The Yorkshire Sculpture Park features around 80 sculptures and installations to see in the open air. The other year we joined a group visit to the park. Some of the works are still on display, but Not Vital’s exhibition ended in 2017. Henry Moore Henry Moore was the first patron of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. He … More Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Back in 2015, we were invited to attend the 800th celebration of Magna Carta at Runnymede. In addition to the celebration and the plaque unveiling by Her Majesty The Queen, the Duke of Cambridge attended the dedication of “The Jurors”, an art installation to celebrate the Magna Carta anniversary. Now there is a … More Magna Carta-inspired art at Runnymede
Are you fed up with “not available in your region” messages? At a time when “Fake News” is everywhere, we need proper journalists passing on verified news. So I’m a bit put out that actual news is being withheld, as if I’m living under some dictatorship or in some autocratic state. I used a number … More Where has the world gone?
There was a time, not so long ago, that air travel wasn’t an option and the only way to travel was by sea. The V&A Museum has a new exhibition “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style” It shares the design stories of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra. Find … More Ocean Liners: Speed and Style
Antarctica Antarctica is the world’s fifth largest continent covering an area of around 14 million square kilometres that are virtually untouched by humankind. Much of it is blanketed by a vast permanent ice sheet, averaging 2,000 metres in thickness. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth. It is also known as … More Exploring Antarctica
Why should we remember the fifth of November? The rhyme which starts “Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot…….” has a variety of endings. All entreat us to remember when there was a failed attempt to blow up parliament. The fifth of November The date is a celebration, going all the way back to the … More Remember, remember the fifth of November…………..
“Quick, you three get down so I can climb on top” he said. Yes, this is the sort of challenge you will be faced with on a Treasure Hunts In London adventure for adults. Since 2013 treasure hunters have been having fun exploring the streets of London and roaming top London museums and galleries in their … More Treasure Hunt Fun For Adults
On 20th February, 1947, His Majesty’s Government announced their intention of transferring power in British India to Indian hands by June, 1948. India’s last Viceroy The film Viceroy’s House, directed by Gurinder Chadha, follows the transition of British India to independence. It is set in the home of India’s last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten. The story has … More Viceroy’s House
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The purpose of the Organization is: “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for … More UNESCO
The Princess and the dragon The story of a Princess being saved from a dragon is found in many legends. One of the earliest example of this motif is Perseus saving Andromeda. St. George and the dragon is a medieval legend in a similar vein. This one has strong Christian overtones as St George was a Christian knight. The … More St George