Hotel-rating Hampton Manor West Midlands

A bedroom at Hampton Manor hotel in Solihull

Hampton Manor is a family run country house set in wooded grounds outside Solihull. Foodies will love Grace & Savor, the hotel’s “immersive foodie experience” tucked away on-site. Set in their own courtyard kingdom, its five sensual suites have a wellness-spa vibe — simple but chic. Dinner, however, is the main event: chef David Taylor … Read more

Art Industry News: A purple, diamond-dusted image of Queen Elizabeth II breaks a record for Andy Warhol Prints + Other Stories

Art Industry News: A purple, diamond-dusted image of Queen Elizabeth II breaks a record for Andy Warhol Prints + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, November 29th. MUST READ London Museum Returns Benin Bronzes to Nigeria – Six artifacts from the 72 Benin works in the Horniman Museum collection will be repatriated to … Read more

Irish fanzine culture is well represented at the Shandon Street event

Irish fanzine culture is well represented at the Shandon Street event

Cork is a city with a history of fanzines, the homegrown letters with counterculture roots and self-publishing – check out the importance of zines to Leeside music, football and left-wing politics in the 80’s and 90’s. Its heyday may be over, but it’s a scene that still survives, as underscored by Cork Zine Fest, founded … Read more

The Lightwaves arts festival is designed to light up Salford Quays and MediaCity

The Lightwaves arts festival is designed to light up Salford Quays and MediaCity

The trail of dramatic light installations that visitors can circumnavigate after dark is back for the ninth year. The spectacular Lightwaves festival, which sets up a trail of dramatically lit artwork around Salford Quays and MediaCity, returns. Visitors can enjoy the stunning light show and installations after dark for four days in early December, with … Read more

Puttin’ on the Ritz and Improving the Wellbeing of Older Adults through Virtual Musical Theater | Queen’s newspaper

Puttin' on the Ritz and Improving the Wellbeing of Older Adults through Virtual Musical Theater |  Queen's newspaper

More than half of Canadians between the ages of 64 and 74 have increased their participation in online activities during the pandemic. Digital programs and virtual interactions, initially seen as stopgap measures in the first waves of the pandemic, can now be an important part of supporting the health and well-being of many people – … Read more

A new report on art trade commissioned by France’s culture ministry says its museums need to tighten acquisition policies to preserve the country’s cultural influence

A new report on art trade commissioned by France's culture ministry says its museums need to tighten acquisition policies to preserve the country's cultural influence

The French Ministry of Culture has published a detailed report advising French museums on how to avoid acquiring traded works of art. The report, published on November 21, argued that the country’s reputation and cultural influence are at stake, especially in a busy international art market where competition – particularly from its Anglo-Saxon neighbors – … Read more