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Thomas Hardy's Cottage in Dorset

Literary breaks

by Katie Rowe

June 12 2014 in Culture Vulture

England’s landscapes have been a muse to poets and novelists throughout the centuries. Follow in the footsteps of some of England’s literary greats to see exactly what inspired them to create some of their greatest works on a literary holiday this summer…

Larmer Tree Festival, just one of many family-friendly festivals in England

Family friendly festivals in England

by Katie Rowe

May 1 2014 in Culture Vulture

England is big on festivals. There’s a huge array of shindigs going on throughout the summer, spreading that Friday feeling across an entire weekend. And the great thing is, many of them are child-friendly. In fact, some even dedicate whole areas and festival…

Elbow performing at Latitude Festival

Top summer festivals for 2014

by Katie Rowe

April 29 2014 in Culture Vulture

Didn’t bag tickets to Glastonbury in the resale? Not to worry. There are so many more summer festivals to check out around the country, and no place does them quite like England. Where else can you take a dip in a hot tub after dancing the night away at…

Theatre Royal Winchester

The history of panto

by Katie Rowe

December 30 2013 in Culture Vulture

We catch up with James Barry, Pantomime expert (oh no he's not, oh yes he is) and Director of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs – showing at the Theatre Royal Winchester until 5 January – to talk about the origins of the traditional Christmas show, men…

Mad about the Bard: An interview with
Gregory Doran

by Katie Rowe

November 13 2013 in Culture Vulture

There’s one that tops them all which is of course Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace. It’s a very special place to me, partly because it’s where I first saw Shakespeare. I have an entry in my school-boy diary of 1973 about going to…

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