Hobbies & Pastimes

Anatomy of a Masterpiece

In an exclusive series of six, monthly, articles on painting, our art critic Malcolm Storer examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who painted them, and why, when and where they were created.     ========================================================================= I want to begin the series with a work by a painter I […]

Your Chance to Win A mini-break for two in historic York at Grays Court Hotel

Beautiful, historic, York is offering one lucky reader the chance to win *Two nights’ bed and breakfast for Two – with dinner on one evening – at Grays Court Hotel in York. This is the only privately-owned residence in York with direct access to the city walls and is the oldest inhabited house in the […]

Altrincham nursery’s award for effective parent partnerships

Elmscot Day Nursery & Nursery School, Altrincham has been awarded the highly-acclaimed Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA). After much hard work from the team, Elmscot (Altrincham) has gained the award which aims to provide education settings with a framework to deliver effective parent engagement. Having already achieved an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating, this latest accolade is set […]

Castaway Climbing

You may have seen the TV programme which brought both the Outer Hebrides, and Ben Fogle, into the limelight. South of Barra lie the islands of Pabbay and Mingulay, all but forgotten in today’s fast-paced life. A small group of friends and I had the privilege of visiting them in May writes Will Nicholls. Oban’s […]

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