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Fictional Footsteps

Following in the Bard’s footsteps – literally

Discover the 146-mile route that Shakespeare took to travel to the London playhouses – and experience the same scenery that may have inspired Macbeth, Richard II and King Lear.
Read more… 20 February 2014


Twenty-one days out in London

From eerily immersive film screenings to scavenger hunts by way of the Underground, the English capital preserves its knack for fun.
Read more… 08 March 2013


Nine culture-filled weekends in Europe

Delve deeper into the corners of the continent that helped inspire writers, musicians, artists and Vikings.
Read more… 05 February 2013


Localites

It is raining indoors in London

In a city known for its downpours, an interactive installation in the Barbican Art Gallery lets you feel as though you are controlling the weather.
Read more… 24 December 2012


Fictional Footsteps

Literary Oxford

Oxford’s contribution to literature is unparalleled, with local writers like JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll and Phillip Pullman inspired by the city’s landmarks and streets.
Read more… 25 July 2012


All of Britain’s a stage

The World Shakespeare Festival, which runs from April to November 2012, will be the biggest and most varied celebration of the Bard ever attempted.
Read more… 22 March 2012


The Passport blog

Wassailing the old English apple tree

Around 17 January, thousands of people in southern England descend on the local cider orchards in a bid to awaken the trees from their winter slumber and ensure a good harvest.
Read more… 16 January 2012


The Passport blog

Shakespeare gets a new home

The Royal Shakespeare Company will begin its 50th season today in a new, $185 million theatre complex in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Read more… 14 April 2011


Notting Hill at carnival time

London’s top summer knees-up is a celebration of the local Caribbeancommunity that has enlivened this part of town since the 1950s.
Read more… 03 August 2010


The great British country show: A cultural eye opener

The country show is an eclectic celebration of all that’s best in rural Britain, a combination of trade and family fun, with a few oversized vegetables thrown in for good measure.
Read more… 03 August 2010


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