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Largest artwork ever commissioned in the UK highlights climate change on streets of Bristol

Bristol residents are taking to the streets to make a 32-mile long artwork highlighting the need for UK flood defences as a result of climate change.

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Stonehenge "may never be the same again" as new digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology

A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge thanks to an unprecedented digital mapping project.

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Unexpected Festival returns to Exeter with First World War Centenary work and circus stars

Back in the city for a second time, Exeter's Unexpected Festival features acclaimed circus group NoFitState and performances at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

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The Swash Channel Wreck gives up its secrets at Poole Museum

Artefacts from the Swash Channel Wreck, the ornately carved Dutch merchantman hailed as the most important UK shipwreck discovery since the Mary Rose, are on display at Poole Museum.

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Banksy's Grim Reaper removed from Bristol's Thekla ahead of public display in museum

Banksy's macabre painting has been removed from the harbour home of one of Bristol's most popular music venues as part of an agreement with Bristol Museums.

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"I love the idea of art that can be touched": Bristol Biennial plans September surprises

Grass men and fountains transformed into cranberry farms will be part of the Bristol Biennial when it returns for a second time next month, says Artistic Director Hannah Clark.

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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......

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Archaeologists say Anglo-Saxon sword discovery "couldn't have been better scripted"

An Anglo-Saxon sword found on a neolithic settlement will undergo X-rays later this year, as archaeologists survey the revealing discoveries of a five-week dig at Barrow Clump.

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In Pictures: The new £2.4 million Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum

Take a look inside the new gallery at Salisbury Museum, which opened earlier this month with artefacts including the Amesbury Archer and the Wardour Hoard.

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Artist's Statement: Theresa Bruno discusses her 'imaginary museum' in Bournemouth

Culture24 was in Dorset for another installment of Artist's Statement. At SIX we met Theresa Bruno, who told us about her latest work.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: The story of an early Bronze Age lunula found in Dorset

Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, the Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset, tells Culture24 about landowners chucking cows out of fields and neck rings found in grave settings.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Roman gold, a medieval matrix and an amulet in Cornwall

Anna Tyacke, the Finds Liaison Officer for Cornwall, chooses a Roman gold bracelet or neck fragment, a medieval silver seal matrix and a first pestle amulet.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Roman gold coins and daggers of war in the west

Kurt Adams, the Finds Liaison Officer for Gloucestershire and Avon, introduces an extremely rare gold coin and a dangerous metal dagger found by a fisherman.

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Salisbury Museum opens £2.4 million Wessex Gallery of Archaeology

BBC presenter Dr Alice Roberts and Time Team's Phil Harding were among the visitors to the Salisbury Museum's new £2.4 million gallery for an opening weekend full of fun.

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Archaeologists plan Roman shrine excavation in Wiltshire as Wessex Gallery opens

Ahead of the opening of the new gallery and the start of the Festival of Archaeology, Finds Liaison Officer Richard Henry tells us about a few finds.

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