Category Events and Exhibitions

Explore Buckingham Palace and the Royal Collection from home

The Royal Collection has an array of delights for GTOs to enjoy from their homes including a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace, virtual exhibition walkthroughs, and behind-the-scenes films. You can even read Queen Victoria’s diaries! Virtual visitors can browse more than 250,000 works of art online from this, one of the largest and most important art collections

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Edinburgh Festivals cancelled for 2020

Edinburgh’s famous International Festival and Festival Fringe, as well as the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh  Art Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which normally take place in August, have now been cancelled for the first time in over 70 years due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, the five festivals hold over 5,000 events across Scotland’s capital

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Hastings Contemporary Launches Robot-Assisted Gallery Tours

In a UK first, Hastings Contemporary, an independent art gallery on the south coast, has responded to the current lockdown by teaming up with Bristol Robotics Laboratory to provide remote access to its exhibitions by utilising robotics technology. Members and audiences can continue to visit the gallery via the Double, a two-wheeled video-conferencing robot that can

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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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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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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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Explore exotic garden shows overseas

You’ll find an eclectic mix of garden and flower show visit options when your group ventures abroad. Here are a selection to consider. In Japan, the Flowers by Naked event has been held across the country in locations such as Tokyo, Nagoya and Okinawa, and has to-date received 500,000 visitors. This year, works were even

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