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Harry Potter: That Play Coming Out Next Year? It’s Now Officially a Sequel to Harry Potter

Big news in the Potterverse today. We’ve written before about the news that there will be an official Harry Potter play next year in the West End in London. Well, now we know what it’s going to be about. It’s now officially a sequelShow More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE! American Made, British Parts, Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Twist and The Longest Reign Returns!

This week over at Anglotees we have 2 great new designs and another reprint run so people can buy for Christmas. First up is American Made, British Parts – a tribute to those with British Heritage. Next up is Don’t Get Your KnickersShow More Summary

Brit Music: Adele Releases New Song to the World – Listen Here Now

Adele delighted her fans a few days ago by announcing her new Album, 25 – her first in many years. The star’s comeback comes after three years of musical silence. Her last single was the Oscar-winning Bond theme Skyfall in 2012. HerShow More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the British Women’s Suffrage Movement

For the longest time, voting rights in the United Kingdom were limited to landowning men. Even as various ethnic and socioeconomic groups earned the right to vote, by the 19th Century, the right did not extend to women of any class.Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: A Nurse’s Duty by Maggie Hope

A wartime novel telling the story of a young nurse torn between love and duty. Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife or Downton Abbey. Synopsis Following a disastrous marriage to a miner, Karen has devoted herself to a nursing career....Show More Summary

The Fiver: Five British Historical Films Out in 2015 to Watch

The United Kingdom is a nation that is steeped in centuries of history.  Since the advent of moving pictures, films have been one of the premiere methods of bringing that history to life.  Whether fictionally recreating a time period...Show More Summary

A Beatles-signed “Clockwork Orange” petition to be sold online

In 1971, Stanley Kubrick came out with his iconic adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ sci-fi novel A Clockwork Orange. Before this, several plans for other films were floated about, and two actually wound up getting made: one was an adaptation...Show More Summary

Great Britons: The Brontë Sisters – A British Literary Dynasty

The Brontës were a nineteenth-century family who spent their brief lives in the isolated moorlands of Yorkshire. The three sisters are well known as poets and novelists. They originally published under the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, to avoid the prejudice of the time against female writers. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Needs Your Support! Check out Our New 2016 Calendar!

We have a special message today because Anglotopia needs your help. We don’t generally write about the business side of Anglotopia because it’s not something you guys should have to worry about – we’ve always been able to cover our costs. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Digging Into My English Town’s History

One of the things I most enjoy about living in Europe is the love and appreciation of history here. There is a real desire to preserve, remember and reflect on each country and region’s past. It’s obvious to visitors, just in the way that so many buildings are kept up instead of knocked down. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Bond Themed Trip to Britain from Visit Britain – OPEN TO EVERYONE!

The folks over at Visit Britain are offering up the chance to win a Bond themed trip to Britain in honor of the upcoming Bond film Spectre. Special Note: This contest is a worldwide contest open to anyone outside the UK! Here are the...Show More Summary

Man records rap song as a tribute to the women of Liverpool

When I started doing this column, the only exposure I had to British Hip-Hop was Ali G’s godawful attempts at rap and The Kersal Massive. But now, in the three years since I started, I’ve found out that Britain’s actually had a fairly...Show More Summary

Monty Python Uploads Lost Animations From Monty Python and the Holy Grail Onto YouTube

To celebrate the 40th anniversary theatrical re-release of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and the release of the 40th anniversary Blu-Ray, DVD & limited edition castle gift set Monty Python have put together this video of Terry Gilliam’s lost animations from the film. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Royal Tea, Hawker Hurricane and American Born, British at Heart Returns

This week over at we have two beautiful new designs along with a limited reprint run of one of our most popular designs so people can order for Christmas presents. First up is Royal Tea, a new royal themed tribute to Tea by artists Malcolm Watson. Show More Summary

The Fiver: Top Five Most Romantic Ruins in Wales To Visit On Your Next Trip

With its rolling hills and greenery, the Welsh countryside is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Britain. Dotting these hills are long-abandoned castles and churches, some slowly succumbing to the will of nature, while others stand as perfect shells of their former selves. Show More Summary

Queen to release “A Night at the Opera at Hammersmith 1975” concert film.

If you’re still wondering what to get the Queen fan in your life for Christmas, look no further. The band is releasing, for the fortieth anniversary of their album “A Night at the Opera,” and their hit song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one of the concerts they performed for the Night at the Opera Tour that year. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Ralph Vaughan Williams – The English Composer Who Painted the English Countryside with Music

Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer of modern classical music, active during the first half of the twentieth century. His family background included the pottery magnate Josiah Wedgwood and naturalist Charles Darwin. He is generally considered the greatest British composer since Henry Purcell. Show More Summary

Watch Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” video; Theme to “Spectre”

This is long overdue. After nine days where there was no official video for Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On the Wall,” Sam Smith’s VEVO channel finally uploaded a full video for it. View it here: And I think I owe the Sam Smith camp a bit of an apology. Show More Summary

Shakespeare: Things We Stay Today Which We Owe to Shakespeare

This little graphic certainly doesn’t have them all – but it has many of the most famous. So, we thought it fun and worth sharing. Source.   The post Shakespeare: Things We Stay Today Which We Owe to Shakespeare appeared first on

Dispatches from England: An American Tours Buckingham Palace

A perfect example of how naïve I was when I first moved to England 2 1/2 years ago occurred when my family visited Buckingham Palace on our first day trip into London. I hadn’t actually planned to go inside, considering we had two young children with us. Show More Summary

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