What’s new at the IKON Gallery Birmingham

Ikon is open Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am – 5pm. Admission is free. For the latest news and events follow @ikongallery on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Ikon Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council. Click here to find out what … more

Win perfume DSquared2 She Wood worth £56 in our competition

DSquared2 She Wood Eau De Parfum is inspired by the strongest, most beautiful and basic of nature’s elements. She Wood is deep, sensual and contemporary. It has top notes of lemon, jasmine petals, neroli bigarade radiate from first scent. While heart notes of violet blossom and leaves, heliotrope, musk which … more

Star Trail – Christmas at the National Gallery – discover the stars in the collection

Celebrate Christmas at the National Gallery in London and discover the stars in the collection. There are a number of events late on the 16th December with a Christmas theme being held at the Gallery – many of which are FREE. Some focus on the collection of paintings featuring religious … more

Rare butterfly gets new home thanks to rail engineers

A team of Network Rail’s orange army have volunteered their time to help create a new habitat for one of the UK’s rarest butterfly at a new site next to a Buckinghamshire railway line to ensure their survival. This communication contains embedded YouTube video. View it on the website. On … more

Friday Focus – lunchtime talks

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s free Friday Focus lunchtime talks cover a wide range of topics relating to the Royal Pump Rooms, the Art Gallery & Museum’s collections and the history of Royal Leamington Spa. The programme of talks runs every Friday at 1pm. On Friday 6 March there … more

Whiteleaf Hill & Whiteleaf Cross – walks and picnic site

A large area of chalk grassland and woodland on top of the Chilterns escarpment with amazing views and archaeological features. Car park, picnic site, waymarked walks. Whiteleaf Hill (and nearby Brush Hill) offer good wheelchair access along firm, level paths through woodland which lead to firm grassy areas with viewpoints. … more

Wycombe Museum

Learn about the history of the Chilterns and High Wycombe – in particular its history as the chair making capital of the world. There are examples of chairs and tools used by ‘bodgers’ in local factories and more modern examples of local factory industries. Entrance is free to see the … more

Dark Age Warwick & the Warrior Queen – FREE exhibition until Jan 2015

Dark Age Warwick & the Warrior Queen Leamington Spa Pump Rooms – until 11 January 2015 www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms Dark Age Warwick & the Warrior Queen, the popular exhibition on show this summer in St Mary’s Church, Warwick, has now moved to Leamington Spa. It is on show in Leamington Spa Art … more

Waddesdon Manor – FREE walks and talks

Take part in a one of many free walks and talks or learn more about the Manor from rolling films. Available during the main opening season, March – October, Wednesday – Sunday Walks Manor Garden Walk A 45 minute tour of the garden highlights and history with a Garden Guide. … more

The Birthplace Christmas Lightshow – FREE event

A spectacular 3D lightshow beamed onto the walls of Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon – accompanied by theatrical performances from Shakespeare Aloud. Show opens on Thursday 27 November at 5.30 pm and repeated again the same day at 6, 6.30 and 7pm. Show runs daily until 14 December at 4.30, 5, … more