Silhouette of a seal at sunrise scoops RSPCA young photographer competition award

Owen Hearn, 16, from Stewkley, Leighton Buzzard, has been named the overall winner of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2014 (YPA14) for his atmospheric Seal at Sunrise photograph taken on the Norfolk coastline on New Year’s Day during a morning out with his grandfather.

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Matisse’s Drawing with Scissors Hayward Touring exhibition at Thelma Hulbert gallery

The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph.

(image: Henri Matisse Nu bleu II (Blue Nude II), 1952 Gouache découpée 116,2 x 88,9cm copyright DACS)

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Brighton Festival announces award-winning author Ali Smith as Guest Director for 2015

Brighton Festival – the largest and most established annual multi-arts festival in England – is delighted to announce that the 2015 Guest Director is award-winning Scottish author Ali Smith.

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Borough Road Gallery announces Susan Sluglett as its first Artist in Residence

The Borough Road Gallery at London South Bank University (LSBU) has appointed Susan Sluglett as the Borough Road Gallery Artist in Residence 2014/15.

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Memory Makers project creates new art from Holocaust survivors’ stories

Stephen Fry will today join British artists and a group of Holocaust and genocide survivors in launching a major new arts project, in which the survivors’ stories will be interpreted and retold in poetry, ceramics, sculpture, illustration and collage.

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Literary stars at second Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

The Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival returns to The Rock following the success of last year’s inaugural event.

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