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 .
Inspired by a recent discovery at New York Public Library, librarians in Dundee found index cards of some of the questions asked by the public 70 years ago. Knickers and knickerbockers feature.
A scrap of paper found by chance at the huge archive of Benjamin Britten, in Aldeburgh, could represent the moment when the composer found inspiration for the famous choral work.
Charles Dickens described "affectionately patting" his "old acquaintance" - a sign which guarded a shop in London's bustling shopping quarter 150 years ago.
From a note left by Jane Austen to the dirty doodles left in some of our most priceless tomes, here's our top ten of the most popular literary history stories on Culture24.org.uk during 2014.
The house that inspired JM Barrie to pen the children's novel Peter Pan has received a £1.8 million Lottery grant, which will see it transformed into a children's literature centre.
A court record unearthed in a London archive details George Orwell's 1931 conviction for being ‘drunk and incapable’ and lends foundation to the lore surrounding Orwell’s truthfulness as a......
Susie Parr teams up with Multistory in Sandwell to produce nine essays about allotments in the Black Country. The writer tells us more.
A notebook described as "very precious" by Arthur Conan Doyle's son, used when the author practised medicine in Southsea during the 1880s, is revealed by the Museum of London.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch says he wants his Paddington Bear statue, set at the Museum of London in a trail of celebrity designs, to learn "the finer art of acting".
6 Music will present a fortnight devoted to libraries next month, including a tour of Manchester's oldest libraries with the Elbow singer and the British Library's first ever live radio show.
Chorleywood Literary Festival returns to the idyllic Hertfordshire countryside for the ninth year running between November 10 - 6.
Recreations of his Greenwich Village bohemia, art inspired by his birthplace and a chance to see the bedroom he once called smelly - here are five places to meet Dylan Thomas.
A sordid pencil sketch of an amorous couple, found at the bottom of the page of a gentleman's guide from more than 500 years ago, is revealed in a new exhibition.