March 5 2015 Latest news:

Early works of photographer Martin Parr cast humorous and affectionate light on Yorkshire life in the 1970s

View an amusing and affectionate portrayal of life in the Yorkshire mill town of Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area in the 1970s as captured by documentary photographer and satirist Martin Parr.

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Alexander McQueen designs go on display at London’s V&A museum

The striking creations of fashion designer Alexander McQueen will be delighting visitors to the V&A from March to July this year.

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Maurice Marinot: A Passion for Glass, Until 7 June, Cardiff

View the colourful glass sculpture works of Maurice Marinot on display at National Museum Cardiff.

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Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book, 27 February – 21 June, Glasgow

As the first major UK exhibition to explore the invention of the printed book, visitors can discover how the invention of mechanical type printing revolutionised book making in Europe and was instrumental in the emergence of the Renaissance and the spread of learning.

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Night sky adventures in Northumberland

Reach for the stars this season along the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where a series of Dark Skies events will reveal the wonders of the galaxy...

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Astrophotography Night, 11 March, Cheshire

Learn how to use your DSLR or compact system camera to get started in astrophotography, assisted by Jodrell’s Dr Anthony Holloway.

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St David’s Day parade, 1 March, Cardiff

A sea of red and yellow can be seen across Cardiff as the St David’s Day parade takes over the Welsh capital.

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Express Yourself, until 29 March, Edinburgh

A jewellery box of delights awaits with over 40 glistening items on show, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

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Mackintosh Architecture, 18 February – 23 May, London

The instantly recognisable designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh can be found throughout his hometown of Glasgow, but this exhibition will be the first to be devoted to his architecture.

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Brawl at the Guildhall: The strongest Viking competition, 21 February, York

Pay a visit to York’s Guildhall this February to find out who will be crowned this year’s Strongest Viking!

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Stranded, until 5 July, Falmouth

Unwanted items found along the British coast are given a new lease of life within the colourful works of Jo Atherton.

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Secret Egypt: Unravelling truth from myth, until 26 April, Shrewsbury

Ancient Egypt has long been the focus of action-packed films and horror movies, but can you separate the fact from the fiction?

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Cotton to Gold, 31 January - 19 April, London

This January, the magnificent and eccentric mansion of Two Temple Place will be transformed into a casket for the exquisite treasures of an extraordinary group of Lancashire magnates.

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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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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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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, 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: 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, 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, until 1 March 2015, Edinburgh

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

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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, until 18 January, Falmouth

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

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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: 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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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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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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