Tag Archives: Art & Culture

Essential Strasbourg City Guide

Strasbourg is a city steeped in history and cultural diversity. Located in a strategic position in Europe, it has a long history of occupation and was most recently annexed to Germany in 1940. Liberated in 1944, Alsace was returned to France and Strasbourg became a symbol of reconciliation between the two countries. It is no wonder the city is so unique, with hints of its diverse history everywhere. To help you make the most of a short break in the city, I’ve put together my Essential Strasbourg City Guide…

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Discover the Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg

Have you ever visited a place on your travels and immediately felt close to a loved one who is no longer with us? A wonderful feeling that comes from sharing a love that endures from beyond the grave; reignited by a sense of place, a sound, a smell or a particular experience. That’s how I felt when I visited the historic wine cellar of Strasbourg hospital…

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A Strasbourg Discovery Tour with Social Impact

When I travel I try to ensure the activities I enjoy have a positive social impact, so last week I joined the Strasbourg Discovery Tour: Local Art & Culture through Visit.Org to get an introduction to the work of local Alsatian artisans, gain insight into the city’s unique history and culture, and provide a community benefit.

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Green Man Festival Preview 2016

It’s just two weeks until I head to Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. It will be my first visit to this award winning independent music and arts festival, and I couldn’t be more excited. To make sure I don’t miss a thing, I’ve pulled together this festival preview with everything you need to know in case you’re planning a visit too…

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A visit to Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

More than 180 years after six Dorset men were sentenced to transportation to Australia for swearing an oath to a new trade union, people still gather each year to honour their story. This weekend, I headed to the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival for the first time to help celebrate the roots of the trade union movement…

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In search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail

The search for the Holy Grail has captured the imagination of societies across the centuries, and is one of the most enduring legends in European literature and art. Now a European Union funded research project aims to encourage visitors to take up the quest at one of six locations in the UK and across Europe. I headed to Somerset to go in search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail trail…

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Insider’s Guide to the Jurassic Coast

All too often we overlook the amazing destinations close to our homes, as we search out the distant and the exotic. But when the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is right on your doorstep, it’s got to be something to shout about. So that’s why I’ve pulled together my Insider’s Guide to the Jurassic Coast…

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End of the Road for Festival Season

Within days of turning the page on my calendar to September, it feels like autumn threatens to arrive on the breeze. The days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the evening air. But there is just time for one last stop on the festival circuit before allowing the summer to fade – End of the Road festival…

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