Culture Category

23/10/2019

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) houses the world’s largest collection of art and design, making it…

04/10/2019

Gilbert & Sullivan

The Gilbert & Sullivan partnership was between Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan…

21/08/2019

Robin Hood

The story of Yorkshireman Robin Hood, who lived in the 14th century, has been embellished over the…

29/07/2019

The National Trust

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty was formed as a charity in…

28/06/2019

Mad dogs and Englishmen

Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973) was a prolific playwright, composer and actor, whose wit shines through all his…

18/06/2019

The BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is known the world over and is the oldest and biggest state…

07/06/2019

Gentlemen’s clubs

Once the city coffeehouse trend of the 1700s had faded, it was the gentlemen’s clubs which slipped…

28/05/2019

The Poet Laureate

The Poet Laureateship is an honorary royal appointment of a poet who is recognised as contributing to…

27/05/2019

The National Lottery

There have been four Parliamentary Acts, from 1993 to 2006, putting into place the legislation required for…

07/05/2019

The bowler hat

An iconic part of the city gent’s uniform, the black bowler hat was named after nephew and…

02/05/2019

Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano

Dame Emma Kirkby was born in 1949 in Surrey and is an icon of ‘early’ music, which…

30/04/2019

Angel of the North

The ‘Angel of the North‘ is a monumental red-rust steel sculpture in Gateshead, adjacent to the A1.…