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 .
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.
Curated by his daughter and named after the war hero and photographer's favourite phrase, Living Dangerously is about to showcase Terence Spencer's remarkable career.
Some of the world's most valuable handwritten documents relating to the life of William Shakespeare have been recognised for their importance by UNESCO.
See pictures from the earliest days of the festival, when The Kinks headlined and tickets cost £1, to Glastonbury's modern-day standing as one of Britain's grandest annual events.
A book of poems by Lord Byron is offering curators and visitors at the People's History Museum in Manchester a tangible link to the life of deported Chartist William Cuffay.
Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis says his "crazy hippy trip" will find a natural home at the V&A after agreeing to create an archive of the 44-year-old British institution.
Two rare copies of the Magna Carta are to be restored and displayed in 2015 to coincide with the 800th anniversary of its signing by King John at Runnymede.
The Museum of Science & Industry has just launched a new online game, #HookedOnMusic, developed to explore the science behind what makes a musical hook.
The private world of Cecil Beaton is the subject of a new exhibition at Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum with photographs and interiors form his Wiltshire houses.
A rare piece of handwritten text from 1814, in which Jane Austen makes comments in relation to her brother’s sermons, has been revealed for the first time in more than 120 years.