UK Heritage

After Liberation, The Focus Now Turns To Mosul's Future

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

The liberation of Mosul is proof of the incredible effort and sacrifice that went into driving out Daesh. Along with this, it has highlighted the bravery and resilience of the residents who, despite hailing from different faiths and backgrounds, all joined together to reject the oppressive doctrine that almost put an end to the city itself.

Why Books And Reading Should Be At The Heart Of What The UK Does Next...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola J Rowley

And it all begins with the first stories we introduce our children to. The ones that open up the doors of possibility to what lies ahead and which stoke their imaginations. The inspiring, the educating and the delighting - as they learn to turn the pages one at a time.

Sustainable Cities

Tehreem Husain | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Tehreem Husain

Cities are the hotbeds of culture, ideas, commerce, science and social development. The UN has estimated that half of humanity-almost 3.5 million peop...

What Makes Me The Person I Am Today?

Shahida Rahman | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

My children are the speakers of tomorrow, the next generation. I want them to have a voice. I want to prepare them to deal effectively with the difficulties of the world today and to stand up for themselves and their beliefs.

Cambodia, A Country I Will Never Forget

David Ready | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Ready

What you need to get used to in Cambodia is the heat. In March, the weather in Cambodia hovered around what felt like a scorching 40 degrees celsius, causing me to sweat profusely. It was tough doing physical activity on these days and I was often exhausted, not so much from the exercises themselves but from the heat and the resulting lack of sleep.

From Sylhet To Cambridge: Reflecting On 60 Years Of Family History And Heritage

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Ibrahim Rahman

During my school days, history was something that hardly filled me with excitement. Even watching Doctor Who episodes set in the past required serious...

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

Brassed Off: Class War Drama Is A Class Act On The Yorkshire Stage

Rob Atkinson | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

As a fine piece of theatre, Brassed Off is strongly recommended and deservedly attracted the attention of the local BBC Look North programme, which prominently featured the production in the middle of its run. But as a raw and gritty slice-of-life take on some of the most troubled times anyone can remember since the last war, it's genuinely important - and a very timely reminder of the industrial heritage we all still share.

From Rags to Riches - Not an Impossibility

Cecilia Paul | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Cecilia Paul

When I was young, my family was very poor. Our home was very modest - one bedroom (my parents); one sitting room-cum-bedroom (my siblings and mine); a...

Learning Through Culture

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, is preparing to publish the first White Paper - a policy document that sets out the government's proposals for future legislation - on the arts since Jennie Lee's over 50 years ago. It's a hugely significant moment for organisations such as the Crafts Council.

After Paris: Why Culture Matters More Than Ever

Jacob Davey | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Jacob Davey

Da'esh are ignorant to the history of the world, and the things that make it bright. By exploring the nuances of global culture and heritage we can bring communities together in understanding of our commonality.

Exemplary Grass-root Community Harmony Is What We Need Today

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In the midst of rising anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the Jewish and Muslim minority communities in the UK must not relent in building and strengthen...

As Slow as Possible as Fast as Necessary

Lara Platman | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

It is by some miracle that I am once again in the land that I love so much, Scotland, on this occasion, Islay. I am here to drive a selection of Land Rovers from the Series 1 of 1948 through to today's modern Defender. Why Islay though? Surely a spot nearer to home would suffice?

A Shade More Successful

Jonathan Lea | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan Lea

Here's a question. You're going to an interview, or perhaps having to address some very important people with your ideas and views; what colour do you wear? What colour of clothing will subconsciously command more respect for you? Well, it's probably going to be blue.

Heritage As The New Contemporary

Nik Thakkar | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Style
Nik Thakkar

From a fashion perspective, Hunter and Barbour are two brands that have seen a huge revival as British heritage brands meeting the new contemporary taste palate for fashion.

The History Girls

Becky Clark | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics
Becky Clark

In a profession which employs more women than men, why are we looking at an almost all-male senior squad? Across the heritage sector the most senior women are now all officers rather than chair... It is a depressing situation.

Bulldozing Through the Cradle of British Rock

James Ketchell | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Ketchell

If ever there was a venue which epitomised our approach to music heritage in this country, it is the Ealing Club. Quite simply it's a huge missed opportunity on a number of levels. The council could be attracting visitors from all around the world to explore the music heritage of Ealing.

Multimedia Reflections on Georgian Heritage and Identity.

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

I have always been fascinated by Georgian culture. The sensuality, self irony, delicacy, tact and tradition - its neorealist qualities, brought to life with a unique cultural aesthetic, through the cinematic lense and prism of the arts.

Historically Innovative: Heritage Brands, Thoroughly Modern Methods

Jon Wood | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
Jon Wood

Surprise your customers with something new, and suddenly you'll capture attention. The impact of this surprise innovation is always greatest with traditional brands, simply because no one expects it.

The Curious Case of South Parade Pier

Naomi Thompson | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Naomi Thompson

Pier saving has become a bit trendy. Once the poster girls for jaded seaside towns up and down Britain, their sea legs are being strengthened ensuring they are ship-shape and Bristol fashion for many generations to come.

The Real National Lottery Winners

Jennie Price | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Jennie Price

For two decades money raised by National Lottery players has been re-invested in local communities and national projects to the tune of an eye-watering £32billion. Anyone who has ever bought a National Lottery ticket has helped to combat homelessness, tackle the stigma of mental health illness, inspired filmmakers, kept museums open and parks appealing.

Magic in the Moonlight

Dr Ling Ge | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Ling Ge

This summer I was privileged to be invited by François Thibault, the legendary creator of Grey Goose, as one of his first guests to visit the new home for the world's best tasting vodka, Le Logis

Seeing Stonehenge in a New Light

Mike Collins | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

It's been a busy old time for Stonehenge. The stones are never short of publicity but the attention of the world has been on them in the last couple of weeks.

Britain Must Continue to Preserve Its Heritage

Jim Matthews | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK
Jim Matthews

Britain is home to some of the most prestigious historic buildings in the world, from great castles and stately homes to top tourist destinations, such as the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. These buildings are a key part of our country's heritage, however they require expert love and care in order to remain solid structures that visitors will be able to enjoy for generations to come.

Of Bagpipes and Burns - Scottish Stereotypes

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Every country and culture has stereotypes that go alongside it, some truer than others. Scotland of course, is no different. However, what I have noticed is that while Scotland is part of the UK British stereotypes tend to be more closely associated with the English portion of the country. It is a common mistake to think of the U.K. and England synonymously, when this is not true. As a Scot, I have no objection to being called British, but I am certainly not English.