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Grayson Perry to portray Chris Huhne, Rylan Clark and more in exhibition alongside Channel 4 show

Who are You?, at the National Portrait Gallery, will portray deaf parents, a Muslim convert, a couple living with Alzheimer's, a young transsexual and Northern Ireland loyalist marchers.

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Illustrious life of critic/broadcaster Kenneth Clark makes for satisfying Tate Britain show

Best known for his 1969 documentary series Civilisation, the subject of Tate's biographical show had a number of strings to his bow, as Mark Sheerin discovers.

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May Day in Berlin, Palestinian uprisings and Putin protests: Disobedient Objects at the V&A

The art of protest is played out across 99 objects in the V&A's new exhibition, from the Congo and China to Texas and South Africa. Christian Engel takes a look.

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Goodbye Piccadilly - the buses that went to war at London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum explores the role of buses and bus drivers during the First World War, as well as life on the home front and the social changes that took place in wartime London.

Tate Britain is comical, creepy and a little bit crazy for opening doors to British Folk Art

A provocative exhibition of overlooked art has opened the doors to a hoard of anonymous "hobbyists and eccentrics", says Mark Sheerin.

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Imperial War Museum reopens with ground-breaking interactive First World War gallery

Imperial War Museum's new First World War gallery, which has reopened following a £40 million overhaul, is a major step forward in museum exhibitions, writes Richard Moss.

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Kazimir Malevich: Discovering the man behind Suprematism at Tate Modern

Tate's retrospective of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, whose paintings began to disappear under the Stalin regime of the 1930s, is a rare opportunity, says Rhiannon Starr.

Marina Abramović draws crowds to Serpentine Gallery for 512 Hours of puzzlement

The legendary performance artist follows up her blockbuster show at MoMA with another stint of durational art in a London gallery. Mark Sheerin experiences it.

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Science artist to build giant phone charger powered by 800 pieces of fruit and vegetable

Caleb Charland plans to make a huge organic charger with 800 pieces of fruit and vegetables in a work set to be unveiled in London’s Westfield shopping centre.

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Archaeologists invite public to see walls, floors, buckles and spoons at medieval manor

Owned by the Archbishops of Canterbury before the English Reformation, Headstone Manor is holding an open day to the public following a month-long archaeological excavation.

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Giant sculpture of dead Monty Python parrot Norwegian Blue appears next to Tower Bridge

A mammoth version of the bird from John Cleese and Michael Palin's pet shop sketch, made by sculptor Iain Prendergast in a 15-metre reincarnation, has been crane-lifted into London.

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Original copies of Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights to be displayed on 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

Next year, two of the most significant documents of American history will be for the on display for the first time in the UK.

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Every object tells a story: Imperial War Museum's new atrium promises new creative displays

More than 400 objects will go on display in the Imperial War Museum's new central atrium, including dozens never been seen before, when it re-opens on July 19.

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I Scored a Goal in the World Cup Final: Pelé on vanquishing Sweden and his dad crying

Portrayed in an exhibition by photographer Michael Donald, Edson Arantes do Nascimento reflects on his childhood World Cup memories and the near-invincible Brazil team of 1958.

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Lady Gaga Parliament protest prevails as Secretary of State rules on Smithfield Market

An army of Lady Gaga-inspired protestors are enjoying the edge of glory after their opposition to a proposed retail and office development saw a government inquiry go their way.

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