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Northern Soul all-nighter to grab sound from floorboards at Manchester's Victoria Baths

Ten-day arts festival Un-Rest has begun at Manchester's Restoration-winning Victoria Baths. Morris Dancers and veteran bodybuilders play their part in a show of powerful physicality.

Art

Somewhat Abstract offers painting, sculpture and more visual 'crack' in Nottingham

Nottingham Contemporary borrows 98 works from the Arts Council Collection to stage a visual essay on the relative merits of abstraction.

History & Heritage

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Museums at Night 2014: Win a night at the Faber Poetry Archive with an exclusive reading

Five lucky winners will be heading for a night in the Faber Poetry Archive in London's Bloomsbury on May 15 in our exclusive Museums at Night competition.

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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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.

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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