Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

  • A Break in the Journey 23 Mar 18

    Chris Ambrose offers some suggestions for three great stopover destinations… Read More

  • Frankenstein's Legacy 23 Mar 18

    The title is a byword for monster, the author was a teenage girl with little formal education, and the story covers science, mythology, philosophy and poetry. I’m talking about Frankenstein, Mary... Read More

  • Time and Rhythm 9 Mar 18

    1. Music Listening: Music is an art form available to almost every human being. Anyone can explore safe and appropriate ways in which music can lift their mood. Indeed, in public places, such as... Read More

  • A Trick of the Light 9 Mar 18

    “When people think of Victorian photography, they sometimes think of stiff, fusty portraits of women in crinoline dresses, and men in bowler hats,” says the National Portrait Gallery’s Head of... Read More

  • There is Only One Ukraine 23 Feb 18

    It doesn’t matter how much Russian you speak, or how fluently. When the polite late-middle-aged lady taking you round the house gestures at the inside of an empty wardrobe, you’re bound to... Read More

  • Brothers In Arms 9 Feb 18

    When Willy Russell read a one-act play as a child ‘about two babies switched at birth’, it planted a seed that became a mighty oak of musical theatre. He went on to write Blood Brothers... Read More

  • The Queen of Hearts 12 Jan 18

    In early 2016, rumours began to circulate of an upcoming Netflix series centred on the life and times of Elizabeth II, created by Peter Morgan, the man who gave the world Helen Mirren’s The Queen... Read More

  • Costa Book Awards 2017/18 29 Dec 17

    The Costa Book Awards are one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prize schemes, with a remit to recognise some of the most enjoyable books of the year. Launched as the Whitbread... Read More

  • Beauty and the Beast at Watersmeet 15 Dec 17

    The festive season really isn’t complete without a dose of panto. It’s a very British institution, as traditional as turkey, mince pies and carols. And Watersmeet’s latest offering, Beauty and... Read More

  • Costa Rica Calling 15 Dec 17

    1. PURA VIDA Following your arrival in Costa Rica, it’s not long until you hear ‘pura vida’ (pronounced poo-rah vee-dah) or read it emblazoned on a t-shirt. Its use is multi-purpose: it’s... Read More

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