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Death Valley, in California's Mojave Desert, holds the record for the highest temperature ever measured: 56.7C, back in 1913.

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Bulmer's father, Rowan, was a commercial photographer in the 1960s and 1970s, friend to a myriad of the era's luminaries, and unofficial documenter for the rock and pop TV show Ready Steady Go! and the Marquee. One day in 2012 he turned up at her door with a cardboard box filled with contact sheets of previously unseen images of Swinging London...

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Jim Lambie welcomes me to his poetry club by announcing: "This is an artwork. It is also my studio, for today, at least." The space, open for two years, sits underneath the Glasgow railway arches and hosts a series of events – music, literary, film and poetry. "It is a private-public space. I get to make this piece of sculpture and people come and hang out inside," he says,

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