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The Brith Film Fiver – Five British Alien Invasion Films – Which One is Your Favourite?

The idea of extraterrestrial life in fiction goes back as far as the Renaissance, but the idea of an alien invasion originated with H.G. Wells and The War of the Worlds in 1898, though visitors from outer space predate Wells’s novel. ...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on The BFG

I am a huge fan of Roald Dahl’s writings. I’ve reviewed four films based on his novels prior to this, and I hope it’s not the last. Of course, adaptations of Roald Dahl’s books are in fairly short supply. Besides the four films I’veShow More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Launches Business Class Sale

Just a quick note to let you know that British Airways have launched a sale on Business Class fares. The deal is that if you buy a Club World Ticket, you get to bring someone with you at no extra cost. That’s a pretty good deal. Here...Show More Summary

Video: England – A Beginner’s Guide – Humourous Cultural Exploration

This fun video is making the rounds so I thought we’d share it as well. It’s a tongue in cheek guide to all things English, from an English person. It’s filled with cynicism and ‘taking the piss’ as the English would say. It’s fantastic. Language warning. The post Video: England – A Beginner’s Guide – Humourous Cultural Exploration appeared first on

Notes from an English Farm – An Outdoor Life

Spring and early Summer are my favourite times of year here. We get to go outside and enjoy our beautiful countryside again and dust ourselves off after the cold, dark winter months. The birds start singing their hearts out and building nests and the plants and trees go into overdrive. Show More Summary

Dust and Guitars: Nick Lowe’s “The Impossible Bird.”

A recent GQ article started with the words “By his own count, Nick Lowe had three hits in his career as a pop star, and none since Jimmy Carter was president.” For the non-Yanks in the audience, this means he’s gone 35 years without a major hit. Show More Summary

Top Gear: Chris Evans has Quit Relaunched Top Gear After One Series

Well, that didn’t last long. Chris Evans, the new lead host of the relaunched Top Gear has quit after the first series concluded this past weekend. The revamped show suffered from low ratings and a lack of chemistry amongst the new hosts. Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: 5 Things Americans Ask a British Expat About July 4th

It’s that time of year again, folks, when we celebrate America’s birthday. As a Brit living in America, July 4 has offered me no shortage of, shall we say, unique interactions with Americans. Here are 5 Things Americans have asked me about July 4th. The post Lost in the Pond: 5 Things Americans Ask a British Expat About July 4th appeared first on

The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil release music video for “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

Fans of The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil should know about their show Love. It’s currently playing at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, and has recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary. Overall, I’d highly recommend that any Anglophile who winds up in Vegas see the show. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: The Dispatches from England Book is Officially Published Today! Order Now!

Today is an exciting day for us – the Dispatches from England book is now officially published. We now have the book in stock and it’s also available from several major retailers. If you pre-ordered the book, it was shipped several days ago and should be with you soon (check your email for tracking information). Show More Summary

William Hill announces Glastonbury favourites for 2017

Last November, Michael Eavis announced he had already had the headliners for not only 2016’s festival, but also the next festival in 2017, lined up. And now that the festival’s over and I finally got up the nerve to actually write up...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: New Bridget Jones’s Baby Official Trailer

They’ve released a new trailer for the upcoming Bridget Jones movie. I’m really liking the look of this. It looks fun! It will be released in the UK and USA on September 16th. The post Brit Movies: New Bridget Jones’s Baby Official Trailer appeared first on

Down the Pub: British Pub Signs and Their Fascinating History

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, especially outside of British pubs.  Throughout the United Kingdom, pub signs are as much works of art as they are part of the nation’s history and cultural identity.  Pub signs actually date as far back...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Highlights of Glastonbury 2016

For those of you who don’t know, Glastonbury is like Woodstock for Britain, except it happens every single year. Normally, I’d just write an article linking to some news recaps of the best of Glastonbury. I know I covered the last three years that way. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about The Italian Job (The Original One)

Perhaps Michael Caine’s most famous film and one of the best-known caper films in cinema, The Italian Job features Caine as Charlie Crocker, who takes hold of a dangerous plan to steal £4 million.  The film is well known for its useShow More Summary

Led Zeppelin wins “Stairway to Heaven” lawsuit

Finally, after all this time, there’s closure in the “Stairway to Heaven” case. Whether it was the 45 years it took for Randy California and his estate to sue Led Zeppelin or the two years for me waiting for the case to actually come to court. Show More Summary

Glastonbury details its plans for tributes to Lemmy, Bowie, and Prince.

Three major rock legends have died in the past six months. Well, technically more if you count George Martin, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson, Paul Kantner, Maurice White, Lonnie Mack, and Scott Wieland. But, of course, those eight people don’t seem to have official tributes at the Glastonbury Festival lined up this year. Show More Summary

Stunning New Video Shows Britain’s Historic Houses, Castles & Gardens from the Air

The Historic Houses Association, a trade group in Britain that represents Britain’s country houses that are privately owned (as opposed to being owned by the National Trust or English Heritage) have released a stunning new video that shows some of Britain’s most beautiful homes from the air. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Magazine: Broadchurch Country – A Jurassic Coast Drive Along the B3157 in Dorset

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the first issue of the Anglotopia magazine in February. Subscribe today to receive the next issue of our magazine and read about British History, Culture and Travel all in one place....Show More Summary

Reminder: Don’t Forget to Pre-Order Your Copy of the Dispatches from England Book!

The Dispatches from England book is officially ‘done’ and we’re now waiting on our copies from the printer. We’re on schedule to ship by July 1st. If you want a copy, please place your pre-order soon as the $19.99 price goes up to $24.99 on July 1st. Show More Summary

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