Glasgow Doors Open Day – Celebrating a Rich Heritage

The Glasgow Doors Open Day is an annual heritage day celebrated in Scotland during the third weekend in September. It is a unique and popular event as it allows the public to explore the finest buildings, streets, parks and architecture of the city. This amazing event takes place throughout Scotland and it is organized by the Scottish Civic Trust.

The Glasgow Doors Open Day began in 1990 and it has since grown in popularity, welcoming many visitors to the city. Its main aim is to showcase Glasgow’s remarkable history and looks to strengthen the pride and awareness among Glaswegians, while also broadening the public perspective of the rich built heritage. So for those who are interested in discovering the beauty of Scotland, Glasgow Doors Open Day is the ideal event for you. The best part is its all free. This outstanding event promotes Glaswegian architecture and attracts a wide audience to this truly beautiful city.

With so much to discover the Glasgow Doors Open Day includes walks, tours, discussions and various other events organized specially for those who come to celebrate the city’s unique heritage. Stunning trips known as “doon the watter” along the waterfront, guided walks across the gorgeous city and the unveiling of the “Glasgow House” are few of the highlights of this breathtaking event.

A visit to this city full of enchanting buildings and ancient structures, will definitely offer a unique insight into its history. This is the perfect opportunity for architecture lovers to explore Glasgow’s most exciting and interesting buildings and soak up some local culture as well.

While you discover this elegant country and its amazing heritage stay at one of the comfy 4 star UK hotels that will offer amazing UK hotel specials as well, helping to make your holiday even more worthwhile. Among the vast array of hotel choices the best option would be a stay at properties belonging to Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK which provide an amazing experience to travellers. This reputed name in the hospitality industry also has a property in the Glasgow city centre, Millennium Hotel Glasgow, which provides easy access to many famous attractions and sites of interest.

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London Literature Festival – Literature brought to the limelight

The event is scheduled to be held between May and July at the South Bank Centre and gathers many celebrated authors, poets and critics and speakers who are well versed in this wonderful art of creative expression and fans can look forward to an excellent combination of events from book readings to speeches to exhibitions that spans throughout a week. The series of five lectures by the celebrated author Claire Tomalin is going to provide much interest to the lovers of old classics as the lectures are going to be based on the works of Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen. Fans of the bestselling authors Barbara Kingsolver, Lioner Shriver, James Salter would need to do much to contain their excitement as their idols are going to be present in person, discussing their work. Yet another highlight of the event will definitely be the prize book reading of the nominees for the Man Booker of the year which includes a reading from the Israeli writer and Holocaust survivor, Apharon Applefeld’s work. The festival will include ten such readings from works of the ‘world’s 10 best writers’ which are all contending for this prize. Giving a slightly different and glamorous touch to the event is the guided tour around London’s famous jewellery garden- Hatton garden by author Rachel Lichtenstein. In addition to the renowned authors, the celebrities joining the discussion on their love of literature will be designer Tom Dixon, actor Rupert Everett and fine artists Cornelia parker and Gavin Turk. A more sentimental touch to the event will be added by the singing of some Pablo Neruda’s love poems by one of the visiting musicians.

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Cardiff Big Weekend – A Musical Festival in Whales

Live music fans all over the world are constantly on the lookout for live musical events and concerts. There are indeed a number of massive festivals and gigs that take place all over the globe to cater to this massive demand for music and entertainment. Amongst these many events one of the more popular festivals is the UK Cardiff Big Weekend which stands out for it featured talent that includes famous musical bands and artistes and much revelry that has made it such a popular audience draw.

The event has taken place every year since 1995 and it is organized by the Cardiff Council. It is known as the country’s largest free music event, thus attracting hundreds of thousands of music lovers and enthusiasts. The celebrations go on for three consecutive days featuring diverse genres of live entertainment. What is more the occasion also features a number of fun events that are celebrated around Cardiff’s Civic Centre. The participants can also look forward to the fireworks display every night that takes place during the closing of the performances offering a spectacular close to the music filled day of performances.

It features not just budding talent, but also established artistes as well as those who have made a name for themselves in the international entrainment scene. It is believed that generally on Friday nights the concert features Welsh bands. For those who take part at the event, they can look forward to not just good music but also a fun filled fairground atmosphere with all the attractions of a fair. Thus it is a popular spot for not just the young but also those who are young at heart looking to have a great time and hear a wide range of musical styles.

Festival participants can make use of the diverse United Kingdom hotel packages on offer by various UK hotels.  Hotel chains such as Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK have a number of attractive offers such as rooms with breakfast, long stay packages and advance booking packages. Even if you are a last minute planner, there are great deals not to be missed.