of Jutland unfurled at Portsmouth National Museum of Royal Navy

Ensigns from the First World War Battle of Jutland, some damaged in battle, have been unveiled together at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth for the first time since 1916.

Curator's Choice

A photo of a glowing Manga character at Tate Liverpool, from Pierre Huyghe’s One Million Kingdoms – part of the new collection display, DLA Piper Series: Constellations

Curator's Choice: Dystopian Manga in Pierre Huyghe's One Million Kingdoms at Tate Liverpool

Mike Pinnington, the gallery's Content Editor, on how being "a sucker" for Japanese Anime and Manga films led him to love a work in the new DLA Piper Series: Constellations exhibition.

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