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Emily Eavis reveals more details about the Variety Bazaar

I know I’ve done a couple pieces about the Eavis family planning another festival, loosely affiliated with the Festival, but at a different place and with a different name. Originally, it was speculated to be just Glastonbury at another site, just on a site that wasn’t under a huge gas pipe. Show More Summary

The Monarchs: George II – The Last of the Warrior Kings

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Anglotopia Print magazine in 2016. Support thoughtful writing about British History and Culture by subscribing to the Anglotopia Magazine (and read these articles when they’re published rather than a year later on Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s take on Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared

I’m not sure where and when I first heard of Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared. I suppose I must have filed it under those Internet memes I could safely ignore. However, last summer, a bit less than a month after the last episode was released, I finally watched it. Show More Summary

Great British Icons: The Wellington Boot – A Brief History of Wellies

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #3 of the Anglotopia Magazine in Summer 2016. Support great thoughtful writing about British History and Culture by subscribing to the Anglotopia magazine. The Wellington Boot was born during the Napoleonic Wars when the Duke of Wellington wanted a more practical boot for his cavalry. Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: The Eaters of Light, Chicago TARDIS Update, The War Master, Alpha Centauri Returns!

With filming of the 2017 Christmas Special now underway, the reality of Peter Capaldi’s departure is setting in. It is really sad, but it is also a time of enthusiasm as the season reaches a crescendo. Despite the fact that it reused...Show More Summary

Telly Steaming: Top Ten Mystery Shows on BritBox to Binge Watch This Weekend (Other Than Morse)

BritBox is an American British television lover’s dream.  For only $6.99 per month, you can get a wealth of BBC and ITV’s programmes streaming to all your favorite devices whether iPhone, iPad, Android or to your TV via Apple TV or Roku. ...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Ten Interesting Facts about Queen (The Band, Not the Monarch)

Formed in 1970, the band Queen is responsible for some of rock’s greatest hits from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Another One Bites the Dust.”  The band has provided some of the most notable arena rock songs such as “We Will Rock You” andShow More Summary

Glastonbury 2017 to attempt the world record for a human peace sign.

Glastonbury is about a week away as I write this, and there’s still some news stories coming out about future attractions. This time, they’re trying to break a world record, this time: “The biggest human peace sign ever.” While the music...Show More Summary

Toasting Tolkien & Lewis: Spending A Day in Oxford – Exploring Oxford’s Literary History

  Editor’s Note: I leave for my studies in Oxford with the English Speaking Union USA 30 days from today and I’m so very excited. So, I thought it would be a good time to share the long article I wrote last year about our visit to Oxford...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer – New Film About The Creation of Winne the Pooh

Now, this looks really good and probably Oscar bait. Goodbye Christopher Robin is a behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. About the film:...Show More Summary

The time David Bowie tried to translate “My Way.”

As I write this, I’m preparing for the big Seu Jorge Life Aquatic David Bowie tribute concert at Ravinia. For those of you who don’t know, this is where Brazilian music star Seu Jorge pays tribute to the master and his biggest US exposure...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: Limited Edition Prints of Beautiful Images of England Now Available

We’re going to try something a little different and offer up beautiful prints of pictures that we taken on our last trip to Britain. We’ve selected the 10 best images we took and are making them available for 1 week only. They will not be offered again. Show More Summary

Liam Gallagher announced to appear at Glastonbury

The Glastonbury Festival has created yet another line-up poster, with a few names added. The full poster can be seen here. Some of the more notable names added to the festival’s lineup include: Mike Massimino, Astronaut on two spaceflights,...Show More Summary

King Arthur on Screen: Top Ten King Arthur Related Films – Which is Your Favourite?

Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, it the latest in a long line of adaptations from Arthurian lore.  A number of literary texts have been credited with the creation of King Arthur’s legend, including the Historia Regum Britanniae...Show More Summary

English Language: “That gadgie’s gannin’ proper radgie, like.” – Understanding the Geordies

The word Geordie refers to both a person who lives in the Tyneside region of North East England and also to the dialect spoken by those living there. Tyneside would be considered as the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, North & South Tyneside,...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Exploring the Life of J.R.R. Tolkien – Creator of Middle Earth

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Anglotopia Magazine in 2016. Support great writing about Britain by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was the unlikely author of the most famous fantasy books of the last century, “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings”. Show More Summary

Brit History: Ten Interesting Facts about Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh is as close to the definition of a Renaissance Man as Britain offered.  While Raleigh is best known as an explorer, he was also a soldier, a politician, writer, spy, poet, courtier, and landed gentry.  Not much isShow More Summary

Great British Buildings – Wales Millennium Centre

Built to celebrate the new millennium and rivaling London’s Barbican Centre, the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff is an arts centre home to theatrical performances, concerts, ballet shows, operas, and more.  The original plan in the...Show More Summary

Great British Icons: The Classic Mini – A Brief History

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Anglotopia Magazine in 2016. Support great writing about Britain by subscribing to the Anglotopia Magazine, a quarterly love letter to England. The Mini was a British car first released in 1959. Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: The Empress Of Mars, New Companion For Big Finish, Class On DVD

After a sluggish crawl to the finish line, the Monks trilogy is now behind us. I thought The Lie Of The Land was a bit muddled and featured a completely useless regeneration tease. Again, Mackie, Lucas a Capaldi were terrific, but their script was a mishmash of unfinished threads and ideas that were a letdown. Show More Summary

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