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Shakespeare’s year in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the full programme for its year-long festival of all Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and long poems in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Oxfordshire art showcase

Artists from India and China will join more than 200 others at an Oxfordshire beauty-spot for one of the UK’s leading art events this summer.

Edinburgh: city of seven festivals

Edinburgh is renowned for its International Festival but less well-known is that Scotland’s capital has not one but seven arts festivals, each with a unique flavour.

Heavenly bodies at Lincolnshire historic house

Works of art by Edgar Degas, Damian Hirst and Henry Moore will be on display at Burghley House in Lincolnshire this summer in an exhibition exploring the human form.

Hungry dinosaurs at Natural History Museum

What did a Brontosaurus have for breakfast or a Tyrannosaurus Rex have for lunch? Visitors to London can find out this summer in a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

Learn English in London’s museums

An English language course where all the lessons take place in London’s museums and galleries has won a prestigious award from the British Council.

Scottish walking festival aims high

A hike up Ben Macdui – the highest point of the Cairngorm Plateau and the second highest peak in the UK – is one of the highlights of a Scottish spring walking festival.

Britain Spa Week in September

There will be a good excuse to come to Britain and pamper yourself at one of the many spas this summer.

Shakespeare’s identity at London theatre

Who was the real William Shakespeare? The first exhibition to undertake a full exploration of all the characters claimed to be the ‘real’ author – including a recent theory that it was Henry Neville, England’s ambassador to France – is to be held at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank from November.

Yorkshire James Herriot convention

The convention (November 4-5) will be held in and around the Yorkshire market town of Thirsk, where Herriot (real name Alf Wight) practised as a vet for much of his life, and where he died in 1995, aged 78.

Edinburgh’s Rat Race

The ‘urban adventure’ Rat Race (July 15-16) embraces the city in a sporting spectacular with 700 adventurers navigating the urban jungle on mountain bike, kayak, on foot, down ropes and even using space hoppers.

London’s new draw: the Cartoon Museum

British cartoons, caricature and comic art from the 18th century to the present day is on display at London’s first Cartoon Museum.

Guest pass offer from BritRail

Visitors to Britain can enjoy the comfort of first class rail travel with a British friend or relative if they take advantage of a new offer from BritRail.

King Henry VIII’s kitchen rekindled at Hampton

The largest surviving Tudor kitchen in the world has reopened (April 8) at Hampton Court Palace near London.

Dickens attraction planned for Kent

Visitors to Kent will be able to step back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the world of novelist Charles Dickens when a new attraction opens in April 2007.

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