Literature & Music
Explore Britain's rich literary and musical heritage with events, features, news and web resources collected from hundreds of museums, archives, historic properties and libraries across the UK .
Curators have worked with authors Philip Pullman, Alan Garner and Susan Cooper for a new show at the ancient library where JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis also once worked.
Ruth Hazard joins five lucky Museums at Night competition winners who visited the fabled Faber Archive in Bloomsbury for literary tales, readings and rare manuscripts.
Owned by the Duke of Wellington in the magnificent Hyde Park house he lived in after Waterloo, Americus Backers' 241-year-old grand piano has gone on public view.
Revisit the adventures of the Famous Five, the Secret Seven and lose yourself in the fantastical world of The Magic Faraway Tree at this family-friendly exhibition.
Taken from Anglo-Spanish historical resources, Cambridge University Library's new show features bandits, murderers, inmates and a gossip-hungry public.
Experts say the man behind the 12th century History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth, wrote the famous book in the former chapel where he was a canon.
Featuring the works of the son of the Rabbi of Kiev who became an acclaimed New York theatre design via Moscow, Paris and Berlin, the Ben Uri's new show is a dramatic one.
Shakespeare's First Folio from 1623 - containing Macbeth, Julius Caesar and more - has been made freely available to leaf through online for the first time.
History lovers at the Oxford Preservation Trust will reopen the rooms where Shakespeare once stayed for a rare series of public tours on the 449th anniversary of his birth.
Using a hand-crafted wooden book and their mobile phone, visitors to Bristol's Watershed will be able to follow stories through the city streets in a new literary adventure.
Transporting a star-studded Los Angeles coffee house from half a century ago to Devon, Peninsula Arts Gallery's new show owes everything to a great storyteller.
Dozens of cultural institutions across the country will help the inaugural Shakespeare Week inspire millions of people when it launches in March 2014.
Dot Dot Dash at the National Library of Wales traces key milestones of communication in Wales through film and audio archives, cartoons and retro gadgets.
Young composers are being given the chance to write a piece for the ancient Jacob Kirckman harpsichord as part of a display linking instruments from the Horniman and the V&A.
The Scott Polar Research Institute, in Cambridge, has acquired one of Captain Scott's "last letters", buying one of his only dispatches still in private hands for £79,000.