Health,

‘Art aids health’ say GPs

Two-thirds of general practitioners believe that art makes a significant contribution to public health, according to a new survey.

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Visual Art

The art of making money – as seen by Topolski

The long-hidden drawings by the Polish expressionist Feliks Topolski from the 1950s of the Bank of England’s printing works in Epping Forest are going on display for the first time.

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Visual Art, National Portrait Gallery, Poetry, Dylan Thomas

NPG acquires John’s Dylan Thomas portrait – for Wales

A portrait of the poet Dylan Thomas by his friend and drinking companion Augustus John has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery – to be reunited in Wales with that of his wife.

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Museums, Museum of London

Toxic fatberg in museum quarantrine - watch it here

The last pieces of the “fatberg”, the monstrous agglomeration of sewer waste found by Thames Water workers under Whitechapel in East London, have become part of the Museum of London’s permanent collection – in quarantine.

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Glyndebourne, Opera, Work

Langridge takes on Glyndebourne

Stephen Langridge, a champion of contemporary opera, is the new artistic director of the temple of traditional opera, Glyndebourne.

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Historic England

England’s tragic, triumphant and timeless stories

This is the memorial stone for Charlotte Dymond, aged 18 when she was murdered in I844, and a humble waymark in the nation’s story.

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Museums, Nightingale

Nightingale to tell the story of the 1918 plague that killed more than WWI

Spanish flu, which killed between 50-100m worldwide in 1918-19 is to be the subject of a nine-month exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.

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Funding

Culture in local government cut by 20% since 2011

New figures show rural areas worst affected

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Museums, Birmingham

Brum museum in three year closure plan

Major revamp will see new museum centre in Yardley

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Funding, Arts Council, Durham

Arts centre appeals for support

The Witham in Barnard Castle needs £30,000

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