Brighton & Hove

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Curator's Choice: Dr Alexandra Loske on George IV and his cherished giraffe at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion

The Exotic Creatures exhibition At Brighton's Royal Pavilion gives an intriguing insight into early menageries and zoos. See George IV’s ‘liger’ painting for the first time and uncover the story of his precious giraffe.

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Terrified family gift ghostly book to Brighton's most haunted house

A terrified family from Kent has given a 100-year-old Brighton shop ledger to the city's most haunted house, Preston Manor, after being plagued by ghostly visitations and a spectre who told them to return the book to Brighton.

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COP 21: Artists come together to launch Festival of Climate Ideas alongside conference

Starting from ONCA Gallery in Brighton, a group of artists will hold a ceremony for lost species today, launching a week-long festival coinciding with the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

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Artist's Statement: Classically-trained vocal artist Elaine Mitchener on privacy and intimacy

Classically-trained vocal artist Elaine Mitchener has worked with everyone from Sonia Boyce to Goldie. Her latest work, Industrialising Intimacy, is all about our loss of privacy and the strength of......

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Artist's Statement: The vanishing community of haenyeo all-women seaworkers on a Pacific island

Mikhail Karikis is the artist behind SeaWomen, a video and sound installation about a fast-vanishing community of elderly sea workers living on the North Pacific island of Jeju.

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The best art exhibitions to see in the South East of England during 2015

The autumn winter exhibition season is upon us in the South East and we have selected the best shows to catch between now and Christmas.

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Object of the Week: The batsuit worn by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises

Meet the batsuit worn by three-time Batman Christian Bale in his final leap into the darkness, 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, on display at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

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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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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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"I'm interested in how we identify ourselves": Artist Nathan Coley on his HOUSE Festival commission

The British contemporary artist on the two works he has created in Brighton: Portraits of Dissension at Regency Town House and You Imagine what you Desire at St Nicholas' Church.

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An eclectic love for the arts: Chief Executive Andrew Comben on the Brighton Festival 2015

Trained as a horn player but happier admiring from afar these days, one of the key figures behind this year's festival previews works by Marcus Coates, Agnès Varda and more.

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