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A Guide to Oxford for Literature Lovers

Lose yourself in the City of Dreaming Spires, where books have been read and written for centuries

This week: 17 – 23 December

From 'whodunnit' to 'well, Andy Warhol definitely did it' – there's plenty to do across the UK this week!

XMAS – Wishing you a Merry Mancunian Christmas!

Check out our top 5 picks for festive fun in Manchester this December

XMAS – 5 of the Best Ice Rinks

We have a "love skate" relationship with this wintry past time

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

XMAS – a Grinch’s guide to the festive season

If baubles are sending you bonkers, and – no – you don’t want a gingerbread latte, it’s time to plan your escape

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?

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

This week: 12 - 18 November

Here comes your weekly round-up, and it's packing a punch!

Armistice Day 100 years

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

This week: 05 - 11 November

This week’s culture scene is full of food for thought, inspired by science, nature and history

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!

Back to Bacteria

What did bacteria ever do for us? Oxford's Natural History Museum can tell you: a lot

“Looking at Tudor paintings through Tudor eyes…”

Renowned historian and broadcaster David Starkey has curated a brand new exhibition in Hever Castle’s Long Gallery, which aims to recreate what a typical Long Gallery would have looked like during the reign of Henry VIII.

Nightmare at the Museum!

Halloween is creeping up on us, so why not get your freak on by visiting some of the most hair-raising museums around the UK...

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!

Top 5 Spooky Events in Bristol

Halloween is just around the creepy corner, so we’ve rounded up some ghoulish events in Bristol that will lift your spirits!

A Literature Lover’s Guide to Yorkshire

Famous for more than just Dales, tea and terriers - discover some of the county's literary legends in our handy guide!

“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!

Spotlight On: Ferens Art Gallery

Discover one of 2018’s finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year!

Oxford on a Budget

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

The (floral) fabric of society

If you’re a fan of floral patterned fabric, you’ll love Dovecot Studios’ major retrospective on Liberty art fabrics and their impact on British fashion since 1875! We chatted to curator Kate Grenyer ahead of the exhibition.

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.

Cause we are living in a Bacterial World!

We chatted to Professor Paul Smith, Director of Oxford Museum of Natural History, about the upcoming Bacterial World exhibition, which seeks to address the misconception that bacteria is something you need to clean off your kitchen surface!

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

“I didn’t just want to tell a DJ’s story”

We chatted to Manchester music legend and former Haçienda DJ “DJ Paulette” about her upcoming installation “Homebird” at the Lowry Galleries.

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.

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!

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