Poetry Page: August/September

THIS MONTH’S POETRY PAGE looks to celebrate the cultural beauty of the East. Li Bai (also known as Li Bo or Li Taibai), wrote during the High Tang Period (at the beginning of the 8th Century) and is known alongside Du Fu as one of the leading figures in Chinese...

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Family audio tours and activities at the Houses of Parliament this summer

Family audio tours of the Houses of Parliament are a fun way of introducing children to both the fascinating history of this iconic building and to present day political life at Westminster. Younger visitors will enjoy the engaging commentary presented in the style of a ‘live’ news broadcast. During this...

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How to make a real difference

By Jason Butler Most people make some form of charitable donation each year, whether that’s a few coins in a collection tin or substantial gifts of cash and/or assets. If, however, you are like me, you can start to feel what I call ‘charity fatigue’. Once charities think they are...

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Life’s a beach and then…

If you close your eyes you can almost instantly imagine it. It’s the distant laughter of children, the rhythmic breaking of the waves and the soft hiss of the sea as it retreats across the sand; it’s the gentle rustle of the wind flicking the pages of your novel, it’s...

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