1. The Long Room at the Library of Trinity College Dublin
Built in the early 1700s, tourists come from all over the world to see this magnificent library. Located in the heart of Dublin city, its awe-inspiring bookshelves are lined with some of Ireland’s oldest books. You can also peer at the Book of Kells, an illustrated manuscript written around the year 800.
It’s the end of January already! So here’s a round-up of five of my favourites this month.
Notebook: Paperblank Embellished Manuscript, Monet (Water Lillies)
I find having separate notebooks for work, my own writing, and blogging ideas helpful because it means I can refer back to each project easily and everything’s more clearly laid out. As a graduate of a creative writing degree, I love having a decorative Paperblank notebook to expand on ideas and jot down scenes.
London’s West End and New York’s Broadway have become iconic for the quality of their theatre. The Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington is celebrating 40 years of the Olivier Awards and is marking this with a free exhibition called ‘Curtain Up’. Continue reading
Much mystery surrounds the legend that is Shakespeare. We don’t know much about his early life, how he began his career in the theatre, or even whether some of his most iconic creations are really his work at all.
The shadow of his status makes him more myth than man. But maybe that’s part of his appeal. That shroud of secrecy lends itself well to his legacy.