Culture Category

18/12/2018

The Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre in London was built by Sam Wanamaker as a replica of the theatre in…

29/11/2018

Visiting Parliament

Visits to the Houses of Parliament by all members of the public, British or otherwise, are welcomed…

26/11/2018

Red buses

Red buses are a feature of the London street scene and an integral part of the public…

19/11/2018

Grammar schools

Grammar schools in Britain have a history stretching back to the 7th century, with churches and universities…

16/11/2018

Fish and chips

Fish and chips is a traditional British takeaway meal consisting of fish deep-fried in batter and potato…

13/11/2018

Eton Boating Song

The Eton Boating Song was first performed either in 1863 or 1865 ~ sources differ ~ for…

08/11/2018

The Sea Cadets

As an island nation, many Britons feel an affinity for the sea. The Sea Cadets is an…

31/10/2018

David Hockney, artist

David Hockney, OM,CH,RA is an artist of extraordinary talent. He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1937…

29/10/2018

The Master of Suspense

Sir Alfred Hitchcock, dubbed ‘The Master of Suspense’, was born in 1899 in Essex. He made his…

28/10/2018

Red squirrels

The  red squirrel is native to the UK, going back thousands of years, but its numbers are…

26/10/2018

The Chelsea Pensioners

The Chelsea Pensioners are retired men and women of the British Army who have no dependants. They…

26/10/2018

Bubble and squeak

In the early 19th century there was a very popular cookbook called ‘A New System of Domestic…