September 21 2014 Latest news:

Ruins Between Bernafay Wood and Maricourt. Adrian Hill 1918. © Imperial War Museums

Screaming Steel: Art, War and Trauma 1914-18, 20 September – 13 December, Newcastle upon Tyne

The horrors endured by soldiers during the First World War and their creative responses to the war are examined within this exhibition.

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Throw another one on... it's the Great Cornish Food Festival

The Great Cornish Food Festival set to transform Truro this September

On 26, 27 and 28 September 2014, the 11th incarnation of the hugely popular Cornwall Food & Drink Festival on Truro’s Lemon Quay will re-launch with a new name and a new look that embodies the serious skill, diversity and vibrancy of the Cornish food and drink industry.

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Usamba bush viper copyright Michael D Kern

Sssnakes Alive, 19 September – 22 February 2015, World Museum, Liverpool

Come face to face with boa constrictors and royal pythons as you discover the secret life of snakes.

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Fred A Farrell

Fred A. Farrell – Glasgow’s War Artist, until 23 November, Glasgow

View stirring images of the Western Front created by Fred A. Farrell.

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Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), SELF-PORTRAIT. British Museum

Rembrandt the printmaker, until 26 October, Suffolk

A selection of extraordinary etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn demonstrates the Dutch master’s remarkable achievements in the medium that would go on to inspire Gainsborough.

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Ride+Stride is organised by local church trusts with the support of The National Churches Trust

Get on your bike or grab your walking boots in aid of England’s historic churches on 13 September

Adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls is backing cyclists and walkers taking part in the ‘Ride+Stride’ open churches day on 13 September 2014 which helps safeguard the future of England’s historic churches, chapels and meeting houses.

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Embroidered wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell. Image courtesy of V&A

Wedding Dresses, until 15 March 2015, V&A

Lace and ruffles are in abundance at this exhibition which takes a look at the history of wedding dress designs.

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Kentish Town Station. Edwin Smith, RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith, September 10 – 6 December, London

Over 100 black and white photographs will be on display in the first major retrospective of Edwin Smith, one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers.

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Richard Phethean, Oval bottle dark honey glaze 2013

Richard Phethean: Solo Ceramic Showcase, until 25th October, Leeds

Discover a range of earthenware designed by Richard Phethean

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The Adoration of the Kings. © The National Gallery, London

Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting, until 21 September, The National Gallery

Gain a better understanding of some of the most beautiful paintings by Italian masters.

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Etched water bottle from Frith Hill Camp. © James Gordon-Cumming, photograph by Catherine Travis

From Ammunition to Art: Trench Art from the First World War, until 14 December, Warwickshire

Featuring objects from a local private collection, see items of 20th and 21st-century warfare, cleverly crafted into works of art.

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Sailing Regatta Series

Marina Regatta Series, until 27 September, Windermere

If you’re planning to enjoy the peace and tranquillity along the banks of Lake Windermere this summer, why not time your visit to coincide with this year’s sailing regatta?

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Entertainment goes airborne in Derby for the September Derby Feste. Image: Sergio Balanos

Festival fever begins as Derby Festé returns on 26-27 September

Firmly established as one of the top events of its kind in the UK, as well as one of the biggest in the whole of the Midlands, the eighth annual Derby Festé will this year take place in the city over the weekend of 26-27 September.

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Barbara Hepworth at work. 
Photo: Val Wilmer; courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Barbara Hepworth: Within the Landscape, until 28 September, Cumbria

Iconic Barbara Hepworth pieces will be on display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery.

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Hanging scroll, ink and colours on silk

Ming: The Golden Empire, until 19 October, Edinburgh

View finely crafted artefacts produced for the Ming imperial court

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Ancient Lives

Ancient Lives: New Discoveries, until 30 November, The British Museum

This exhibition introduces eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming.

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David Farrell: Gloucester Fairground, 1957 - Image © David Farrell, courtesy of Osborne Samuel

David Farrell photography exhibition, London from 1-20 September

From 1 - 20 September, the Osborne Samuel gallery in Mayfair, London will stage a major exhibition of photographs by celebrated British photographer David Farrell (1919-2013), internationally renowned for his iconic images of many of the greatest musicians, actors, authors, dancers and artists of the 20th century. The exhibition will be the first survey of Farrell’s photography since his death earlier last year. It will showcase images of many of his most famous sitters, from Louis Armstrong and Laurence Olivier, to Anthony Caro, Margot Fonteyn and the Rolling Stones, alongside documentary works depicting domestic life in Britain and anonymous street subjects.

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On the the London Transport Museum Open Weekend at its Museum Depot in Acton on 13-14 September. Image © Transport for London / Martin Breschinsk

Get behind the scenes at London Transport Museum Depot as it marks the Year of the Bus

On 13 and 14 September 2014, London Transport Museum will open the doors of its Depot in Acton, West London for a weekend of activities focusing on the role of London’s Transport in the First World War. Visitors will have access to the Depot’s vast collections store – which only opens to the public occasionally, and will be able to take part in an exciting line up of activities.

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Dr Alice Roberts, anatomist, author and broadcaster, has officially launched the festival. Image: Adrian Burrows

British Science Festival rolls into Birmingham, 6-11 September

The British Science Festival in Birmingham explodes with daring tales of warfare; roaring dinosaurs and ancient locals. Explore the dominance of the world’s largest predators, walk with your ancestors and discover the hidden secrets of fossils. History is brought to life at the British Science Festival!

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Market Hall, Abergavenny

Abergavenny Food Festival, 20-21 September, Monmouthshire

Taking over the town for this annual event, this popular food festival sees the cream of the culinary world converging on the attractive market town to celebrate all things edible.

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Cycling on the Isle of Wight

Cycling Festival, 14-29 September, Isle of Wight

If watching the Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire this year has encouraged you to get back behind the handlebars, why not head to the Isle of Wight where you can take part in a range of cycling events during this year’s Cycling Festival.

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The Net, Charcoal and sanguine by Thomas Allen - one of the six Threadneedle Prize finalists

The Threadneedle Prize - the UK’s leading award for figurative and representational art - shortlist announced

The Threadneedle Prize, which aims to showcase the very best in new figurative and representational art, is pleased to announce the 2014 shortlist.

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Duxford Air Show

The Duxford Air Show, 13-14 September, Cambridgeshire

Look to the skies as some of the most spectacular flying machines of past and present take to the air above Duxford.

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, 27-28 September, Alderburgh

Indulge your senses at this annual food festival where a host of producers, celebrity chefs and suppliers come together to provide a taste extravaganza.

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Guitar Players by Laurie Lee

Laurie Lee: Poetry, Art and Landscape, 6 September – 5 October, Stroud

As part of the Laurie Lee centenary celebrations, this exhibition will host a previously unseen collection of the Gloucestershire author’s drawings and paintings.

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Pablo Bronstein, 4 alternative lighthouse designs

Folkestone Triennial, 30 August – 2 November, Kent

Yoko Ono, Andy Goldsworthy and Emma Hart are just a few of the artists who will be using the seaside town of Folkestone as their canvas this year.

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Tate Britain will be commandeered by a gang of robots for five nights in August. Photo: Tate Photography

The robots will be awaiting your command ‘After Dark’ at Tate Britain, 13-17 August 2014

Beginning on the night of 13 August from 10pm until 3am, Tate Britain will be claimed by robots. Yes, that’s right. In Tate Britain’s special latenight show, the machines await your command and will explore areas of the museum and its exhibits that you want to see on a unique publicly-controlled tour. To operate a robot, all you need to do is log on the museum’s After Dark website.

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Horst: Photographer of Style

Horst: Photographer of Style, 6 September – 4 January, London

View the work of one of the 20th-century’s master photographers.

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Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony

Edinburgh International Festival, until 31 August, Edinburgh

Over three exhilarating weeks, this annual classical music event will bring stars from across the globe to the theatres and concert halls of the Scottish capital.

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Sculpture at Doddington Hall

Sculpture Exhibition, until 7 September, Doddington Hall

This striking collection of sculpture adds a new dimension to the historic Lincolnshire property, both inside and out.

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Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirate King

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, until 26 August, Harrogate

Enjoy the wit and magic of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas with more than 60 outstanding full-scale performances.

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Contemporary Glass Fair will take centre stage for Heritage Open Days at Victoria Baths, Manchester

Victoria Baths in Manchester celebrates Heritage Open Days this September with Contemporary Glass Fair

Manchester’s Victoria Baths is celebrating Heritage Open Days with a glass fair taking place Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September. As well as spectacular displays and stalls from leading glass artists, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the building, with highlights including the Edwardian stained glass for which the water palace is famed.

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Wallace and Gromit

Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board, until 7 September, Bristol

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the first ever Wallace & Gromit film, this cracking exhibition allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Aardman Animations’ beloved characters and learn more about how their award-winning films are made.

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Square Lidded Pot with Bird Pattern, Burnished Earthenware, John Bedding, 2013

John Bedding, until 6 September, St Ives

In an area that’s not short on creative talent, discover the work of ceramicist John Bedding, who has made a significant contribution to the local pottery scene in St Ives.

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Pentillie Castle was built in 1698, remodelled in 1809 and now, under the careful watch of current owners, the Corytons. It offers a dream escape for deluxe weekend breaks, weddings and more

Join the party as Pentillie Castle in Cornwall celebrates its fifth birthday in August

Historic Pentillie Castle will celebrate its fifth birthday (yes, fifth in the loving hands of its current owners) in style with a series of events, including a weekend of nature activities and a birthday party open day, suitable for all the family.

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Outermost coffin

Discovering Tutankhamun, 24 July – 2 November, Oxford

Learn more about the history and mystery that surrounds Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb in 1922.

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Model bus presented to The Queen by the High Commission drivers during a State Visit to Pakistan in 1997.

The Commonwealth: Gifts to the Queen, until 2 November, Edinburgh

As the Commonwealth Games get underway in Glasgow, this exhibition reflects the diversity of items gifted to HM the Queen by Commonwealth countries throughout her 62-year reign.

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Efforts and Ideals

Efforts and ideals: Prints of the First World War, 2 August – January 2015, Cardiff

Get an insight into Home Front efforts of the First World War through a collection of lithographs.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014, 18 September – February 2015, Greenwich

Discover the night skies and the depths of space through spectacular imagery.

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