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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.

28th August 2020

Cottagecore: A Complete Guide to the Growing Trend

Cottagecore could quite possibly be the biggest trend of 2020 that you have never heard of. But don’t worry,...

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27th February 2020

What is York Famous For?

We already know that York is famous for its Viking and Roman roots, but did you know that this...

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21st February 2020

8 Facts About St David’s Day You Didn’t Know…

We all know that the 1st of March is the Welsh national day – St David’s Day. We all...

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Arts & Entertainment books
7 months ago

The Best of UK Poetry Festivals 2020

World Poetry Day is upon us, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to take...

Arts & Entertainment
7 months ago

Fascinating Facts and Myths About St Patrick

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

Arts & Entertainment easter 2020
7 months ago

10 Fun Facts about Easter you Probably Didn’t Know

Every year, we all rush to tuck into the sweet treats that are awaiting us on Easter Sunday, but...

Arts & Entertainment Dove Cottage, Wordsworth
8 months ago

9 Things You Didn’t Know About William Wordsworth

2020 marks the year of William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday. To celebrate this, we thought we’d commemorate the special occasion...

Arts & Entertainment
8 months ago

Leap Year Facts, Traditions and Myths

We already know that leap year occurs every four years, but did you know that the year is full...

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