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Laughing Holes and Slaptalk: Ten things to see at this year's Sick! Festival

From the changing face of porn to a homage to artist Frida Kahlo, this year's festival is about to begin in Brighton and Manchester. Here are a few of the oddities to enjoy.

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Manchester Museum to reveal more secrets of the Easter Island statues

New research into the great stone maoi of the Pacific Island of Rapa Nui is about to be revealed when Manchester Museum opens a new exhibition about the Easter Island statues.

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The new-look Whitworth Art Gallery: Director Maria Balshaw on the £15 million development

The Director of one of Manchester's best-loved galleries - reopened last week following a £15 million redevelopment - talks new spaces, artists and expletives.

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Art's Halo Effect: Maria Balshaw on the developing art infrastructure in Manchester

As a major artwork by Ryan Gander is unveiled in Beswick, Culture24 hears from the Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth about the changing cultural landscape of the north-west.

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Museum of Science and Industry celebrates £3 million investment in new gallery space

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £3 million to help create a stunning new temporary exhibition space at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

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£78 million arts centre The Factory to make Manchester "cultural counterweight" to London

Politicians and the Arts Council are backing a huge artist-led venue at the centre of a creative village in Manchester which leaders say will rival London's Coliseum.

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Who would you pick as a Radical Hero? People's History Museum names list of 100

Manchester's People's History Museum has picked suffragettes, rights activists, politicians and sportsmen on a list of 100 heroes who changed Britain.

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Major exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery draws on five senses to bring home conflict

The Sensory War 1914-2014 brings together artists from the Great War with later works about Vietnam, Congo, Afghanistan and the Gulf.

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Indian dance performance to take Mancunians on journey of Ascension to the heavens

See pictures from the Asian dance company who are visiting Manchester with a show based on Dante's ascension from the 14th century Divine Comedy poem.

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