Literary Attractions a Holiday Draw for Brits

Tweet To mark the 20th anniversary of World Book Day on 2nd March, 2017, new research from VisitEngland shows that more than half of British holidaymakers would visit a literary attraction on holiday in England. Findings also show that one … Continue reading →

The Hardy Way walking tour, Dorset/Wiltshire

Tweet1 April – 31 October 2017 Inntravel’s new walking tour, The Hardy Way, follows the footsteps of Thomas Hardy characters along Britain’s first literature-themed long-distance path. Inntravel collaborated with Margaret Marande, author of The Hardy Way – A 19th-century Pilgrimage, … Continue reading →

Emirates World Book Day Competition in Celebration of the Launch of Its First Children

Tweet Competition celebrates children dressing as their favourite storybook characters and is part of the Emirates Flight Time Stories programme Emirates has announced a competition in aid of World Book Day, giving young bookworms the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading →

Great Lakes USA Celebrates World Book Day 2017

Tweet World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, … Continue reading →

125th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes short story

TweetThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Scottish author and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was published in 1892. Now a popular TV series, London is almost a character in itself in the Sherlock stories and it’s hard to imagine the … Continue reading →

Penzance to Host Cornish Language Festival, the Kernewek Festival

Tweet The 9-day festival bonanza created to celebrate the uniqueness of Cornish language, culture and heritage will take place at The Acorn Theatre in Penzance, the arts and entertainment heart of the city. Organised by Cornish Quest, a small charity … Continue reading →

Gripping Yarns for Storyfest at the Eden Project This February Half-Term

Tweet The wonderful world of children’s books will be celebrated at the Eden Project with StoryFest this February half-term (February 11 to 19). The whole family can enjoy daily shows from the Imagination Seekers, a mischievous and inventive theatrical experience … Continue reading →

What’s Hot in England 2017

TweetFrom landmark literary anniversaries to major new attractions showcasing the best of British innovation, there is no shortage of inspiration to holiday at home in 2017. Here, VisitEngland rounds up a selection of the country’s hotspots for the coming year. … Continue reading →

Athens UNESCO World Book Capital for 2018

TweetGreece’s capital city has been named the UNESCO ‘World Book Capital’ for 2018. Athens was chosen because of its proposed activities in support of the entire book industry including meetings with writers, translators and illustrators, concerts, thematic exhibitions, poetry readings … Continue reading →