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Arts & Culture Round-up: He’s behind you, oh no he isn’t!

Happy New Year to each and every one of you, I hope you all had a relaxing, fun filled Christmas and New Year, what an amazing Round-up I have for you to kickstart 2017! This one is all about the Pantomimes and Christmas Shows, and there were certainly lots to include. One of the signs […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Remember, remember, fun in November

Winter is definitely on it’s way, with some parts of the UK already seeing the white stuff, it can only mean one thing, less than a month until Christmas! Last week I packed away the summer hats (much later than most years) and replaced them with woolly ones, the gloves are tucked up in the […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: The nights are drawing in

This month has been an amazing time for Arts & Culture, right here in the UK, so I feel very privileged to take over the reins from Nell as Round-up editor. I have discovered so many amazing places to visit or shows to see, with the clocks going back, it means the nights are drawing […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Europe

Unless you’ve been marooned on an island, you’ll know that on 23 June, a small majority of British citizens voted to leave the EU. The decision shook the UK to its foundations, and has thrown up sharp divisions in the country. I’ve always felt lucky to be able to travel freely across Europe, and visit […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: The retrospective edition

The past month has been full of nostalgia and retrospection. Perhaps it’s something to do with all the public figures we’ve lost recently. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, Victoria Wood, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels, Prince….maybe you don’t feel a pang of loss at the mention of every single one of these names. But the […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: The days are dashing away

Haven’t the last couple of months flown by? I wasn’t able to post a round-up for March as I was ill with the flu, but World Book Day only seems five minutes ago. As ever, there were tons of posts about books, costumes and the love of literature, by the likes of Mummy’s Little Blog, […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Sheltering from the storms

Did you know there are over 300 museums and art galleries in London? And did you know that Team Honk are calling for people to #passtheproud, and sign themselves up for a physical challenge to raise money for Sport Relief this March? Well, I put these two facts together and have decided to do a […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Festive shows part 2

Welcome back, culture lovers. This is part two of the yuletide arts & culture round-up: festive shows. I put together a similar round-up for BritMums last year, and I’ve been astonished at how many more people are blogging about shows this Christmas. Perhaps our love of pantos is on the rise. Or maybe theatres are […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Festive shows part 1

The Christmas lights are hotting up. There’s a whiff of greasepaint in the air. Festive silliness is beginning to infect everyone, young and old (have you seen some of those Christmas jumpers??) It’s Pantomime season! I’m devoting December and January’s round-ups to Christmas shows. There’s so much on offer at this time of year, to […]

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Arts & Culture: Winter warmers

It’s Christmas! Ok, it’s only November. But I’ve already spotted two houses on our street with their decorations on display. And at the Pigeon Pair and Me we’ve been getting excited about Christmas family theatre for at least a month. If you’re looking for inspiration in the London area, why not check out our nine […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Summer and beyond

So – how was your summer? Full of sun-filled, outdoorsy days, building sandcastles with the youngsters? Or did you catch a bit of culture on the side, and visit the theatre, cinema or museum? In this month’s Arts & Culture round-up, I’ve included posts bringing us up to date with the Summer activities of some […]

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Arts and Culture Round-up: Bloggers’ Summer suggestions

Are you ready for the Summer holidays? Are you?? We still have a fair bit of planning to do.  Not to mention all the deadlines that need to be met, before school is out and this freelancer goes nocturnal (ie caffeine-fuelled computer sessions at dead of night, after a day of entertaining the children. Sound […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Celebrating our treasures

St George’s Day was at the end of last month. I spotted a few posts dedicated to the love of English culture, including this one by Penny on Wayfair, and was inspired: why not dedicate this month’s arts & culture round-up to England, and its treasures? A traditional way to celebrate the arrival of warmer […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Bounding into Spring

Boing, boing… Is that the sound of Spring lambs gambolling in the fields? Or Easter eggs bouncing off lawns, in all those rolling contests? Either way, as well as sprightly sounds, the holiday season has kick-started some zestful theatre-going among bloggers. Hatty Daze and her children joined in with the energetic Adventures with Sam at […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: World Book Day special

World Book Day. Has it become yet another marker to test whether we are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ parents? This year, Brummy Mummy of 2 agonised over the ‘first world’ problem she has. Crafting – and making fancy costumes for her children – don’t feature in her repertoire of Mummy skills. And on the Guardian’s blog, […]

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Arts & Culture round-up: The cruellest month

TS Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month. But I reckon the toughest weeks of the year lie in February. Cold, dark and gloomy, with the Christmas festivities a dim and distant memory. And author Jay McInerney happens to agree. So there. Everything feels a bit deflated on the arts and culture front this […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: It’s behind you!

Wow. December and January have been the busiest months for blogging about the arts. Tons of you have managed to fit in trips to the theatre, cinema and museums. I’ve read so many posts about these Christmas treats, that I’m already dying for next year to come around…. First up, it’s Panto. What would Yuletide […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: What’s in your Christmas stocking?

Sigh….I’ve been thinking a lot about Benedict Cumberbatch recently. Those leonine good looks, that well-balanced voice, his piercing, intelligent eyes….since hearing him dramatise Kafka’s Metamorphosis on Radio 4, he’s been on my Christmas stocking wish-list. Imagine waking up on Christmas Day, to find him at the foot of your bed, reciting Shakespeare’s sonnets……. Perhaps there […]

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