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Nirvana photoshoot

PICTURE GALLERY: Memory of Kurt Cobain lives on in new Nirvana exhibition

This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. As a scene that lived and died by the narrative of one band more than any other, this tragic event arguably also signalled the end of grunge and the inclusive, outsider community it cultivated.

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The Violinist. Hasan Boolveek. 2011

New journal Outside Voices brings art to society’s margins

Outsider art, sometimes called “art brut”, was a term coined by French artist Jean Dubuffet for works that were “diamonds in the rough, with flaws”.

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Sculptor Naomi Blake with daughter Anita Peleg

How sculptor Naomi Blake forged hope out of Auschwitz tragedy

Recalling an interview from years ago, Anita Peleg explains her mother’s relationship with her home studio. “What was it you said mum? Some people find heaven after they die, but I have found it here.”

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and her sound recording project

Sounds of Regent’s Canal spliced into magical medley in new sound installation

Press the button to call the new lift at Cecil Sharp House this week and you might be intrigued by a medley of sounds that evoke the nearby Regent’s Canal.

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regent's park

Art pair branch out to build ‘Invisible City’ in Regent’s Park

A married couple who met during a tree-based protest against an oil pipeline in Wales are the brains behind a new art installation that is due to open in Regent’s Park this summer.

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Hampstead Heath in the mist

Picture of the Week: Simon Joseph’s Hampstead Heath

Simon Joseph leaves his home at 6am every morning to walk his dog around the Heath. A keen photographer, the 38-year-old spontaneously took this shot with his iPhone on Friday when the recent upturn in weather produced a veil of mist across London.

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Photographer Dorothy Bohm with some of her work on display at Burgh House, as part of the Photographers of Hampstead exhibition. Picture: Polly Hancock

Holocaust survivor Dorothy Bohm captures Hampstead bustle through the lens

After 73 years as a photographer, Dorothy Bohm still captures the beauty and fascination in daily life with her trusty Olympus.

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I hope I'm not boring you

Cartoonist Calman’s sketches of the human mind inspire Freud Meseum show

As institutions go, newspaper cartoonists are the most unassuming breed. Yet what would The Telegraph be without Matt Pritchett – indeed, where would the Ham&High be without the revered Ken Pyne?

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12.11: Yamamoto Keisuke, Hiroshima, 1948. Oil on canvas, 180 x 224.2 cm. Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe.

Art historian Monica Bohm-Duchen examines how war influences art

The subject of war often produces the most powerful and thought-provoking response from artists – and the impact of the events leading up to and during the Second World War is no exception.

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Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga on the set of Vinyl at the Factory, East Forty-seventh Street, New York City, early April 1965

Window to the world of Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick

Fifty years ago, David McCabe won the golden ticket. A young British photographer, barely finished as a student, he was invited by one of America’s most mysterious icons to enter his factory.

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for book

Cartoon sensation takes aim at world’s most selfish mum

Before she moved to London for love, Denise Dorrance’s life in New York was “like Sex And The City – one hundred per cent”.

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After Atget (5) Parc de Saint-Cloud by Carla Groppi

Carla Groppi seizes a photo’s essence

Documenting historic Paris preoccupied pioneering French photographer Eugène Atget for 30 years. Between 1897 and 1927, using a large-format bellows camera, he captured the city’s many facets, from magnificent palaces predating the Revolution to humble lanes and courtyards – but he always avoided modern Paris.

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Education See all

Cabinet member for children Cllr Angela Mason

26 children in Camden left without primary school place for September

Twenty-six children were left without a primary school place for September after Camden Council made its allocations today.

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Heritage See all

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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Obituaries See all

The literary world today remembered Nobel Prize-winning author and West Hampstead resident Doris Lessing. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Doris Lessing memorial service: Literary world pays tribute to West Hampstead’s Nobel Prize winning author

Friends, family and figures from across the literary world gathered to pay tribute to West Hampstead resident and Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing today.

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Competitions See all

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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