UK Heritage

The Real National Lottery Winners

Jennie Price | Posted 20.11.2014 | 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 22.10.2014 | 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.

Roşia Montană Needs Investment and Mining Before It Can Be a World Heritage Site

Dragos Tanase | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Dragos Tanase

Romania's mining tradition dates back over 2,000 years to Roman times and has been the backbone of many of its communities ever since. There can be no doubt that our country's history and archaeology deserves both recognition and preservation.

Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

Stuart Forster | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

King of the Castles: Britain's Built Heritage Rules

Sandie Dawe | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Britain's built heritage is a huge asset and one of our major strengths as a tourism destination. Looking forward, we are capitalising on this forte by upping our promotional activity in key markets around the world, using images that highlight the drama of our castles and romantic appeal of historic houses.

Why Are Officials Unhappy With The Admiralty Arch Luxury Hotel Project?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

Plans to convert Admiralty Arch, the historic gateway to Buckingham Palace, into a luxury hotel and private members' club are failing to provide enoug...

Playing to Our Strengths - Heritage, Babies and Boosting Brand Britain

Sandie Dawe | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Looking back at royal baby week, one can't help but realise the global reach of such occasions and the positive knock on effects for international tourism. Judging by the international media gathered in London for the birth of Prince George, Britain's profile has undoubtedly been lifted, with images and footage splashed across newspapers and TV sets globally... Hosting the very best national broadcasters from around the world puts us front of mind once again and reinvigorates our brand as we seek to maintain the momentum of the Royal Wedding, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and of course the 2012 Olympic Games.

Preserving the Past: Beirut's Condemned Buildings

Lucy Knight | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK
Lucy Knight

So what is left now for the preservation of Beirut's aged and low-slung buildings, remainders of a romantic past?

The Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Style
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

We are also seeing a new generation of highly-talented designers such as Elie Saab, Robert Abi Nader Abed Mahfouz, Walid Attalah, Essa from the UAE and others who continue to impress the international fashion world with their fusion of modern and Muslim-inspired elements into their ensembles.

Ways To Find Out If You're Related To Nobility

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

After a fairytale royal wedding in 2011 and this year's heartwarming news that Kate and Wills' are expecting a future heir to the throne, interest in ...

The World is My Home

Ana Tzarev | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

I am lucky to have so many unique homes in my history, so many people from varied walks of life to call my family and friends. I live my life with open eyes and an open heart because I wish to celebrate what I have seen and share it with others through my art.

Your Country Needs You...To go to the Pub!

Jane Peyton | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Use it or lose it is all too true with pubs. Each time a pub closes, another tile in the mosaic of Britain's character, community, and heritage is lost.

The End is Close for Palaces for the People

Sonia Zhuravlyova | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK
Sonia Zhuravlyova

Time is running out for Europe's largest prefab estate. Lewisham Council, London, is planning to demolish all but six of the 187 prefab bungalows that make up the Excalibur Estate in Catford - and replace them with 371 modern homes.

What Price on London's Heritage?

Nicky Gavron | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nicky Gavron

The redevelopment of London's historic Spitalfields Fruit and Wool Exchange is a loss to London socially and culturally, but also to its economy.

Feeling Connected: A Journey With My Irish Ancestors

Michaela Lydon | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK
Michaela Lydon

It was after my Granddad died in July 2010 that I began to become interested in researching my family history. One day I just realised that, even though I had lived with him for 20 years, I had never asked him about his parents or grandparents or what it was like growing up in Ireland in the 1930s.

Planet Appetite: Stately Home Movie Locations in the Peak District, Derbyshire, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rupert Parker

The Peak District conjures up images of sharp mountain tops but, in fact, it contains a concentration of some of the best stately homes in Britain. You may recognise them from the movies.

Sell Britannia

Keith Glasspoole | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK
Keith Glasspoole

When considering the current crop of advertising, seeking to tap into the patriotic Olympic spirit, how many of them are succeeding in this aim? Which are born British, and which are trying to thrust Britishness upon themselves?

The Rose Theatre: An Elizabethan Tragedy

Richard O'Brien | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home
Richard O'Brien

Round the back of London's South Bank, something important is hidden away. It's within easy walk of a currently rammed Olympic transport hub, but unlike London Bridge, there's no one in a purple and orange overall to offer helpful and insistent directions. In fact, you'd be forgiven for thinking there'd been something of a cover up.

Why You Should Take a Chance on a New Museum or Gallery for Museums at Night

Ben Wallace | Posted 18.07.2012 | Home
Ben Wallace

I am lucky enough to live in London, where the sheer number of museums, galleries and theatres mean it's almost impossible not to find yourself visiting places from time to time.

Developing a Sensational Museums at Night Event with Students

Rosie Clarke | Posted 17.07.2012 | Home
Rosie Clarke

Events like Museums at Night give us the opportunity to collaborate on projects like this with other organisations such as the local university.

How Our Volunteers Make our Museums at Night Event Great

Teresa Fox-Wells | Posted 17.07.2012 | Home
Teresa Fox-Wells

At the Borough Museum and Art Gallery in Newcastle under Lyme we are beavering away preparing for the biggest evening of our year, Museums at Night - this year our event is 'Return Of The Leeches!'

This Museums at Night, Discover Kew Bridge Steam Museum by Candlelight

Katherine Biggs | Posted 17.07.2012 | Home
Katherine Biggs

Saturday 19th May will mark Kew Bridge Steam Museum's first foray into the Museums at Night festival of after-hours events at museums and galleries.