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Peru at the British Museum

Peru at the British Museum

Ancient Peru till 20 February 2022 The Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery The central Andes in Peru, South America, are one of the most geographically rich and diverse regions in the world. To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the independence of Peru in 2021, this exhibition will highlight the history, beliefs and cultural achievements…

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British Museum – World’s Oldest Map of the Stars

British Museum – World’s Oldest Map of the Stars

On show in UK for first time at the British Museum  The world of Stonehenge 17 February – 17 July 2022 Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery Organised with the State Museum of Prehistory, Halle/Saale, Germany The world’s oldest map of the stars will go on display for the very first time in the UK at the British…

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Two Cigarettes in the Dark

Two Cigarettes in the Dark

Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Cambridge Arts Theatre present Two Cigarettes in the Dark Dame Penelope Keith to star in 2022 UK tour of new play Two Cigarettes in the Dark  by Stephen Wyatt, ​directed by Alan Strachan, designed by Simon Higlett, produced by Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Cambridge Arts Theatre. This bitter-sweet comedy will begin…

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Snugpack for Travel

Snugpack for Travel

Gifts for Globetrotters Snugpack is better known for its camping and outdoor gear than it is for Christmas gifts, but some of their well-chosen products will likely receive a warmer welcome than socks or a pair of fluffy dice. Yes, they offer so much for woodsy sorts, but take a look at their site and…

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Kikkerland – The Gift of Music

Kikkerland – The Gift of Music

Build Your Own Ukulele with a Kikkerland Kit ‘I am building my own ukulele,’ I said. They laughed, but only for a moment, and then said ‘You know that instrument is really popular? Started with that song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.’ And plenty of other pieces of current music have the ukulele as part of…

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PlugBug Duo on the Go

PlugBug Duo on the Go

Travel with a Twelve South PlugBug Duo It’s a while since we travelled, and we are looking forward to it. Along with the excitement goes packing, and that includes a pile of technology which will need charging and, if one is lucky, in more than one country! No need to take several adaptors: Twelve South PlugBug…

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British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British Museum and Sketchfab collaborate for the first time on a touring exhibition A British Museum Spotlight Loan  Troy: beauty and heroism § Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Reading (till 12 December 2021) § Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey (10 February – 8 May 2022) § The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum (19 May –…

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Heritage Open Days Celebrates Edible England

Heritage Open Days Celebrates  Edible England

10th-19th September 2021 Heritage Open Days (HODs), England’s largest festival of history and culture, will return in September. This year, with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, HODs is celebrating England’s culinary customs.  Each year, places across the country throw open their doors and give people the chance to see hidden places and try…

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Nederlands Fotomuseum – Images In The Gallery Of Honour Of Dutch

Nederlands Fotomuseum – Images In The Gallery Of Honour Of Dutch

Nederlands Fotomuseum Reveals 99 Iconic Images In The Gallery Of Honour Of Dutch The development of 180 years of photography On 9 June, the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam opened the Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography to the public and welcomed His Majesty the King for a visit to the museum. As one of the…

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Harley and the Holy Mountain: Through the Heart of Greece to its Soul

Harley and the Holy Mountain: Through the Heart of Greece to its Soul

What a wonderful read! It’s only May and I sense I have already found my ‘Book of the Year’! Harley and the Holy Mountain: Through the Heart of Greece to its Soul is both amusing and thought-provoking. It’s an exercise in the human condition as well as being a thoroughly absorbing travelogue. The author, John…

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Flowering Netherlands – More than Tulips

Flowering Netherlands – More than Tulips

We love those fresh Spring colours of tulips which are synonymous with the Netherlands.  It’s not a native of that small northern country but it does so very well there. Tulip mania reared its floral head in the Dutch Golden Age when the cost of some bulbs of the trendy tulip reached amazing heights. That…

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Mauritshuis Fleeting – Scents in Colour

Mauritshuis Fleeting – Scents in Colour

An exhibition of romantic perfumes and foul odours in the 17th century The 17th century saw Mauritshuis as a residence and hotel for VIP guests. This beautiful building is conveniently situated in the city centre of The Hague. Now Mauritshuis houses the celebrated museum for 17th and 18th century works of art. Its collections comprise…

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Nero at The British Museum

Nero at The British Museum

27 May – 24 October 2021 at the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery  Nero (r. AD 54–68), the last male descendant of Rome’s first emperor Augustus, succeeded to the throne aged only 16. During his reign of nearly 14 years, he murdered his own mother, his first wife, and allegedly his second wife; it has even been…

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Reflections at the British Museum

Reflections at the British Museum

Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa February – August 2021 in Room 90 Featuring around 100 works on paper, the majority of which have been collected by the British Museum during the past decade, this exhibition presents artists from across the Middle East and North Africa who reflect on their own…

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Zeeland, land of salt and sweet!

Zeeland, land of salt and sweet!

The Netherlands has so much to offer. Many of us think we know about this small but perfectly formed country. Well, we had that weekend away in Amsterdam, didn’t we? Yes, that city has a multitude of exciting facets, but travel outside and discover the real Netherlands – it’s a compact nation so it won’t…

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Gouda – a cheese for all seasons – travel review

Gouda – a cheese for all seasons – travel review

We have many cheese choices in specialist shops and even our local supermarket. Gouda can easily be overlooked. It seems to have been with us forever and we don’t even notice it anymore. The first mention of this cheese dates from 1184, making it one of the oldest recorded cheeses in the world still being…

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British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

2020 is the 850th anniversary of the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury Year-long programme of Becket events unveiled British Museum to host first ever major UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy A year-long programme of events marking the 850th anniversary of one of the most shocking crimes in European history,…

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Nederlands Fotomuseum opens Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photograph

Nederlands Fotomuseum opens Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photograph

On 21 January 2021, the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam will open the Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography, where 100 photographs will be on display. All the images have iconic value due to their social and artistic significance, and together they tell the story of photography in the Netherlands, from its beginnings to the present…

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Royal Delft – Living History

Royal Delft – Living History

Delftware or Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue, is a term now widely used to describe the instantly recognisable Dutch earthenware. Most of it is blue and white, and the city of Delft in the Netherlands was the predominant production area in Europe. Four centuries ago the first Dutch East India Company ships returned…

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A Dog of Flanders in Antwerp – travel review

A Dog of Flanders in Antwerp – travel review

‘A Dog of Flanders’ is a novel by English-French author Marie Louise de la Ramée and was published under her pseudonym “Ouida” in 1872. It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog Patrasche, and is set in Antwerp, where there are numerous reminders of this popular literary work. I confess that I…

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