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 .
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.
The most famous fictional Londoner has been reinvented and reinterpreted in countless guises over the decades. Rachel Teskey takes a trip back to Victorian London.
In a Museum of London commission, Kasia Wozniak has used a mid-19th century plate technique to take on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Her work, she explains, is a kind of alchemy.
Horace Walpole, Frankenstein, Wallace and Gromit, Jekyll and Hyde and The Wicker Man all feature in the British Library's new exhibition. Rachel Teskey steps into the shadows.
Writer Helen Cross and artist Carol Adlam have recreated the renowned trench magazine in a stylish graphic art book as part of the World War I Centenary. Win it here.
A rarely-seen Matthew Smith portrait of Roald Dahl when he was a young RAF officer during the Second World War has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is about to launch a new exhibition called Remembering the Great War for the First World Centenary - with a little seen painting admired by Wilfred Owen.