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The Guide: exhibitions: John Ruskin: Artist And Observer Edinburgh: Open For Business London: Scale + Ambition: AJ Small Projects Bristol: Bradford Beach Bradford: Serpentine Park Nights: Forget Amnesia London: Walking Poets Grasmere: Brothers In Art: John And Paul Nash Bristol: Simon & Tom Bloor Sheffield

August 16, 2014

John Ruskin has gone down in history for championing Turner's landscapes, gothic-revival theorising and non-consummation of marriage to the beautiful 19-year-old Effie Gray. But this show of 130 draw

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, to 28 Sep

Science Museum, SW7,

Fri to 2 Nov

The Architecture Journal's Small Projects awards, celebrating architecture on a budget, prove you don't need to be bigger than the rest to get attention. This year's selection of photographs, drawings and models include canny solutions to architectural conundrums and ways to make the most of squeezed spaces. Duggan Morris's floating cinema, for instance, is on a canal boat. Another stand-out floating abode is the Exbury Egg, a wooden, energy-efficient, egg-shaped art lab where artist Stephen Turner studies the river Beaulieu. This year's prize, however, goes to Gillespie Yunnie Architects for their staircase linking Royal William Yard in Plymouth to a public

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Architecture Centre,

Wed to 21 Sep

Fuse Art Space, to 29 Sep

Until October, Friday nights at the Serpentine Pavilion will feature music, film, talks and performances to keep your grey cells tingling and toes tapping. This week, the maestro of techno-producing sculptures and installations that use belly-shaking bass, Haroon Mirza, curates an evening featuring sound artist and electronica head Mark Fell, and the cult experimental cellist Okkyung Lee (pictured). Further Park Nights include Lina Lapelyte's night of arias sung by an all-female choir (29 Aug); and a talk by leading consumer culture theorist, Zygmunt Bauman (19 Sep). ss

The Serpentine, W2, Fri

Dove Cottage, to 2 Nov

Royal West Of England Academy, to 14 Sep

Site Gallery, Tue to

20 Sep

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