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Beautiful, grown-up and erudite: Coastal Currents festival returns with sawing and feathers

Alice Anderson's work on the front of an Old Town shop and Kate MccGwire's strange feathers in a castle are among the highlights in the Hastings festival's 15th year.

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Public offered toilet roll and cut-price prints by Chapman Brothers in Jerwood Gallery appeal

With just three days left to raise the £25,000 needed to bring the Chapman Brothers to Hastings, the Jerwood Gallery is calling on the public to help it cross the finish line.

Troupes and toast modernism as Bestival 2014 prepares to welcome castaway artists

As well as Beck, Outkast, Foals and friends, the colourful Bestival has an impressive visual arts line-up entertaining the crowds at Robin Hill this year.

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Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter is inspirational at Towner Eastbourne

The life and work of the remarkable Peggy Angus is celebrated with a fitting exhibition at Towner. Richard Moss enjoys the journey with Angus biographer James Russell.

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Archaeologists compare Neolithic Kent site to Stonehenge, find Bronze Age funerary monument

A Neolithic ditch, enlarged with an outer ring into a huge funerary monument during the Bronze Age, has been found on housing development grounds in Kent.

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Artist's Statement: Simon Faithfull on buying a boat on eBay and burning it at sea

This week, artist Simon Faithfull set fire to a boat off the coast of Dorset, letting it sink to the bottom of the sea in a new reef being streamed live as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial. He......

Burning boats, glass plates and mass observation as Brighton Photo Biennial returns

Under the slogan Communities, Collectives and Collaboration, the sixth edition of UK’s largest photo festival will showcase the work of 45 photographers and artists.

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Curator's Choice: Legendary goalkeeper Robert 'Pom Pom' Whiting's World War I story

Historian Tim Carder tells us the tragic tale of Bob Whiting, whose life is part of the new War Stories: Voices from the First World War exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

Only known three-quarter self-portrait by GF Watts on display in Watts Gallery in Surrey

For the first time in 30 years, the Watts Gallery in Surrey shows the master’s Self-Portrait in a Red Robe painted in 1853, having bought it from a private American collection.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Medieval rings, Bronze Age hoards and Iron Age discoveries

Jennifer Jackson, the Finds Liaison Officer for Kent, chooses three formidable archaeological discoveries found across the region, including the Boughton Malherbe hoard.

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Six stories from Brighton Museum's War Stories: Voices from the First World War

Spouses who fell in love at military hospitals and soldiers in Iraq who filled scrapbooks with cricket scores are among the World War I stories in Brighton, reveals curator Jody East.

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Curator's Choice: An undercoat worn by a First World War soldier at Brighton Museum

Left on a grandmother's sideboard for years, a coat at Brighton Museum's new War Stories display is part of the story of two brothers who died on the Somme a century ago.

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Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit conveys sense of dissident excitement

They may not be amusing, but the five artists whose lives and works are portrayed at the Southampton gallery make for important stories from art history, says Mark Sheerin.

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Ancient gold from 4,300-year-old woman's necklace and "exceptional" Neolithic houses go on show

Finds stretching as far back as the Ice Age, including a recreation of an important woman, have been put on public show following 11 years of excavations at a quarry in Berkshire.

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Archaeologists to begin excavating early Bronze Age cemetery in Hampshire

Archaeologists hope to discover the origins of a 21-barrow set of graves on Petersfield Heath during a four-year campaign of excavations.

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