Harry over at Arcadia Publishing takes us on a virtual tour around some of the world's literary hotspots.
Tohoku might be thought of as the equivalent of England’s Midlands or perhaps part of the American Midwest. For many it is an unknown area, neglected by those entranced by Tokyo’s urban glamour or by Kyoto’s quaint antiquity. Nonetheless, as with England and America, it is in the heartland where the soul of the nation … Continue reading Japanese Festivals Light Up Summer Nights
Clive La Pensee witnesses Heidi Hetzer's homecoming in Berlin
Clive La Pensee samples a few of the delights of Hulll, City of Culture 2017.
Battling winter flu, intrepid travellers, Jo and Ali head to Northern Finland to spend time in the Arctic wilderness, way above the Arctic Circle. Part one.
Here is a thought! In the age of the steam train, as much coal was used carrying coal to railway depots around the country to power steam trains as was burnt by industrial and domestic users. Once the age of steam was done, there were vast areas of redundant railway sidings. Most were built on, … Continue reading Art, Technology Versus Nature
The Ephraim Palace in Berlin dedicates its exhibitions to Berlin events and history. Their current collection is about important Berlin women, who shaped our modern world. They were women a hundred years ahead of their time and they had to deal with prejudice and mockery. Most were active in the latter decades of the nineteenth … Continue reading Amazing Women
The Thursday Club, hosted by Sandy Bailey, is a group of bibliophiles who regularly attend book launches at the Buitenverwagting Wine Farm in Constantia to enjoy delicious food, wonderful wines and to have the honour of meeting authors up close and personal. I have had the pleasure of attending the last three of these launches … Continue reading Constantia And It’s Neighbours by Dr Helen Robinson