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Back from the brink: Bringing new life to the UK’s industrial heritage

Ben Greener
, November 27, 2015 — Culture
Ben Greener, Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Historic Environment Advisor, explains the huge economic potential of industrial buildings and sites across the UK. This week, the Heritage Lottery Fund announced a £2.5million investment in Birmingham’s iconic-but-underused Roundhouse, a major industrial building at the heart of the city’s canal network. Built in the 1870s, the horseshoe-shaped Roundhouse…

146th anniversary of Cutty Sark’s launch

Jessica Lewis
, November 21, 2015 — Uncategorized
On 22 November, Cutty Sark will be celebrating the 146th anniversary of her launch, after far outliving her original life expectancy of 30 years. Commissioned by Scottish ship owner John Willis, Cutty Sark was built in Dumbarton in 1869 by Scott & Linton to be the fastest of the clippers serving the China tea trade. However after just eight voyages to…

London’s Korean Film Festival

, November 2, 2015 — Culture
Korean Film has a long, proud history dating back to the 1930s, however, it has only been in the last 20 years that we have seen Korean cinema truly take its place on the world stage. In the second half of the 20th Century, Korea’s film industry thrived and each year at our Festival we…

What I love about #MyTourismJob

Deirdre Wells
, October 29, 2015 — Culture
On the last Thursday of every month we celebrate the tourism sector across social media using #MyTourismJob. This month, Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive of UKinbound shares why she is passionate about her role in the tourism sector.  We all love a good holiday and there is oodles of research which confirms that not only is…

Battle of Agincourt 600th anniversary

, October 25, 2015 — Culture
Today, 25 October, is the 600th anniversary of Agincourt, Henry V’s victory against the French.Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton discusses the history of the battle and talks about the work of the charity Agincourt 600.  The battle forms part of the Hundred Years War where English kings claimed to be…

Rugby World Cup breaking records as Quarter-Finals approach

Stephen Brown
, October 16, 2015 — Sport
England Rugby 2015 managing director Stephen Brown on staging the biggest event in sport this year. In the last few weeks Rugby World Cup 2015 has captured the imagination of millions of fans around the world, and as the pool stages have now finished, we can reflect on a tournament that has already produced some competitive…