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Kate Bush to release live album of “Before the Dawn.”

A couple years ago, I detailed Kate Bush’s live comeback show Before the Dawn. And, while I didn’t make it to the Hammersmith Apollo to see it, I do think I did a fairly decent job at reconstructing it with my post about it. But, of course, I am well aware that it was no […] The post Kate Bush to release live album of “Before the Dawn.” appeared first on

Video: How to spot a Georgian townhouse

Georgian townhouses fill the streets of central London, particularly in areas like Soho (and elsewhere throughout Britain). But what are their defining features? And where did architects of the era draw their inspiration from? Find out in this informative short video. The post Video: How to spot a Georgian townhouse appeared first on

Great British Icons: The Routemaster – London’s Iconic Big Red Bus – A History

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of the Anglotopia Magazine (now sold out). Be sure to reserve the next copy of the Anglotopia magazine so you don’t miss out!  The Routemaster bus ran throughout London for the second half of the 20th century. Show More Summary

The Rolling Stones to release “Havana Moon” concert film on DVD and Blu-Ray

On March 25, The Rolling Stones topped off their Latin America tour with a stop in Havana. This was actually a major deal, and I’m kind of surprised that I didn’t mention it earlier. They played an open-air concert that had somewhere...Show More Summary

World’s First Computer Music restored: Alan Turing says “Good Show”

One aspect of Britain’s music I rarely touch upon is its electronic music. Between acts like The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, and Portishead, Britain has turned out some of the best electronic music ever. But what many people don’t know is that the first recording of computer music actually comes from Blighty. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: The Crown New Official Trailer

Netflix has released a stunning new trailer for The Crown, it’s new original drama about the early days of the reign of Elizabeth II. They’ve spent a lot of money on this (a reported $150 million dollars) and it shows. This looks fantastic. Show More Summary

‘Tis Proper: A Look at the World of Poldark as it Returns to TV Screens for Series 2

By Janna Wong Healy Last summer, I was innocently going about my day, unconcerned about the late 1700s, unknowledgeable about life in Cornwall, without a care in the world about mining, broken engagements or pilchards. And then came “Poldark”…and my whole life changed. Show More Summary

Oasis documentary “Supersonic” – Playing one night only for some reason!

A documentary about the formative years of Oasis has been in the works for over a year, and it’s finally on the cusp of release. Over a month ago, Liam Gallagher shared his thoughts on the trailer on Twitter, saying: “Just seen the trailer...Show More Summary

Brit Products: Reviewing the Quaintly & Co Monthly Box

When Quaintly & Co approached us about working together, I knew immediately that they had a great business idea. So good, I wish we’d thought of it! For those that don’t know Quaintly & Co is a new British company offering a monthly subscription box, each filled with quality goods, all made in Britain. Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years

I have been waiting for this project to finally come into being for years. Mere months after I joined this site, I wrote an article about the hunt by Apple Corps to unearth new footage of the Beatles in concert. Even before then, I was...Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Apples and Blackberries

It’s official now, Autumn has arrived because the Swallows have left our farm. There were a couple of stragglers the other day that I saw flying over the lake, but even they’ve gone now. No more chattering on the telegraph wires andShow More Summary

The Beatles being sued over Shea Stadium concert footage

As I write this, we are on the verge of the release of what will apparently be the definitive Beatles concert film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years. On Thursday, it will be released in the UK, Friday in the US, and, starting on Sunday, it will stream on Hulu. Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: The Biggest Difference Between Britain and America – Video

In the latest episode from Lost in the Pond, your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, outlines what he thinks is the biggest difference between Britain and America. Is it the language, is it the food, or is it something else entirely?...Show More Summary

Glastonbury 2017 ticket information, with updates on Longleat festival.

A few months ago, I stated that the Eavis family were planning on organising another festival at Longleat, due to many concerns about the current site, between the fact that Worthy Farm lies just under a gas pipe that authorities fear...Show More Summary

Telly Drama: Great British Bake Off to Leave the BBC and Lose Two Hosts – Fans Are Inconsolable

There is great drama going on in the British TV world and I don’t mean the actual shows like Poldark (and the new series 2 currently airing in the UK is SOOOOOO good). No, I mean drama behind the scenes. For the last few years, The Great...Show More Summary

Great British Houses: The Legendary St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of the Anglotopia Magazine (now sold out). Be sure to reserve the next copy of the Anglotopia magazine so you don’t miss out!  St Michael’s Mount, a stunning former...Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about the 1969 Battle of Britain Film

The Battle of Britain was one of the most decisive conflicts of World War II, an area gladiator match between the Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe over the skies of the United Kingdom.  Guy Hamilton’s film came along in 1969Show More Summary

Brit Music: David Bowie Estate to release his last recordings on “Lazarus” cast recording

Contrary to what one might expect, Blackstar was actually not David Bowie’s last artistic statement. You see, after finishing Blackstar, but before finally giving up the ghost, he recorded a few other songs, to be used in a musical version of his first film role: The Man Who Fell to Earth. Show More Summary

Brit Book Corner: The Cotswold House, Winston Churchill Reporting and Local Eats London

Here’s a roundup of British books we’ve reviewed recently that originally appeared in issue #2 of the Anglotopia Magazine (now sold out). Every issue of the Anglotopia magazine will feature Brit Book Corner where we weigh in on the latest books about Britain. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury

It looks like Freddie Mercury officially has a permanent place in the firmament, as Brian May has officially announced that an asteroid has been named after his former Queen bandmate. Asteroid 17473 was discovered in 1991. Perceptive readers may note that this is the same year Mercury died. Show More Summary

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