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Culture: Bloomsday

08/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Bloomsday is a celebration of the life and works of James Joyce which takes place every year on June  in Dublin and cities around the world. The day is...

Culture: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

27/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
In 1886 R.L. Stevenson had a dream which inspired his famous story The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The story tells how Henry Jekyll, a successful...

Culture: The importance of Shakespeare today

09/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets and he is still the most studied and performed writer ever. In fact he is more popular today than he has been...

Culture: Children’s fantasy stories

08/03/2018 by Victoria Heward
Nowadays, when we think of fantasy we probably think of blockbuster film sagas full of elves, wizards and incredible special effects. Bookshops and cinemas...

Culture: What a Character!

05/02/2018 by Victoria Heward
Dickens’ characters are so famous and well-loved that somebody once said they are more real than most real human beings. One of the best known is the...

Culture: Winter in Oscar Wilde

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
Oscar Wilde’s plays for the theatre are very funny but his beautiful short stories are delicate, dramatic and almost poetic. His descriptions of nature...