Culture Category

29/08/2021

Gypsies and Travellers

There are at least 60,000 members of the UK’s nomadic…

18/06/2021

Boy Scouts

‘Bob-A-Job Week’, during which Boy Scouts would come round offering…

11/05/2021

UK National Sandcastle Competition

Taking a bucket and spade to the beach in order…

15/03/2021

The Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (est.1804) held flower shows at various…

28/12/2020

John Constable

The oil paintings of John Constable, RA (1776-1837) were ground-breaking…

02/11/2020

School-leaving qualifications

While some children in the UK do unfortunately finish their…

25/08/2020

A nice cuppa tea

The British solution to most situations is ‘a nice cuppa…

18/06/2020

The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House (ROH), situated in London’s Covent Garden…

15/05/2020

Chippendale furniture

Genuine Chippendale furniture fetches top prices at auction because it…

27/04/2020

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph (pronounced ‘Raif’) Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) was born in Gloucestershire…

10/04/2020

Advertising

Gone are the days when an advertisement was brief and…

16/03/2020

Train spotting

When steam trains were the new, exciting mode of transport…