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Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond dives headlong into mental health at the Wellcome Collection

Are museums the right place for discussions about social issues, and should their exhibitions tackle them? Rachel Teskey takes a look at the Wellcome's new show, which starts with the 13th century Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Art

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Jarvis Cocker curates a new exhibition in London based on his 90s Outsider Art series Journeys to the Outside

Nek Chand, the self-taught Indian who made an 18-acre rock sculpture garden, and St Eom, a visionary from Georgia responsible for a seven-acre artscape, are part of The Gallery of Everything.

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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Grunts and Grapples: These are the stars who made wrestling great for four decades in Britain

In its World of Sport slot on Saturday teatime, wrestling became an ITV ratings winner between 1955 and 1989. Now a new exhibition in Tunbridge Wells is showing off costumes, posters and a Jeremy Deller video.

Science & Nature

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"It holds vast cosmic forces": Shuttle astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman shows up at Scottish town's science-art exhibition

Jeffrey Hoffman, the five-mission shuttle astronaut and savior of the Hubble Space Telescope, was a surprise visitor to the Merz Gallery, in Sanquhar, for its Landscape of Waves exhibition.

Painting & Drawing

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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.

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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