England

England became a unified state in AD 927 and, since the 15th century, has had a significant impact on the wider world, developing the English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world. Its beautiful and varied countryside is interspersed with quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities including the capital, London.
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Extra chances to see Shakespeare’s Globe’s Henry IV

Don’t miss the extremely popular productions of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on London’s Bankside.

Crook Hall and Gardens

Head to the gorgeous medieval Crook Hall in Durham, in the north-east of England, for beautiful gardens, family events and cream teas

Thee pieces worn by Jackie Onassis make £51,600 at Vintage at Goodwood

The auction of desirable items in the Pioneers of Popular Culture sale, which took place at the brand new annual Vintage at Goodwood event last weekend, was a roaring success – as was the festival….

Bayswater Road Art

Bayswater and Notting Hill Insider’s Guide

Open green space, unique boutiques ad handsome architecture – this area of west London has changed dramatically from a past synonymous with intrigue and scandal.

‘Lets get cracking’ for the 50th annual Shaldon Water Festival

Head to the pretty little town of Shaldon in South Devon, for its 50th annual water festival, and a celebration of the South Devon Crab.   Join me in wishing Happy 50th Birthday to Shaldon…

Aspects of Love on the London stage

Trevor Nunn has returned to direct a new, intimate version of Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory theatre.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert: From Summer Bay to the West End

Ray Meagher , best known on television for playing Alf Stewart in the long running Australian soap Home and Away, is going to join the West End cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The…

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is an inspirational arts venue

The magnificent 900-year-old cathedral in Gloucester is hosting major events, including Crucible, one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in Britain for ten years. GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL is planning major events this autumn and into next year….

Whoopi Goldberg is back in the London habit

WEST END THEATRELAND is buzzing with the news that American actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg is to join the cast of the hit musical, Sister Act, in London in August.

Millais brothers art collaboration up for sale

A beautiful example of brotherly partnership is coming up for auction on 29 September 2010: a tale of two Millais, a Wyatt and Blenheim Palace.