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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Do you possess shelf upon shelf of perfectly preserved books that you can happily read from cover-to-cover, time and time again? Do you frequently indulge in the many gems found in art galleries, from timeless pieces to modern classics? Can you lose hours absorbing historical artefacts and information by wandering through endless museums? This section of our blog is for those who have a passion for arts and culture.

Join our celebration of the many famous authors who have contributed significantly to world literature. Cement their legacies by retracing their origins in various locations across the UK and Ireland. Discover unique festivals, exhibitions and fairs you and your family will thoroughly enjoy.

Our articles will help you explore world-renowned architecture, art galleries and museums; perfect for those seeking to learn more about the great heritage of our country.

16th April 2018

Truths and Tales: The Story of St George

On the 23rd of April, England, amongst a number of other countries, will celebrate St George’s Day. Four hundred...

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16th March 2018

Fun Facts and Fictions about England

To celebrate English Tourism Week (17th – 25th March), we have compiled some fascinating facts (and a few fictions)...

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13th March 2018

The Man Behind the Myths: Fascinating Facts About St Patrick

On the 17th March each year countries around the world pay homage to the patron saint of Ireland through...

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Arts & Entertainment Harry Potter Map
2 months ago

World Book Day Celebrations: Sykes’ Trail of Witchcraft and Wizardry

On the 1st March 2018 children of different ages, religions and nationalities will come together to celebrate the joy of...

Arts & Entertainment stanage edge
5 months ago

7 Film & TV Locations in the Peak District

From its wild moors and rugged fells to the stately grandeur of its unrivalled array of historic houses, the...

Arts & Entertainment
10 months ago

Guide to National Trust Properties in Norfolk

From ancient woodlands and marshy waterways to lordly family dynasties and medieval peat-mining  – geography and history go hand in hand...

Arts & Entertainment
10 months ago

‘A Partly Real, Partly Dream Country’ – Discovering Thomas Hardy’s Dorset

Thomas Hardy is Dorset’s most celebrated writer and is undoubtedly one of the most revered authors of England’s literary...

Arts & Entertainment
11 months ago

A Treasure Map of the UK

Buried treasure is an adventurer’s dream. It’s the stuff of pirate stories, tropical islands, and sunken ships. It often...

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