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British Museum's Vikings Live to hit cinemas on April 24

Continuing the trend for alternative cinema content alongside major London exhibitions, Vikings Live is about to go on a major tour of British cinemas.

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Lifesaver: Amy Sharrocks talks about her coastal mass stumble for Museums at Night

As she prepares for Museums at Night 2014, Amy Sharrocks talks about her plans for a live art event in Swansea and being "super alive" to the spontaneity of the moment.

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Human bones from Welsh cliffs could come from "unofficial" Tudor burial ground

Dozens of human bone fragments, found by a member of the public off the cliffs of Cwm Nash following storm erosion in January, could date from as long ago as the 16th century.

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Picture Gallery: Exquisite John Piper landscapes of Wales join Cardiff collection

Take a look at five of the highlights from a £974,000 collection of the mid-20th century painter's works, bought by National Museum Wales.

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Last chance to see Neolithic tomb and Celtic fire-dog in Cardiff archaeological gallery

A 1st century leopard cup from Italy and examples of the earliest gold in Wales could move to St Fagans as part of a bid to give the collection greater exposure.

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Festival overload: a look at the art festivals, biennials and triennials of 2014

It's a bumper year for bi-annual and tri-annual art festivals and this is the only round up you need: from Glasgow Festival to Whitstable Biennale, here's what to put in the diary.

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The best art exhibitions to see in Wales in 2014

Art lovers have a feast in store in Wales in 2014; check out the highlights in this Culture24 guide to some of the best art exhibitions in the country during the coming year.

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From Kraftwerk and William Scott to Jeremy Deller and David Bowie: A Culture24 review of 2013 in art

It's been an eventful 12 months in the art world: the shows, the spaces, the players and highlights. Culture24's Mark Sheerin takes a looks back.

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Artes Mundi Prize 2014 announces artist shortlist for Cardiff's National Museum of Art

Eight artists have been named on the shortlist for the £40,000 award in Cardiff, with nominees from the US, Israel, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands, Iceland and Britain.

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Sir Peter Blake’s 28-year-long obsession with Dylan Thomas bears fruit in Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff hosts the pop art veteran's ongoing exploration of the Welsh poet's 'play for voices', Under Milk Wood. We speak to curator Beth McIntyre.

Cardiff Castle behind its newly flooded moat.

Cardiff Castle's Mill Leat moat restored in Bute Park archaeological restoration

Mill Leat, the outer western moat at Cardiff Castle, was re-flooded yesterday, returning the site to its original form as part of the wider Bute Park restoration project.

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Scientists see bluestones archaeology link between Wales and Stonehenge

Admitting that "almost everything" they knew about the bluestones of Stonehenge may have been wrong, scientists are linking the famous stones with a west Wales pile.

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Chepstow marks the forgotten 12-hour soiree of Dylan Thomas's funeral cortege

One of the many bizaare incidents in the death of Dylan Thomas is to be celebrated at Chepstow Drill Hall as Chepstow Museum searches for a bar with an unusual yet natural connection to the poet.

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The Culture24 guide to the best outdoor ice rinks for winter 2013

The festive period is approaching - time to get your skates on and check out Culture24's guide to the best winter ice rinks and outdoor skating for Christmas 2013, from Brighton and Manchester to......

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Wales Remembers 1914-1918: First World War centenary commemoration launched in Cardiff

Wales' First Minister, Carwyn Jones, this week launched the country's four-year centenary programme to commemorate the First World War.

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