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El Anatsui review: From Nigeria to London, celebrated artist brings complex creations to October Gallery

Ghanain master alchemist El Anatsui counts tropical woods and railway sleepers among his materials. His new exhibition, at London’s October Gallery, is a rare opportunity to see works by this artistic sage, says Chelsea Garner-Ferris.

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All aboard the Mail Rail: A horse's sick note and cats with pensions at the £26 million Postal Museum

A Mail Rail which visitors can ride around a one-mile loop beneath the building next to the Postal Museum could be one of the highlights when the £26 million venue opens in 2017. Here are a few more exhibits to look forward to.

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The House of Handel and Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix's bedroom becomes museum at former home in London

Kathy Etchingham, who shared Jimi Hendix’s flat at 23 Brook Street after they moved in on July 4 1968, has been sharing her memories as a new museum opens to the public.

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Archaeologists discover one of Roman Britain's earliest surviving frescos beneath City of London street

A decorative Roman fresco buried at the start of a huge city construction project nearly 2,000 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists near London's historic Leadenhall Market.

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Artist's Statement: Joanna Lipper on photographing Nigerian chief, artist and social entrepreneur Nike Davies-Okundaye

The award-winning photographer, filmmaker and Harvard Lecturer on working with the star of her photo exhibition, The Power Of One Woman, which is at London's Gallery Of African Art.

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Alison Britton: Content and Form traces 40 years of maverick ceramics at the V&A

The V&A presents a survey of work by the influential British potter Alison Britton, spanning her career over the last 40 years and featuring more than 60 pieces.

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Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London's Store Street gallery

You Are Here, at the gallery in the shadow of the British Museum, is a selection of artistic interpretations of maps of London and across the world, says Chelsea Garner.

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Tattoo London: The Museum of London is about to go inside the studios of four of the city's best tattoo artists

Original art, new works made by tattooists for the exhibition and photography and film aim to show life as a London tattoo artist in the major new Museum of London show.

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Black Sheep: Artists explore The Darker Side of Felt at Forty Hall

Forty Hall opens its exhibition programme for 2016 with an exploration of the edgier side of one of the most ancient constructed textiles - felt.

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War, peace, fines and summits: Six images from the movement to achieve equality for women

From the Boer War of more than a century ago to the first World Conference on Women, held in Mexico in 1975, here are six images from the London School of Economics' new exhibition.

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Object of the Week: A bust based on a cast of Isaac Newton's face made at his death

John Belchier, a surgeon of the Royal Society, said this bust, made in terracotta in 1731, "esteemed more like than anything extant of Sir Isaac".

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Crystal Palace dinosaur conservation work restores Iggy the Iguanodon to his former glory

A 160-year-old statue of Iggy the Iguanodon is one of more than 30 iconic life-sized dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures being repaired in Crystal Palace Park.

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How did we get here? Punk.London: 40 Years of Subversive Culture reignited at The 100 Club

Punk London: 40 Years of Subversive Culture, a year-long festival of events, gigs, exhibitions, performances and film celebrating punk, has launched in the capital.

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Stunning images of space from the Natural History Museum's Otherworlds exhibition

Embark on a stunning journey through space with Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, a new photographic exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

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Artists' Statements: Shells, salt, stars and sheep in the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016

Six finalists are in line for the £20,000 Columbia Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries this year. Here are the thoughts of four of them.

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