Articles by Abbe Bates

Go ‘Behind the Screens’ with Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths is opening its new season with a brand new tour that will take visitors ‘Behind the Screens’, as Manchester’s Water Palace reveals its starring role in some of the most popular TV dramas of recent times.  This will be a new addition to its regular weekly tour programme that takes place between April and October 2020. Peaky Blinders, Houdini & Doyle, Cold Feet, Mrs Biggs, World

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Bletchley Park hosts new exhibition on smart device impact

Bletchley Park, in Milton Keynes, the former top-secret home of the British World War Two Codebreakers and birthplace of modern computing, is to be the first venue to host Never Alone: What Happens When Everything is Connected?, based on an exhibition created by the National Science and Media Museum Opening on 3rd April and running until

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway prepares for new season

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is preparing for an exciting season when it opens on 6th April. Passengers can travel behind an historic steam locomotive and experience 24 miles of stunning scenery including heather moorlands, ancient market towns, steam era themed stations, bustling harbours, and even the filming location for the iconic village of

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New Anglo-Saxon gallery for Tamworth Castle

Summer 2020 will see Staffordshire’s Tamworth Castle unveil a new state-of-the-art gallery celebrating the town’s Anglo-Saxon history – including a forgotten ‘warrior queen’. While largely a hidden heroine of history, for anyone hooked on TV series The Last Kingdom – set to begin its fourth season on Netflix this year – the name of Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great, may be more

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Waddesdon Manor announces upcoming events

The calendar of events on offer at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire this year will include, from 20th May to 1st November 2020, ‘Books of Art’, which explores the role of books (dating from the 17th to the 19th century) within the arts. The line-up also promises the introduction of ‘Fish and Fizz’, a one-off evening

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Prince of Egypt announces extended run

The Prince of Egypt, the new stage musical that recently premiered at London’s Dominion Theatre, has just released 100,000 new tickets, extending its limited engagement by a further seven weeks until Saturday 31st October 2020. The following extra matinee shows have also now been added: Tuesday 14th April, Tuesday 11th August, Tuesday 25th August and Tuesday 27th October 2020, all at 2.30pm.

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New Life Stories exhibition at Chatsworth

A new exhibition celebrating some of the most famous figures to have graced Chatsworth over the centuries will take centre stage in 2020 at the Derbyshire attraction when it opens on 21st March. ‘Life Stories’ positions the portraits of Chatsworth icons alongside key personal objects to bring their stories to life and influence our thinking

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Tasty offerings at York Food and Drink Festival

This year’s York Food & Drink Festival is set to take place between 19th and 27th September, and will offer visiting groups events such as wine and food tastings, talks, cookery demonstrations and hands on workshops. At St. Sampson’s Square, visitors will be able to participate in food and cocktail demonstrations, while Parliament Street will offer

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