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Tuesday Jul 29 | Sunday Herald

Walker & Bromwich: Orcadia & Other Stories

There's no longer any novelty to be had in placing certain artworks within a gallery setting then noting how the white-wall context instantly gives them a new meaning.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Denbighshire Free Press

Dream of ghostly encounter inspired horror writer's macabre tale

Ann, who writes under the pseudonym Catherine Cavendish, penned the novel Saving Grace Devine after dreaming about being in the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland and seeing a young girl drowning.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Painting, Arts

Scotsman.com

Orkney dig dispels caveman image of ancestors

A groundbreaking excavation of a 5,000-year-old temple complex in Orkney has uncovered evidence to suggest that prehistoric people were a great deal more sophisticated than previously thought.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Anthropology, Archaeology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunday Herald

The 4,000-year-old treasure trove now at risk from the sea

But it is only in recent years that archeologists have begun to unlock the secrets of some of the long-forgotten artefacts along the shoreline of the Bay of Swandro on the isle of Rousay.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunday Herald

Arts news

THE Earl of Wessex, who is patron of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, has confirmed that he will be attending the NYOS 35th Anniversary Gala Concert at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Saturday August 2. The gala is the culmination of the NYOS celebrations of a birthday that is but a distant and strange notion for the musician participants and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jazz, Michael Brecker, Symphony, Arts, Folk, The Houghton Weavers, United Kingdom

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Examiner.com

A reissue to celebrate the coming 80th birthday of Peter Maxwell Davies

The English composer Peter Maxwell Davies was born on September 8, 1934. That means that he will be celebrating his 80th birthday in less than two months.

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Related Topix: Peter Maxwell Davies, Classical, Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Arts, United Kingdom,

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