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Devotional panel of beheaded rebel 14th century martyr surfaces on shore of River Thames

A devotional panel issued to mourners who circled the grave of Thomas, the Earl of Lancaster who was executed as a martyr almost 700 years ago, has resurfaced on the north bank of the Thames.

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Wallace & Gromit sheep sculptures flock into London in aid of children's charity

A flock of 50 huge, colourful sheep, sculpted by artists across the country based on Wallace and Gromit’s charismatic Shaun the Sheep, are moving into place across London this weekend.

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"Creaking" Museum of London could create "unrivalled experience" at Smithfield Market by 2021

The City of London Corporation is backing plans which the Museum of London hopes will double its visitor count to more than two million people annually.

a painting of lemons, onions, fish, jug and wine on a blue table

The Art of a Nation: First major exhibition of Irish art in London for over 30 years

Seventy works taken from the Allied Irish Banks art collection are heading to London's Mall Galleries in May for a sparkling exhibition of Irish art since 1900. Here's ten of the best.

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Curator's Choice: Steven Bode on blood and alter-egos at the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2015

The Director of Film and Video Umbrella takes a look at the works by the two artists, Lucy Clout and Marianna Simnett, taking part in this year's exhibition at London's Jerwood Space.

a painting of a Russian woman feeding an injured soldier from her breast

Ten artists exploring the legacy of World War Two in Russian Art

Ten artworks from a new exhibition from Art Russe at the Saatchi Gallery exploring how 20th century Russian artists responded to World War Two.

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Fashion on the Ration: The story of clothing on the home front during World War Two

Laura Clouting, curator of the Imperial War Museum exhibition Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, talks about rationing, utility clothing and fashion on the home front during World War Two.

a painting showing horses and carriages with men dressed in funeral black

The NPG prepares to show its biggest portrait: The Duke of Wellington's Funeral Procession

The National Portrait Gallery is to display for the first time the largest portrait in its Collection, a print showing the entire funeral procession of the Duke of Wellington, for Waterloo200.

Photos put on painterly weight in Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden at Tate Modern

Figurative South African painter enjoys her largest European show to date with some 100 works on Bankside. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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Archaeologists begin excavating thousands of skeletons from London's first municipal cemetery

Kirstie Brewer sees work start to create a ticket office at the Liverpool Street station site where thousands of burials from the 16th and 17th century are thought to lie.

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Libertines singer Pete Doherty visits London church to give artist's crucifixion blessing

Indie wildman Pete Doherty prayed, played a piano and sang a tune on a visit to the St Marylebone church where a life-size sculpture of him is helping raise funds to find a missing man.

Last Chance to See: Guy Bourdin: Image Maker at Somerset House

The Man Ray protégé and fan of dismembered mannequin legs provides a seductive exhibition of vogue advertising prints from a 40-year career.

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Hans Haacke's Gift Horse wins approval of Grayson Perry and Boris Johnson on Fourth Plinth

Sporting a digital ribbon which displays stock market prices, the tenth sculpture in Trafalgar Square seems an appropriately political one ahead of this year's General Election.

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Armoured rhinos, kangaroos, fake dragons and knitted taxidermy in Grant Museum's Art of Unknown Animals

A 16th century copy of Albrecht Dürer's rhinoceros and George Stubbs' view of a Captain Cook kangaroo are among the highlights in a show of animal depictions made by artists who had never seen their ......

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Artist uses steel to warn of towns at risk of fracking in Unseen Landscapes exhibition

Abstract painter Sam Peacock, from the at-risk fracking destination of Rugby, says his earth-based works awaken a "devil spirit" through destructive methods.

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