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A fashionista, a homeless man and a mother battle it out for 2014 BP Portrait Award

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Art

An image of various cut-out paper prints in different colours looking like coral sections

Curator's Choice: Henri Matisse – The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

Nicholas Cullinan, the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-curator of Tate's Matisse show, on key works from the exhibition.

History & Heritage

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Only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales to open for Museums at Night

The Gas Museum in the Norfolk town of Fakenham will light a lamp for the public this May. Chairman Mike Bridges tells us about pubs, cookers and the holes in every field.

Science & Nature

A photo of people looking at a human body in motion shown in forensic detail

German anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens' preserved humans to visit Newcastle

Fusing art, science and culture, the exhibition of plastinated bodies visits Life after being seen by more than 38 million visitors in cities across the world.

Spliced

a colourful painting of two men seated next to a camp fire

I Cheer A Dead Man's Sweetheart: A show about the life of painting at De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill is currently showing the work of 21 living painters in a bold show of contrasts that champions technique, skill and the love of painting.

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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