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‘From Darkness to Light’ Winter Illuminations at Salisbury Cathedral

Glowing tree forms, a gigantic light-filled globe and a wave of singing lights.

XMAS – Waddesdon Manor's Magical Christmas

This year, the spectacular stately home has taken inspiration from 'Carnival' for a Christmas experience not to be missed

A Literature Lover’s Guide to Hampshire

We headed to Hampshire to seek out the Top 5 novel (geddit?) hot spots for book-lovers to enjoy this December

More than just an Exit: Museum Shop Sunday

Most museums in the UK are free or subsidised entry – so why not show your support with a spot of Christmas shopping on Sunday?

XMAS – Top Twinkling Trails

As cities start to throb with shoppers, why not wrap up and head for the great Christmassy outdoors?

This week: 19 - 25 November

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas… (but not too much - we promise)

Bristol’s Hidden Gems: Historical Homes

With so much history to explore, where better to start than our pick of spectacularly maintained and restored properties…

XMAS – Have yourself a Brilliant “Brummie” Christmas!

5 Birmingham-based ideas for festive fun, with a traditional twist

Armistice Day 100 years

Find events to commemorate and learn about the end of World War One.

13 of the UK’s spookiest spots…

We’re getting chills just thinking about some of these places

This week: 29 - 04 November

With Hallowe’en on Wednesday and Bonfire Night celebrations this weekend, the festive season is kicking off with a bang!

Enrol for a History of Magic Lesson…

If you’re too impatient to wait until Halloween to delve into the world of witches, magic and mystery, then why not get started early with a trip to the Ashmolean’s “Spellbound” exhibition!

“Radical, unconventional and international…"

The Bloomsbury Group may be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean their work and relevance has to be. In this spirit, Charleston House in East Sussex has opened an exhibition space filled with work inspired by the work of the renowned artistic group!

“Even in war, blessed are the piss takers”

We took a look at Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play “The Wipers Times”, a quick witted, comical exploration of the satirical newspaper that took the trenches by storm, and encouraged all to laugh in the face of adversity.

Opening exhibitions at Charleston in South Downs

Discover the Charleston Trust's brand new exhibition space with their programme of thought-provoking and innovative exhibitions

Oxford on a Budget

Here’s how to get the most out of this magical city in a day for under £20.

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.

A Literature Lover’s Guide to Dorset

From Thomas Hardy to Enid Blyton, Lawrence of Arabia to Ian McEwan, many writers have been inspired by and sought solace in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

Spotlight On: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, situated on the banks of the River Kelvin and near Kelvingrove Park, is now one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations

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.

“On the threshold between life and death”

We chatted to Mark Espiner, a Director from collaborative theatre company Sound&Fury about their immersive sound installation Charlie Ward, which places audiences in the heart of a makeshift wartime hospital.

“A Defiant Flippancy”: An Interview with George Kemp

We chatted to actor George Kemp about his role in “The Wipers Times” a comedic play by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about a satirical magazine set up in the WW1 trenches.

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!

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!

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.

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.

A Literature Lover’s Guide to Cornwall

Retrace the footsteps of Virginia Woolf, Daphne du Maurier and DH Lawrence with our literary lover’s guide to this beautiful, romantic, but wild, county.

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.

History & Heritage

The UK’s heritage is a rich and exciting one. Culture Calling bring you a smorgasboard of history, from castles to stately homes and cathedrals. Providing perfect days out for all the family, or just a way to fill your weekend.  
 

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