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Museums at Night 2014: Win a night at the Faber Poetry Archive with an exclusive reading by Daljit Nagra

Five lucky winners will be heading for a night in the Faber Poetry Archive in London's Bloomsbury on May 15 in our exclusive Museums at Night competition.

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Harry Potter illustrator reveals surprise locations ahead of London exhibition

Clare Melinsky, who is one of 22 leading artists from Dumfries and Galloway taking part in a showcase in Chelsea, says her Harry Potter creations owe their scenery to Scotland.

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Science Museum summer exhibition looks like being pure rubbish

Artist Joshua Sofaer, who previously created a human scavenger hunt at Tate Modern, will assemble The Rubbish Collection from the Science Museum's waste this summer.

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Curator's Choice: Actor, model and self-taught painter Rudi Patterson's Visions in Colour

From witnessing slavery in Jamaica as a youth to painting from a Notting Hill concrete high rise, Rudi Patterson's show at Leighton House Museum is powerful, says Wesley Kerr.

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A mother, a homeless man and a fashionista battle it out for 2014 BP Portrait Award

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the 25th anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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Curator's Choice: Henri Matisse – The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

Nicholas Cullinan, the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-curator of Tate's Matisse show, on key works from the exhibition.

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Chapels, circuses and colour as Matisse's Cut-Outs thrill at Tate Modern

The most expansive exhibition of Henri Matisse's works in decades concentrates on the prolific final 17 years of his life in an exhibition recreating the excitement of the artist's studio.

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V&A's Cakespeare has bakers making Bard inspired cakes for Shakespeare's birthday

The V&A's invitation to bake Bard-inspired cakes as part of their Shakespeare festival has resulted in cakes ranging from the ambitious and beautiful to the complicated and bizarre.

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Susan Stockwell unveils work made with recovering soldiers at National Army Museum

Artist Susan Stockwell has unveiled a new textile based artwork at the National Army Museum developed with rehabilitating soldiers.

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Public offered chance to buy shares in "extremely rare" Banksy artwork

Having proved successful in France, My Art Invest has launched with a Banksy artwork, Daddy's Back, as part of a contemporary gallery space in Shoreditch.

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Lynette Wallworth video artwork helps Southbank pull out stops for iconic organ

Lynette Wallworth unveils her new video work at the South Bank this Friday with a visual and acoustic appreciation of organ music.

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RAF Museum to open First World in the Air permanent exhibition in December 2014

The RAF Museum has announced it will open its new permanent exhibition exploring the first air war in December 2014, with a £900,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Skeletons buried beneath square were malnourished London victims of Black Death

Skeletons buried beneath Farringdon belonged to 25 plague victims who were manual labourers from the 14th century - and could lead to thousands of other bodies, say scientists.

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Thierry Noir, first artist to paint on the Berlin Wall, has first solo show in London exhibition

In 1984, French artist Thierry Noir settled in a squat overlooking the Berlin Wall at the border. Thirty years on, his works are about to arrive in London.

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Divination, sorcery, runes, thunder and spirits: Vikings at the British Museum

Emily Beeson negotiates ale buckets and rusted broadswords on a trip around the British Museum's bewitching Life and Legend exhibition.

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