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 .
A book that helped Henry VIII to build his case against the Pope and annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, has been discovered at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock in Cornwall.
From a forensic reconstruction to a Lego re-imagining, the Robert Burns birthplace Museum is investigating the many faces of Scotland's favourite son.
The British Library is marking ten years of its groundbreaking Endangered Archives Programme by making over four million images from endangered archives all over the world available online.
New Place and Nash's House, where William Shakespeare's family lived for 19 years, have been awarded £1.8 million in funding ahead of the 400th anniversary of his death.
The National Library of Scotland will complete its 46-metre Muriel Spark archive, formed by the Edinburgh author's personal hoard, if a high-profile fundraising bid succeeds.
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.