Grassroots Music Venues To Receive Funding Boost From New Arts Council England Programme

Grassroots music venues across England will now be able to apply for special funding from a ring-fenced budget intended to support the sector and help stem their decline. Arts Council England has announced it has set aside £1.5 million of National Lottery money to fund projects hosting and promoting live Continue Reading

The Cosmopolitan Art of Anglo-Saxon England

‘Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War’ reveals the vibrant culture of early England: born of migrants and decidedly ‘European’, with connections reaching up to and beyond the Christian and Islamic territories that cradled the Mediterranean. Couched within these compelling political narratives are artworks of great beauty, technical virtuosity and intellectual subtlety. Continue Reading

The Multicultural World of the Earliest English Speakers

Early England was a vibrant, multicultural society, hugely influenced by its connections to distant lands. Join Alison Hudson, Project Curator of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, as she delves into the stories of the people who traveled to the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and made them their home, and the cultures and ideas that influenced Continue Reading

This Poignant Photo Exhibition Uncovers Britain’s Multicultural History

As we spiral deeper into uncertainty, more artists are using art to dissect national identity in terms of race and gender. Human Stories: Another England – a new exhibition being hosted at NOW Gallery – is taking England as its jump-off point but looking in places which have previously been overlooked in order to give Continue Reading

Cliveden Hotel Hosts Literary Festival

The country house where one of post-war Britain’s biggest political scandals began is hosting a literary festival in keeping with its history as a centre of intrigue. With talks entitled “Putin, Spooks and Honeytraps: The inside story of modern espionage” and “How to Stay Married”, the programme for Cliveden Literary Continue Reading

England’s Greatest Ever Batsman Has Announced His Retirement From International Cricket

Former England skipper Alastair Cook has decided to call time on international cricket, stating the fifth Test between England and India at Oval will be his last. The left-handed batsman is the most decorated batsman in his country’s Test history. In the ongoing Test series against India, he has managed Continue Reading