January 25 2015 Latest news:

Yorkshire exhibition

Yorkshire Exhibition, 25 January - 31 December, Leeds

Discover the people who live, work and holiday in Yorkshire as well as one or two quirky local items!

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Nebuchadnezzar. © Tate Images

William Blake: Apprentice & Master, until 1 March, Oxford

Follow the life and work of William Blake and discover his prowess as a printmaker, painter and poet.

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Sir Anthony van Dyck, Self-portrait. Image courtesy of the Art Fund

Self: Image and Identity, 24 January – 10 May, Kent

From David Hockney and Tracey Emin to John Constable and JMW Turner, discover the rise of self-portraiture and its impact on Western art.

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Only in England. © Tony Ray Jones / Bradford Med/ National Media Museum

Only in England, 13 February – 7 June, Liverpool

Combining the talents of two noted photographers of past and present, this exhibition examines the lasting influence of the late Tony Ray-Jones on the development of British photography from the 1970s to the present day.

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Peter Yates, Minorca

Peter Yates: Painting 1939-1980, 10 January – 9 May 2015, Newcastle

Discover the work of Peter Yates and how he was influenced by both his peers and his travels across the globe.

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Historic Photography Uncovered, National Museum of Wales

Historic Photography Uncovered, 24 January – 19 April 2015, Cardiff

Trace the evolution of photography, as both a means of scientific and social record as well as a medium for artistic expression, and take a look at how photographic processes actually work.

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Indian Encounters

Indian encounters, until 1 March 2015, Edinburgh

Discover the links between Britain and India during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Small Stories

Small Stories: At home in a dolls’ house, 13 December – 6 September 2015, London

If Father Christmas forgers to bring you a dolls’ house this year, take a trip to this exhibition instead where 12 miniature residences are on display for all to enjoy.

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Gibsons of Scilly

Gibsons of Scilly, until 18 January, Falmouth

Enjoy a photographic record of life at sea in Cornwall in the 1800s.

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Winter Wonderland. Image by Andrew Jeffery

Cardiff Winter Wonderland, until 5 January 2015, Cardiff

Cardiff will once again be turning its festive cheer up to max with its annual Winter Wonderland event.

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Paul Scott's Fukushima.

Paul Scott: Confected, Borrowed and Blue, until 18 January, Bath

View an alternative take on traditional ceramics at this exhibition of Paul Scott’s work.

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1st Duke of Wellington. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015, 31 January 2015 – 13 January 2016, Berkshire

With a range of prints, drawings, silverware, furniture and weapons being highlighted throughout, learn more about the Battle of Waterloo and its aftermath during a visit to Windsor Castle.

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Ray Richardson, Our Side of the Water. Image by Sebastien Pons

REALITY: Modern & Contemporary British Painting, until 1 March 2015, Norfolk

The work of Francis Bacon, David Hockney, L.S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer and George Shaw are among those on display at this exhibition which brings together over 50 works celebrating British painting over the past 60 years.

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Warwick Castle

Carols at Warwick Castle, 20 December, Warwickshire

Dust off your vocal chords and join in with the choir of St Mary’s and Royal Spa Brass as they perform a range of Christmas carols to get visitors into the festive spirit.

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The Magic of Christmas Past, Hever Castle

The Magic of Christmas Past, until 14 December, Kent

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Hever Castle where the rooms are adorned with greenery and glistening decorations.

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Christmas at Kew, the illuminated trail. Andrew McRobb

Christmas at Kew, until 3 January, London

View Kew in a new light as a glittering mile-long trail leads visitors through the gardens after dark where large-scale light installations dwarf the surrounding plant life.

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Zetland pub, Warwick. Kevin Parrish

Kevin Parrish at the Court House, until 24 December, Warwick

Enjoy this free exhibtiion of works by Kevin Parrish, a local artist from Leamington Spa.

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Exhibits from the Hanbury Collection. Image by Vianney Le Caer

London’s Museum of Curiosity open to the public until 29 November

A gold-plated hippo skull, the jaw of a 70 foot long prehistoric shark, and the world’s most intelligent computer are among the exhibits in London’s ‘Curiosities from The Hanbury Collection’ curated by The Connor Brothers.

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The cast of War Horse at the New London Theatre, photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg

The Horse at War: 1914-1918, 25 November – 1 March 2015, Woking

Learn about the role of the horse during the First World War and how the animals were depicted.

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Classic Paddington Bear statue, sponsored by First Great Western, with his creator Michael Bond at Paddington Rail Station, London. Photo  by Jon Furniss.

Paddington Bear trail

There’s a very unusual new trail to follow across London right now, and the waymarkers are hard to miss! Thanks to VisitLondon.com, the NSPCC and STUDIOCANAL, 50 Paddington Bear statues can be seen across the capital for The Paddington Trail, until 30 December 2014.

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The Christmas Market stalls will be bursting with tempting items... Photo: Thinkstock

Christmas market season begins...

What’s not to love about a traditional Christmas market? Those Swiss-style stalls bedecked in the finery of the season, the scent of cinnamon and spiced orange hanging in the air, warming mugs of hot chocolate and mulled wine in hand...

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Emily Sutton. Image courtesy of the artist and YSP

Emily Sutton: Town and Country, 15 November – 20 February 2015, Wakefield

Discover the work of artist Emily Sutton at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, The Nativity with angels, mid-1650s. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Castiglione: Lost Genius, 14 November – 8 February 2015, Edinburgh

The discover the work of an artist whose personal life often overshadowed his brilliance.

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Wales Ralley GB

Wales Rally GB, 13-16 November, North Wales

The final round of the FIA World Rally Championship will see world class action hit North Wales.

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Tiger's head from the throne of Tipu Sultan. Royal Collection Trust / Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Gold, 7 November – 22 February 2015, London

When it comes to this exhibition, all that glitters is most certainly gold as treasures from the Royal Collection go on show.

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Dundee Science Festival

Dundee Science Festival, 1-16 November, Dundee

For anyone with a passion for lab coats, safety goggles and Bunsen burners, Dundee is the place to be this November.

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Birmingham Library. Photo Christian Richters

Birmingham celebrates science!

Birmingham Year of Science 2014 (www.birminghamyearofscience2014.com) sees a wide range of activities and scientific events, ranging from conferences to state of the art shows and festivals, all aiming to inspire, engage and entertain visitors, students, businesses and academics alike.

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Blists Hill Fireworks

Fireworks Night, 1 November, Shropshire

Enjoy a spectacular family fireworks extravaganza at this Victorian town attraction where visitors will be able to see the streets lit by gaslight as they would have been in the 19th century.

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