Culture vultures take flight to Britain

Friday 15 October 2021
Stratford-upon-Avon, hometown of William Shakespeare

Whatever your taste – from Shakespeare to West End Shows, classical music to rock, literature to art, one of the best parts of any visit to the UK is sampling its varied culture. 

Thanks to the major new artistic initiative the UK/Australia Season, highlights of British arts, theatre, music, dance and more have been playing Down Under this year. But if that has fuelled your desire for more, now travel is restarting, Britain has so many cultural experiences on the menu for 2022 it’s time to make that long-awaited next visit to the UK the ultimate culture trip. 

Binge on the Bard, with a trip to Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, experience the new Shakespeare Northern playhouse opening in Manchester in 2022 or take a tour around his fascinating birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

Enjoy a musical buffet of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall as the ‘nation’s village hall’ celebrates its 150th anniversary or the concert that’s been 40 years in the making, Abba Voyage, where the stars will be virtually performing at the custom-built arena at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Sample something and somewhere new at the Birmingham 2022 Festival, running alongside the Commonwealth Games, or Coventry’s City of Culture programme, then order up an old favourite like Cezanne at the Tate Modern, Raphael at The National Gallery or Beatrix Potter at the V&A.

Get lost in Austen and other famous British novelists at one of the country’s famous literary festivals, like Bath, Hay-on-Wye, Cheltenham and Edinburgh.

Then polish it all off with a futuristic creation worthy of Heston Blumenthal, in the form of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK. This features 10 ground-breaking projects by creative minds drawn from the worlds of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), creating exciting new collaborations, which will be open to the public. Expect immersive technology, experiments in astrophysics, environmental science and shared history installations.

For more information contact:

Kristen Angus