Blog Monthly Archives: November 2016

Soprano Helen Bailey, the first recipient of the Buxton Festival Young Artists Bursary, talks about her career and her time at Buxton Festival

Have you always known you wanted to be a singer, or did it develop over time? I’ve always loved singing and had many chances to perform at school but didn’t actually decide to train formally until after my undergraduate degree in English Literature and a year of teacher training; I arrived in London, intending to… Read more »

Apsley Cherry-Garrard and the world’s worst journey

Credit: Eyewitness Accounts with Scott in the Antarctic by Herbert Ponting. The Odditorium: the tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose obsessions changed the world (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016) includes some amazing characters. Some you’ll have heard of, some you probably won’t. All of them have changed the world, although in some cases the wider world… Read more »

BBC #LovetoRead campaign

Back in May, the BBC launched its #LovetoRead campaign to celebrate reading for pleasure and to ignite a national conversation about books and words. Over the summer, the BBC have partnered with a variety of leading literacy organisations to promote the campaign, encouraging us to share our favourite books and what they mean to us,… Read more »