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Fagin's Twist on Tour

Following the critically-acclaimed 2016 premiere of Fagin’s Twist and last year’s highly successful tour, Avant Garde Dance and

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Cambridge Music Festival

Cambridge Music Festival: Ten days. 14 events. No previous experience necessary.

Bristol Choral Society's 2018-2019 Season

Join the Bristol Choral Society as they mark the centenary of the end of the WWI with an awe-inspiring programme of concerts.

“You want to come up with a universal Trunch for everybody"

Today is Roald Dahl Day, and as we speak, Miss. Trunchbull, the headmistress we’re glad we never had, is making her way across the country for the UK Tour of Matilda! We chatted to Craige Els who plays Trunch about what it’s like to be the iconic villain!

Gardens just don’t lose their charm for artists!

The Enchanted Garden at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery explores how gardens have been an ongoing inspiration through 100 years of art history. We chatted to curator Amy Barker to learn more about the artists who have flirted with fauna and flora in their work.

Top 5 UK Viking Adventures

We might not be living in Asgard, but the UK still has some pretty cool Viking links due to being invaded by the Scandinavian pirates at the end of the 8th Century. So why not set out on your longship to discover the Top 5 Viking adventures in the UK.

A Culture Vulture’s Guide to Coventry

With Coventry being the next City of Culture in 2021 we thought it was high time we rounded up some of the city’s cultural hot-spots.

Valhalla Indoor Axe Throwing: An Interview with Luke Ireland

Looking for an alternative to bowling for your birthday? How about giving a spot of axe throwing a go? We caught up with Luke from Valhalla Axe Throwing Range in Sheffield to “axe” him about where his “Viking” for the sport came from.

The Original Mail-Order Bride!

Learn about the intense orchestration and political manoeuvring behind King Henry VIII marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, in a new play “The Court Must Have a Queen” performed at Hampton Court Palace over the summer!

Booze and Running Shoes: An Interview with Holly Light

Think a beer (or two) at the finish line would make you run a bit faster? Then the British Beer Run is the event for you! We chatted to Holly Light from AAT Events about the upcoming race in Windsor on 13 October.

Stones Rock! – Top 5 Shingle Beaches in the UK

Tomorrow (16 September) is collect rocks day, so why not become a geologist and pick up some pebbles from one of the UK’s Top 5 stone and shingle beaches in our handy guide? We’re sure they will rock your world!

Top 5 Swashbuckling Pirate Adventures in the UK

Shiver me timbers, next Wednesday (19 September) is Talk Like a Pirate Day! There “argh!” plenty of events to help you to get into character before the celebrations, so grab your cutlass and head to one of the best swashbuckling activities around the UK!

Mark Wallinger: The Human Figure in Space at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger will unveil a series previously unseen works at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.

Sheffield on a Budget

Here’s how to get the most out of a day trip to the vibrant modern city of Sheffield for under £20.

Summer Family Activities in Newcastle

Worried about entertaining the kids over the 6-week summer holiday? Well, if you’re out and about near Newcastle, this handy guide might just help you fill the time.

SUBJECT: Antony Gormley exhibition hits Kettle’s Yard

Antony Gormley returns to the city of his alma mater to present SUBJECT, a site specific exhibition that explores the spaces of Kettle’s Yard’s recently refurbished gallery.

The Wonder Project: An Interview with Andy Franzkowiak

We chatted to Andy Franzkowiak, director of Shrinking Space arts collective, who have developed an after-hours experience at Kew Wakehurst, Sussex, exploring our relationship with nature through a series of interdisciplinary art installations.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

We can’t think of any better way to spend an evening than relaxing in a park watching great theatre. So, we headed to Cambridge Shakespeare Festival to check out their rendition of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in King’s College Gardens.

The National Eisteddfod of Wales 2018

The National Eisteddfod of Wales is an annual eight-day arts festival with historic roots tracing back to the twelfth century. Returning to the capital for the first time in a decade, this year’s festival is set to be a good one.

Summer Family Fun in Oxfordshire

From mischievous bunnies bouncing around museums, to fairy tale trails around enchanted gardens, there’s a plethora of events going on in Oxfordshire this summer which are perfect for all the family.

Spotlight On: The Whitworth, Manchester

Discover Mancheser's "gallery in the park"!

The Marvellous Mechanical Museum at Compton Verney

Compton Verney’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum looks back to the spectacular automata exhibitions of the 18th Century, and charts artists’ experiments with clockwork and robotics through the ages.

A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

Modern Art Oxford’s latest exhibition demonstrates how the art of drawing is still prevalent in the digital age, and how it responds to contemporary issues.

An Interview with Rope Walker Christopher Bullzini

We chatted to rope walker Christopher Bullzini ahead of his upcoming high wire performance at Blenheim Palace, where he is following in the footsteps of famous 19 Century performer Carlos Trower.

America’s Cool Modernism at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The term “cool” has many connotations. But the Ashmolean’s latest exhibition isn’t referring to low temperature, this is American Cool in reference to a sense of detachment to the modern world exhibited by a range of 20s and 30s American modern artists.

Southampton Mela Festival 2018

On Saturday 14th July Southampton’s biggest free family festival is back.

A Sandy Surprise: Top 5 Inland and City Beaches

Do you like to be beside the seaside? Well, with our round up of inner city and inland beaches, you don’t even have to travel to the coast for some sand between your toes!

Once more unto the Library: An Interview with Kelly Eva May

We chat to Kelly Eva May from Librarian Theatre company about their upcoming production of Henry V, which is touring 10 libraries around Bristol this July as part of Bristol Shakespeare Festival!

Summer Fruits: Top 5 Pick Your Own Fruit Farms

Whilst strawberry season is nearly over, you can still head to a pick your own fruit farm near you to fill a basket full of other seasonal berries and fruits… and maybe if your lucky find a last few sneaky strawbs!

The Great Yorkshire Fringe: An Interview with Jane Veysey

We chat to Producer Jane Veysey about the upcoming Yorkshire Fringe Festival from 19-29 July!

Let’s Dance: Top 5 UK Dance Stages

We’ve rounded up five of the UK’s out-of-London dance focused stages, so you know where to go when you fancy a bit of “moving and being moved”.

Families

Looking for something to do with the family? Culture Calling have pulled together some of the best ways to fill your weekends and holidays. We handpick some of the top events and activities for children and families on offer, from festivals to theatre and days out. Whatever you’re after, we'll help you find something inspiring, entertaining, or educational that the the whole family are sure to love. 

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