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A photo of a colourful interior of a house inside a gallery created by Felicity Hammond for House 2016 in Brighton

Show Room: Artist Felicity Hammond prods London's property bubble with Language of Living commission

Working somewhere between photography, sculpture, property promotional materials and contemporary art, Felicity Hammond has made a candy-coloured room for Brighton's HOUSE Festival.

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"Daunting is an understatement": The battle by archaeologists to save a burnt-out mansion

Catherine Edwards was one of four archaeologists faced with the task of a salvage operation at Clandon Park, in Surrey, after a huge electrical fire. She describes the mission to save artefacts from the 18th century site.

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Restoration uncovers secrets of Cliveden's underground chamber

Renovations of a vaulted chamber beneath the National Trust property Cliveden in Berkshire have offered clues to its original purpose and the public are invited to take a look.

A photo of sculptor Hamish Black crouching in a garden next to a curved black sculpture called Blackbird in Kemp Town, Brighton

Enter the Secret Garden: Sculpture and sound meet in a Regency Brighton landscape

Set in a secret Brighton garden during the city's festival month, sculptor Hamish Black's Blackbird sculpture has been described as a silent song in a secret garden - as he tells Culture24.

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Archaeologists in "extraordinary" search for remains of abbey where Alfred the Great was buried

Community archaeologists in Winchester have spoken of the "rollercoaster" they embarked upon during a back garden dig which revealed major structures from the 12th century Hyde Abbey.

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Famous Somme football charge recreated on anniversary of fire which destroyed WWI collection

On the first anniversary of a fire at a Surrey National Trust house which destroyed a First World War football, re-enactors will embark on a two-day march with an Edwardian-style replica.

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End of Empire: Yinka Shonibare MBE on his new exhibition at Margate's Turner Contemporary

As his new End of Empire exhibition opens, the artist talks to Mark Sheerin about the EU Referendum, the First World War and adopting a reconciliatory approach.

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Shakespeare's Dead: Deathbeds, leering skulls and the folio that started it all

Death is eternal in Shakespeare. Take a look at the new Shakespeare's Dead exhibition at the Weston Library in Oxford, with co-curator Professor Emma Smith.

a drawing of a nude young woman combing her hair

Pallant House scoops beautiful Degas nude once owned by Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough

Pallant House gallery has acquired a largely unseen drawing by Edgar Degas, previously owned by Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough as part of the Acceptance in Lieu scheme.

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The year of Stanley Spencer: Galleries celebrate the life and works of an English genius

A trio of exhibitions together with events, readings and a flurry of book publications mark the 125th birthday of Stanley Spencer in 2016/17.

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Win a copy of Face: Shape and Angle, Helen Muspratt Photographer

Win a copy of the beautiful monograph of photographs by pioneering photographer Helen Muspratt as featured in the current exhibition at Pallant House Gallery.

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