Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seven of the Best #OMGB Cultural Experiences

Bursting with unique cultural experiences, Britain offers awe-inspiring and spine-tingling events to fill the senses. Here are just seven of the many #OMGB amazing moments to enjoy.

 

Watch the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

As you take in the epic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, you’ll be treated to music and entertainment from more than 48 countries. Feel your goosebumps rise as the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper echoes off the castle walls, and enjoy the spectacular fireworks display. Cloaked in ceremony and tradition, 2017’s Tattoo will embrace the colourful theme ‘Splash of Tartan’.

www.edintattoo.co.uk
Location: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Rediscover Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre in London

There is nowhere better to get a sense of what watching Shakespeare’s plays would have been like at the time he wrote them, than at the Globe on London’s South Bank. The original Globe was nearby, but burned down in 1613 during a performance of Henry VIII. Enjoy the atmosphere at the modern-day Globe, take a seat in the circular gallery or stand in the yard, and enjoy one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays in the open-air.

www.shakespearesglobe.com
Location:  London, England

 

Discover the magic of Harry Potter

Immerse yourself fully in the boy wizard Harry Potter’s world at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, with its treasure trove of sets and props used in the filming of the movie series. Step inside the Great Hall, walk along Diagon Alley and enjoy a glass of Harry’s favourite tipple, Butterbeer.

www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
Location:  Warner Bros Studio Tour, Leavesdon near London, England.

 

Celebrate Britishness at the Last Night of the Proms

Walk into the grand Royal Albert Hall to become a part of a longstanding tradition founded in 1895. Hear a wide range of classical music in a season of informal concerts at affordable prices with the BBC Proms from 14 July to 9 September 2017. The eight weeks of concerts culminate in a celebration of Britishness with the famous Last Night performances including BBC Proms in the Park - full of chanting and quirky traditions.

www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms
Location: The Royal Albert Hall, London, England

 

Step in to the birthplace of Britain’s most iconic band

Step into the birthplace of Britain’s most iconic band, The Beatles and explore the Cavern Club - the cradle of British pop music. From jazz to 21st century indie rock, the Cavern Club has nurtured bands from across the eras. But it’s most important sons undoubtedly remain the ‘fab four’. Enjoy live performances from a band recreating the look and sound of The Beatles through the week.

www.cavernclub.org
Location: The Cavern Club, Liverpool, north-west England

 

Watch theatre perched on a cliff top

Make your way down the stone steps and settle in for a performance at the Minack Theatre, carved in to the side of a granite Cornish cliff. Watch Shakespeare or other carefully selected plays performed in front of the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean. If you can tear your eyes away from the performance, enjoy the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. 

www.minack.com
Location: Cornwall, south-west England

 

Travel back in time to Georgian England at the Jane Austen Festival

Be immersed in the ancient city of Bath, as you walk the streets of regency England in this festival scheduled from 8th to 17th September 2017. Be surrounded by elegant dancers at costumed balls, hear Austen’s penned words spoken in the place the author once called home, and don a costume yourself for a promenade around the city. 

www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk
Location: Bath, south-west England