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A heavily made up white portrait of Malcolm X taken made by an anonymous child from an afrocentric colouring book

Artists come from such strange places: Glenn Ligon talks abstraction, discrimination and Nottingham Contemporary

New York artist Glenn Ligon tells Culture24 about his first curatorial project, which brings diverse influences together for Nottingham Contemporary show Encounters and Collisions

a watercolour and collage of a bridge with road and surrounding buildings

The linocuts, prints and paintings of Peter Clayton at the Attenborough Centre in Leicester

An exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre showcases the work of artist and teacher Peter Clayton, whose work with the Leicester Print Workshop has inspired students and the public.

A photo of a woman wearing purple gloves holding up a piece of civil war body armour

Amputation knives to historical gold mines: key exhibits from the new National Civil War Centre

Ahead of the public opening of the new £5.4 million National Civil War Centre in Newark on Sunday, curators and experts introduce some of the star objects going on display.

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Times Square to Nottingham: Backlit gallery hosts New York exhibition of Einstein on the Beach

Original exhibits from Einstein on the Beach, Robert Wilson's 1975 production which included the longest score Philip Glass ever wrote for an opera, are about to go on show in Nottingham.

A photo of a large modern museum in a brown brick venue on a city street

The magic fairy dust of the game: National Videogame Arcade powers up in Nottingham

Showing computer science as a discipline but still encouraging adults to do battle with virtual pants, the new £2.5 million centre for videogaming is about to open.

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From car park to royal tomb: Ten stories from the discovery of Richard III

Marking Richard III's burial in Leicester Cathedral we look back at the top ten stories about the dramatic discovery of the last Plantaganet king of England.

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Benedict Cumberbatch revealed as Richard III's second cousin as actor prepares to read at reinterment ceremony

Ahead of the cathedral ceremony, genealogists have produced a family tree which shows the Oscar nominee is the last Plantagenet king's Richard 16 times removed second cousin.

A photo of the reconstructed head of a king with blue eyes and blond hair

Head of Richard III reconstructed in four-hour operation based on DNA test results

Professor Caroline Wilkinson has reconstructed the head of Richard III, reflecting the blond hair and blue eyes of the king based on DNA evidence from his remains.

a colour photograph of a fairground in a wooded location seen across a stretch of water

The Dark Art of Kitsch: Photographer George Miles on his Views of Matlock Bath

Loved by Hilary Mantel and mentored by American photographer Stephen Shore, photographer George Miles explains how his Views of Matlock Bath came into being.

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