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We’ve pulled together a highlights reel of six September 2018 festivals to look forward to, so that you can note down the dates, grab your tickets and see the summer’s end as an excuse to soak up still more literary, historical and creative entertainment, across the South of England and beyond.Read More
We’ve put together a curated selection of five of our favourite upcoming spring 2018 festivals, so that you can get the dates in the diary, ring a friend, book your tickets and head out for lovely literary, musical or artistic days in special spots across the south of England.Read More
Offering a great combination of country house comfort, some outdoor exercise and a selection of indoor activities depending on your interests, and interest level. HF Holidays could be just the ticket for you. Why not take a look?Read More
Whether you’re at home by choice or design, there’s no shortage of wonderful ways to explore the world from the comfort of your sitting room. Put the kettle on, settle in somewhere cosy and journey across the globe, through the cultural sights of StreetView, with the aid of the screen in front of you.Read More
Prolific art tutor Christine Green teaches at a variety of venues around the country. Here she talks about how her various experiences have brought her to this point, and why paper cutting in particular is so rewarding. Finally she extends an offer to Encorum members.Read More
The 2017 BBC Proms came to an end last month and, like many others, I thoroughly enjoyed going to The Royal Albert Hall for various concerts as well as tuning into BBC Radio 3 in the evenings when at home. One of the concerts I went to featured Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, in D major, played beautifully by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.Read More
Former Head of Music at Marlborough College, Robin Nelson lives in Avebury, one of the beautiful Wiltshire villages set in rolling countryside. I had the delightful opportunity to meet with Robin in August, and hear all about his musical career as well as his passion for birds.Read More
Sitting in the audience of Alison Balsom’s solo show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014, my mind was blown away by her performance of Zlate Okna (Golden Window). Being a stunningly attractive and hugely talented trumpeter with a great sense of humour, Alison has caught the interest and appreciation of audiences worldwide.Read More
Sometimes pottering around a museum or popping out to a talk might seem all to tricky. For days when you simply want to sit tight with a cosy cup of tea, podcasts and videos are the answer. Here are a few Encorum favourites – a flavour of podcasts and videos for lifelong learners who can’t – or won’t – face the wind & rain again.Read More
I find the dawn chorus simply beautiful – no matter where I am. How does Vaughan Williams’ beautiful piece The Lark Ascending grab the listener’s attention?Read More
There’s something very special about curling up with a good book – lifelong learning quietly, from home, and at one’s own pace. We’re keen readers – with an even bigger still-to-read pile – and thought we’d share a few 2017 publication highlights from our reading list with you.Read More
By Encorum team member, Saskia Walker (June 2017) The Pillars of Hercules pub is referred to in ‘A...Read More
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