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A photo of World War One re-enactors going on a march to honour the Somme fallen

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.

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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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The UK National Poo Museum has opened on the Isle of Wight

The National Poo Museum has opened at Sandown on the Isle of Wight – and its trio of founders plan to take it on tour later in the year.

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Fashion Cities Africa: Exhibition of star designers promises "something really special"

Ruby McGonigle, of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, tells us about the "crazy" ten months of planning behind the "spectacular" Fashion Cities Africa exhibition.

A photo of local Brighton witch Doreen Valiente whose collection is going on show at Preston Manor

It's witchcraft: occult collection of Doreen Valiente, the 'mother of modern witchcraft', to go on public display at Brighton's Preston Manor

A mansion known for hauntings is about to host the first major exhibition of the collection of Doreen Valiente, one of the most important figures in modern witchcraft.

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Archaeologists reconstruct ancient Bronze Age trackway using socket axes

Heritage Eastbourne is re-building part of the UK’s largest Bronze Age trackway for its forthcoming exhibition, Making Tracks: Eastbourne’s Bronze Age Mystery.

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"It's a sort of build-up of gunge": Public tours of tunnels beneath Brighton's Royal Pavilion

Meg Hogg and Geoff Greenwood, two experts at Brighton's famous Royal Pavilion, are leading tours of the tunnels beneath the foundations until the end of March - almost 200 years after John Nash......

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