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London gallery selling painting based on a 1972 sketch of Tony Blair's wife

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I'm no lover of art, so Ben Johnson's Liverpool Cityscape 2008 and the World Panorama Series exhibition came a distant second to the public lectures featuring Richard Dawkins and Patrick Cockburn in my European Capital of Culture programme. How wrong I was.

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You write the reviews: Simon Armitage, Art Gallery, Huddersfield

The poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage looked relaxed as he waited to be introduced to a full house in Huddersfield Art Gallery; born in the town, the 44-year-old was tonight a local boy made good. Clearly, the youthful-looking Armitage of 2008 is an experienced performer. Here, he was in the best sense artful, experimental and yet at ease in his own skin in front of an audience of mainly literary professionals, who were confident of their own tastes and standards. Light entertainment was provided by a series of anecdotes relating to the writing of a recent translation of the Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Cultural elite does not exist, academics claim

The "cultural elite" brought up on opera and the higher arts, which supposedly turns up its nose at anything as vulgar as a pop song or mainstream television, does not exist, according to research published by Oxford University academics.

Artists hope to ruffle feathers with model of dying sparrow

The once ubiquitous sparrow has suffered such a decline that one of the few guaranteed sightings in London this summer - on a plinth at an art gallery - is of the bird in its death throes.

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