South East

Plan a day out in the South East of England here! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.

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HMS Victory to be re-painted in original Battle of Trafalgar colours

The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth is re-painting HMS Victory, the most celebrated ship in naval history, to make it historically accurate for the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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Richard Dadd: Art, psychosis and the Victorian asylum at Watts Gallery

The career of Victorian artist Richard Dadd was overshadowed by psychotic illness, murder and incarceration. A new exhibition of his works at Watts Gallery in Surrey explores a rare and visionary talent.

From Chandigarh to Chichester: The Rock Garden Sculptures of Nek Chand

Pallant House Gallery Artistic Director Simon Martin reflects on a recent British Council funded trip to Chandigarh, India, to meet Indian Outsider artist Nek Chand, who died this week as a display of his works opens at the Chichester gallery

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Hotel plan could save World War Two Red Sands Sea Forts off Kent coast

An ambitious proposal has been unveiled to turn the disused World War Two Red Sands offshore fort complex, off the Kent coast, into a hotel.

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Young boy's sculpture of dad on holiday joins Grayson Perry exhibition in Margate

Selected from 200 submissions, works by 41 of the best fledgling artists are being showcased alongside ones by Grayson Perry in Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour.

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Georg Baselitz gets kicks courting controversy in White Cube at Glyndebourne

The blue chip gallery franchise opens its Sussex outpost with a painting show to feature a new series of paintings by German neo-expressionist. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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Drawing the Nude: Pallant House traces the journey of the nude since Manet's Olympia

Pallant House is looking at the way artists have captured the nude since Édouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’ challenged viewers with a new kind of nakedness in 1865.

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Artists' Statement: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey talk about climatic sound art

Culture24 hears from the Australian duo Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey about Gauge, an interactive live composition of sound sculptures which all relate to water and the elements.

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Archaeologists investigate mystery of young Civil War woman buried in unusual grave in Oxford

Carl Champness, of Oxford Archaeology, says the "wild theories" surrounding a woman buried in a garden during the 17th century could have overlooked a plague outbreak.

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Forged in Fire: Ten objects from the forges of Oxfordshire at The Oxfordshire Museum

Ten objects from Forged in Fire: Oxfordshire metals through time, a new exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum bringing together unique and unusual objects to tell the story of metal working in the......

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Vast White Stillness: Artist Claudia Molitor on her "very personal" work at the Brighton Festival 2015

Composer Claudia Molitor on her new installation and performance for the Brighton Festival, set in a maze of tunnels beneath a listed hotel.

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