Kategoria: culture

Leicester

It’s a curious fact of modern life that the British cities that are best known internationally aren’t always the major ones. Everyone knows London, and most people who aren’t experts on the UK could...

The Isle of Jura

If you’re looking to “get away from it all” and you want an adventurous holiday, you might be interested in visiting the Isle of Jura, off the west coast of Scotland. Described as “one...

Stonehenge

2016 will see not only the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, but another anniversary connected with an important tourist attraction and symbol of British Culture – Stonehenge. No, that doesn’t mean that...

Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland, with a population of 228,990. Situated between the River Dee and the River Don on the north-east coast, it is a Royal Burgh with a charter...

Newcastle

A renowned British journalist, who spent the 1950s “on the road”, touring Britain as a member of a jazz group, observed that the further away from London he travelled, the more individuality and character...

St. Andrews

The town of St Andrews, situated on the east coast of Scotland, in the “East Neuk” (Scots for “corner”) of the county of Fife, has a historical and cultural importance out of all proportion...

Summer of deception

The moment when I realized I didn’t stand a chance as an English teacher 2011. Not a perfect time for job hunting; therefore, I was over the moon when, just two days later, I...

Famous and not so famous Brits – Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier, “the nation’s darling” An intriguing trend in pop music is the increasing number of successful singers with trained voices. In Britain, it’s not uncommon to find records by classically-trained singers in the...