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All aboard the Belmond British Pullman

All aboard the Belmond British Pullman

It’s not every Friday morning that the daily commute starts with being sent off by a jazz band, but then not every Friday sees one board the enduringly iconic British Pullman train for a cross-country jaunt and a five-course lunch.

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Hercule Poirot

Torquay to toast 125th birthday with the Agatha Christie Festival

This September marks 125 years since the undisputed queen of crime’s arrival into the world. Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, Devon, in 1890, but it wasn’t until some 30 years later that she made inroads into establishing herself as the mastermind of more than 80 ingenious murder mysteries over her prolific career.

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Boughton House

Huguenot artworks come to Boughton House

This summer marks 300 years since the death of Louis XIV. It is, then, fitting that Boughton House in Northamptonshire should play host to a new exhibition showcasing the artwork of the Huguenot migrants to Britain during the time of the Catholic Sun King’s persecution of the religious group. And it is doubly appropriate that Boughton House should act as a repository for the French rejects; after all, it is known as the English answer to Versailles.

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Hampton Court Palace Gardens. 16 July 2014

Hampton Court Palace to host Radio Times Festival

The Radio Times is to host its inaugural eponymous festival, in what it intends to become an annual fixture on the cultural calendar.

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King John hunting a stag with hounds.
Originally published/produced in England; 14th century.

Magna Carta events

Magna Carta: Law Liberty, Legacy

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Canaletto, The Interior of the Rotunda © Compton Veryney, photo by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Canaletto: Celebrating Britain

For the first time, visitors can enjoy the collective works of Canaletto, and admire his impressions of Britain, which he captured during his nine-year stay in the country.

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Red astronaut robot. © Victoria & Albert Museum

War Games

Relive your childhood at ‘War Games’, a vibrant exhibition from the V&A’s Museum of Childhood collections.

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Disused Tin Mine, St Agnes Cornwall c.1940, Given by the Pilgrim Trust © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Recording Britain

View a range of artworks created in response to a government scheme in 1939 that encouraged artists to capture Britain’s character and places of interest.

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Stanley Royle - Morning on the Derbyshire Moors (1920) © The Estate of Stanley Royle

The Great Outdoors: Paintings by Stanley Royle

View the vibrant works of artist Stanley Royle and discover how his paintings captured the changing landscape of Yorkshire.

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