November 1 2014 Latest news:
For anyone with a passion for lab coats, safety goggles and Bunsen burners, Dundee is the place to be this November.
Birmingham Year of Science 2014 (www.birminghamyearofscience2014.com) sees a wide range of activities and scientific events, ranging from conferences to state of the art shows and festivals, all aiming to inspire, engage and entertain visitors, students, businesses and academics alike.
Enjoy a spectacular family fireworks extravaganza at this Victorian town attraction where visitors will be able to see the streets lit by gaslight as they would have been in the 19th century.
Those with a passion for fashion are bound to get all aflutter over the extravagant catwalk creations on display.
As the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition captivates and chills its audience, we caught up with curator Greg Buzwell to find out just what went into producing this major show, which opened in early October to mark the 250th anniversary since the publication of the first Gothic novel (The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole) and to find out which of the spine-chilling items scare him silly...
There are plenty of ghostly goings-on to keep the children entertained at Hever Castle this Halloween.
Stamp the mud off your walking boots and take part in a range of guided treks with local experts.
Visit Northumberland this autumn and winter to experience unforgettable nights under the stars in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park – the largest in Europe!
Follow the curious history of the artist’s mannequin, from an inconspicuous studio tool to artists’ fetish.
This one-man show of oils and watercolours highlights the latest body of work from President of the distinguished New English Art Club, Richard Pikesley.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy some of Britain’s most eccentric events, where bog snorkelling, celebrity scarecrows and gruesome gurning are all part of the entertainment
The work of pioneering artists from across Europe, the Americas and Japan will be on show at the largest display of photographic works ever to be exhibited at the gallery.
This unique exhibition allows visitors to view the world’s oceans and seas showcased in 365 glass bottles!
From Judi Dench and John Cleese to Margaret Atwood and Nick Hornby, Cheltenham hosts a range of author talks making it the place to be for all bookworms this October.
Scare yourself silly at this year’s Ghost Fest where all manner of spooky delights will be taking place.
Six prominent artists whose colourful creations were inspired by the enchanting National Fairground Archive will showcase their work at a new exhibition which is now open to the public.
The Ross-on-Wye based Marine Conservation Society (MCS) hopes its poet-in-residence will inspire some powerful poetry based around its latest campaign to save 30 threatened marine species.
Scottish Canals and the Scottish Waterways Trust are inviting the public to have a rare glimpse into some of the many secrets of the Forth & Clyde and Caledonian Canals. Featuring everything from water taxi tours and floating exhibitions to guided walks of Neptune’s Staircase, the events are part of the Scottish Civic Trust’s Doors Open Day – an annual festival that celebrates Scotland’s architecture and history with a programme of walks, tours, talks, events and hundreds of buildings open for anyone to visit.
Discover the energy, variety and inventiveness of some of Britain’s unsung artists in this first major exhibition of British Folk Art, drawn together from collections across the UK.
A mix of new and earlier atmospheric prints of the natural world by wood engraver Colin See-Paynton demonstrates the skill of the artist who was entirely self-taught.
The horrors endured by soldiers during the First World War and their creative responses to the war are examined within this exhibition.
On 26, 27 and 28 September 2014, the 11th incarnation of the hugely popular Cornwall Food & Drink Festival on Truro’s Lemon Quay will re-launch with a new name and a new look that embodies the serious skill, diversity and vibrancy of the Cornish food and drink industry.
Come face to face with boa constrictors and royal pythons as you discover the secret life of snakes.
View stirring images of the Western Front created by Fred A. Farrell.
A selection of extraordinary etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn demonstrates the Dutch master’s remarkable achievements in the medium that would go on to inspire Gainsborough.
Adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls is backing cyclists and walkers taking part in the ‘Ride+Stride’ open churches day on 13 September 2014 which helps safeguard the future of England’s historic churches, chapels and meeting houses.
Lace and ruffles are in abundance at this exhibition which takes a look at the history of wedding dress designs.
Over 100 black and white photographs will be on display in the first major retrospective of Edwin Smith, one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers.
Discover a range of earthenware designed by Richard Phethean
Gain a better understanding of some of the most beautiful paintings by Italian masters.
Featuring objects from a local private collection, see items of 20th and 21st-century warfare, cleverly crafted into works of art.
If you’re planning to enjoy the peace and tranquillity along the banks of Lake Windermere this summer, why not time your visit to coincide with this year’s sailing regatta?
Firmly established as one of the top events of its kind in the UK, as well as one of the biggest in the whole of the Midlands, the eighth annual Derby Festé will this year take place in the city over the weekend of 26-27 September.
Iconic Barbara Hepworth pieces will be on display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery.
View finely crafted artefacts produced for the Ming imperial court
This exhibition introduces eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming.
From 1 - 20 September, the Osborne Samuel gallery in Mayfair, London will stage a major exhibition of photographs by celebrated British photographer David Farrell (1919-2013), internationally renowned for his iconic images of many of the greatest musicians, actors, authors, dancers and artists of the 20th century. The exhibition will be the ﬁrst survey of Farrell’s photography since his death earlier last year. It will showcase images of many of his most famous sitters, from Louis Armstrong and Laurence Olivier, to Anthony Caro, Margot Fonteyn and the Rolling Stones, alongside documentary works depicting domestic life in Britain and anonymous street subjects.
On 13 and 14 September 2014, London Transport Museum will open the doors of its Depot in Acton, West London for a weekend of activities focusing on the role of London’s Transport in the First World War. Visitors will have access to the Depot’s vast collections store – which only opens to the public occasionally, and will be able to take part in an exciting line up of activities.
The British Science Festival in Birmingham explodes with daring tales of warfare; roaring dinosaurs and ancient locals. Explore the dominance of the world’s largest predators, walk with your ancestors and discover the hidden secrets of fossils. History is brought to life at the British Science Festival!
Taking over the town for this annual event, this popular food festival sees the cream of the culinary world converging on the attractive market town to celebrate all things edible.