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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark announce second ship-themed gig at Museum of Liverpool

The revered electro-pop group will become the first band to play at the waterfront museum, paying homage to the Dazzle Ship exhibit which inspired their fourth album.

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World Museum Liverpool's Green Pigeon is unique and related to Dodo, say scientists

Scientists in Australia have extracted and purified tiny DNA fragments to draw groundbreaking conclusions about the 230-year-old Green Pigeon held in Liverpool.

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Liverpool Pals memorial to be unveiled at Liverpool Lime Street for First World War Centenary

The sacrifice of the Pals Battalions of Liverpool is to be marked with a new memorial at Liverpool Lime Street station designed by local sculptor Tom Murphy.

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In Pictures: Jellyfish take over derelict buildings and snakes come alive in Liverpool

Duo Walter Hugo and Zoniel fill a Toxteth building with tanks of jellyfish, while the World Museum prepares to host boa constrictors and royal pythons later this year.

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Artist's Statement: An art gallery's first Philosopher-in-Residence

Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou, from the University of Liverpool, talks city centre art galleries and reflecting on oneself at The Bluecoat.

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Museums at Night Curator's Choice: Grayson Perry's taste tribe tapestries in Liverpool

Aligning biblical scenes with Cath Kidston bags, Grayson Perry's tapestries will open at the Walker Art Gallery for LightNight this May. Curator Pauline Rushton tells us more.

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JG Ballard-inspired Science Fiction: New Death seeks Middle East resolutions and more

See artworks from the major contemporary science fiction exhibition opening at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool later this month.

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The great Mondrian bake-off: Tate and Turner Contemporary celebrate artist with cakes

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian would have been 142 today. Ahead of their exhibitions devoted to his influential career, bakers in Liverpool and Margate have been hard at work.

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Archaeologists channel spirit of Rastamouse as robber returns iPad to police in Liverpool

An iPad stolen from an archaeology van has been returned to a Merseyside police station following a Big Heritage appeal seen by more than 250,000 people.

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Archaeologists ask robber to return items and receive two-week history rehabilitation

Big Heritage say they will help a robber who stole items including a replica bog body and an iPad to escape their "crap circumstances" if they come forward.

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iPaw iPads, Minimum Wage Machines and a gliding robot: Time and Motion at FACT

Pictures from the animated current exhibition at Liverpool's FACT where, among other workplace concepts, you can see a zoetrope of a man's reality in dream-time.

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Ten to see at this year's LightNight festival across Liverpool

Sound Battles, dancing, candle labyrinths and ice carving all light up Liverpool's galleries, cathedrals, museums and streets for this year's LightNight adventure.

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Tate Liverpool announces Pay what you Can weekend in spirit of Art Turning Left show

Visitors are being invited to pay up to £20 - or, of course, sneak in for nothing - in an initiative inspired by the themes of the exhibition, accompanied by a weekend of events.

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Royal De Luxe to return to Liverpool for First World War Centenary Cultural Programme

Another marionette spectacular is on the cards at Liverpool this July, as the French production team famed for their giant street processions return with Memories of August 1914.

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The best art exhibitions to see in the North West in 2014

The best art exhibitions in the North West in 2014 including Liverpool, Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.

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