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Gustav Mahler: Musician of the month

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.

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Music and nature with Robin Nelson

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.

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Zlate Okno – Alison Balsom: Musician of the month

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.

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Podcasts & Videos to Ponder – Wherever in the World you are

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.

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Our 2017 Reading List: Literary Highlights

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. 

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Explore Cowdray Estate

Situated in Midhurst, West Sussex the magnificent 16,500-acre Cowdray Estate is at the heart of the South Downs National Park and makes for many a fabulous day out.

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A Day In Bath

The Encorum team recently popped to beautiful Bath for a day of culture and creativity. Here’s a...

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