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New Tate Modern open its doors

Tate Modern reveals its new 10-storey extension with a weekend of events celebrating this iconic home of modern art.
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Explore Jane Austen Regency Week 2016

Bag a bonnet and pull on that Empire line dress – Jane Austen Regency Week kicks off in Hampshire this Saturday.

Major exhibition marks Battle of Jutland centenary

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle ever fought, an exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Battle – 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War – takes a fresh look at events.

It’s time to discover the other Dickens

A new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum in London aims to debunk the myths surrounding the life of the writer’s wife, Catherine Dickens.
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Get a tour of the West End from Sir Ian McKellan

Get an intimate tour of London’s West End with one of Britain’s greatest actors, Sir Ian McKellan, as he turns guide with the help of a new app.
Bristol Old Vic, theatre

Bristol Old Vic to celebrate 250th birthday in style

To mark the extraordinary survival of the unique Bristol Old Vic theatre and its 250-year love affair with the city that built it, a momentous weekend of celebrations are planned from 28-30 May.

A sea of poppies is coming to Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show 2016 in London will feature a sea of 300,000 handmade poppies in the grounds on Royal Chelsea Hospital to remember those lost in conflict.

The Queen’s birthday extravaganza starts tonight

A four-day birthday party fit for HM The Queen gets underway at Windsor Great Park this evening, featuring more than 900 horses and1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom.

Don’t miss a chance to explore Museums at Night

The spring season of Museums at Night starts today with more than 500 events taking place across the country as museums – from great national institutions to small and quirky – open their doors after hours.
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17th-century fire engine restoration marks Great Fire of London

A 17th-century fire engine has been restored to its original glory as part of its forthcoming exhibition, Fire! Fire!, which will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London this September.

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