Pontefract’s Liquorice Festival Suits All Sorts

Pontefract's Liquorice Fair

Pontefract Cakes, Liquorice Food and Drink, Clowns, Magicians and Crafts Every year the English town of Pontefract in West Yorkshire celebrates its long-standing relationship with liquorice by holding an annual festival dedicated to this versatile plant. The Pontefract Liquorice Festival is usually held in the second Sunday of July (2014: Sunday July 13th) and has […]

Queen Elizabeth II – Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 2012: On 6 February 2012, Queen Elizabeth II will have been on the throne for 60 years. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a historical occasion as Queen Elizabeth II is only the second British monarch to achieve 60 years on the throne.  Currently only Queen Victoria beats this record, […]

Bond Cars from 50 Years of James Bond Movies

James Bond Aston Martin

Bond in Motion is an Exhibition of 50 James Bond Cars from the James Bond Movies: For fans of James Bond movies, the sleek and lethal James Bond cars with Gatling guns and missile launchers are very much a part of the thrill of 007 movies. And here’s some exciting news for those who love […]

The Lumiere Festival Returns to Light Up Durham

Durham Lumiere Festival

The Lumiere Festival Returns to Light Up Durham, the Cathedral City: The cathedral city of Durham, in the north-east of England, is to hold its second Lumiere Festival, a spectacular free festival of light and art in November. Durham Lumiere Festival Using artworks made from light, the four-day Lumiere Festival will transform Durham landmarks, streets, […]

The Big Tree Switch-On at Wakehurst Place

Christmas at Wakehurst Place

Christmas Tree Lighting at Wakehurst Place – Sussex: England’s largest live Christmas tree will be lit up for the festive season on November 25th at Wakehurst Place, the  Kew Royal Botanic Gardens’ country estate in Sussex. This amazing 36-metre (118-ft) giant redwood tree will be decorated with 1,800 lights.  So how do you decorate a 36-metre […]

Music Festivals in England – August 2011

Reading Festival

Music Festivals – August 2011 Festivals and Festival Tickets: Rock music fans in England can look forward to three huge annual music festivals in August, the V Festival, the Reading Festival and the Leeds Festival. V Festival V Festival 2011 takes place on the weekend of August 20th and 21st at Hylands Park in Chelmsford […]

The Enchanted Landscapes of Claude Lorrain at The Ashmolean

Claude Lorrain Landscapes

A Collection of Enchanted landscapes by Claude Lorrain at The Ashmolean : Coming soon to the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by Claude Lorrain. Titled, Claude Lorrain: The Enchanted Landscape, the exhibition will bring together from international collections, 140 works that were created at […]

Fresh Air 2011 – An Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Spirit Level - Courtesy Visit Britain

Fresh Air 2011 is an Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in the Cotsworlds: For those who enjoy contemporary sculptures, Fresh Air 2011 is a unique opportunity to see (and buy) cutting-edge sculptures in the outdoor. Visitors to Fresh Air 2011 will be able to see around 200 works by 100 sculptors working in bronze, glass, stainless steel, […]

Back to the 1940s at Crich Tramway Village

Crich 1940's Weekends - Courtesy VisitBritain

Two Weekends of Stepping Back to the 1940s at the Crick Tramway Village: Speak to anyone who’s lived through the war years and they’ll have plenty of interesting stories to tell.   In April and August visitors to Crich Tramway Village in the East Midlands will be able to experience for themselves the British life […]

Royal Crown Derby – A Titanic Exhibition

Titanic Dining - Courtesy VisitBritain

A Royal Crown Derby Titanic Exhibition -100th Anniversary of the Titanic Launch: When the Titanic was being built, Royal Crown Derby was commissioned by the White Star Line to produce china for the Titanic’s First Class à la carte restaurant. The Titanic was the largest passenger steamship when it was launched in May 1911 and […]