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“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!

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“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

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.

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.

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.

Top 5: Independent Bookshops in Bath

Countless authors have flocked to this Somerset city in order to seek inspiration and pen some of the world’s most beloved books. It’s therefore unsurprising that Bath has a wealth of fantastic independent bookshops.

Newcastle on a Budget

If you’re looking for a place with deep-rooted traditions, friendly folk, and fun activities for all ages, this is the city for you. Howay man – you don’t have to spend big to enjoy a day in Newcastle, here’s how to do it for under £20.

Britten’s War Requiem at York Minster

York Minster’s final concert of the season simultaneously marks the centenary of the conclusion of World War I with Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.

Trainspotting: Top 5 Vintage Railways

Blow off some steam by riding a vintage railway for a unique, historical train experience!

The Battle of the Somme Centenary: WW1 Events of Remembrance

Tomorrow (1 July 2018) marks 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, and there are many upcoming events, exhibitions and performances around the UK to reflect upon this centennial year.

Universes Within a Building: An Interview with Hannah Drake

We chat to Insane Root Director, Hannah Drake ahead of the company’s performances of Romeo and Juliet at a dilapidated Victorian Lido in Bristol!

Top 5 Summer Living History Events

There’s a host of living history events over the upcoming months to transport you back to summers of yesteryear.

Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

Head to the Pallant House Gallery for an exhibition that pays homage to the renowned 20th Century Modernist, and celebrates her legacy by exhibiting 80 related female artists.

Form and Transform: Michael Eden at Waddesdon Manor

Michael Eden presents his first major solo exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, responding to their collection and experimenting with cutting edge technologies.

Hereford Cathedral: A Hotbed of Medieval History!

It’s Magna Carta Day! Head to Hereford Cathedral for a glance at a revised version of King John’s “Great Charter”.

Beaverbrook Hotel: Churchill's Second Westminster

Discover the history of Beaverbrook, a luxury hotel in Surrey, once frequented by the likes of Winston Churchill!

A Literature Lover’s Guide to the Lake District

The home of Wordsworth and Ruskin, the Lake District has a lot to offer for lovers of the written word!

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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