The latest “Meet the Author event” attended by the City Adventurers were different to most. The guest author was Nuzo Onoh who is a Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Rather than taking about her latest book – “A Dance for the Dead” – she spoke about Ancestor Veneration in Black Communities.… More Ancestor Veneration in Black Communities with Nuzo Onoh
Guest Blog by Ian Thirkettle Following on from the last blog about multiple “right” answers……. At a recent quiz night, we had the question; How many counties are there in England? So, we sat there and drew a vague map of England and started putting in circles for each county. We got to thirty quite… More How many counties are there in England?
The City Adventurers headed to London Charring Cross for the 9.30am train to Tunbridge Wells. It was a pleasant journey of about an hour into Kent. The Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre We dropped off our overnight bags just around the corner and headed to The Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre for a tour of… More Royal Tunbridge Wells
Do you ever long for a bit of adventure in your life? Are you looking for somewhere or something to explore? Or maybe you love solving things, such as puzzles and word games, or pulling all the clues together and solving a problem Well, you are not alone. Join the City Adventurers and share experiences,… More Satisfy your inner Indiana Jones or Miss Marple and become a City Adventurer
Back in the 1980’s graffiti was seen as a problem in some areas, while others saw it as a way of brighten up the area. In Brixton, the council began commissioning street art and the London Mural Preservation Society became charged with maintaining it. Some art was by international street artists, while others was by… More Brixton Street Art
I’m finally ready to launch the social group “City Adventurers” and will be blogging about our adventures on the alternative website https://cityadventurers.wordpress.com/ as well as here. Please visit us and subscribe to my blogs.
Located near Dorchester is Athelhampton House and Gardens. The house is one of England’s finest Tudor Manor Houses, with the Great Hall, built in 1485, an excellent example of early Tudor architecture. The house contains a collection of English furniture from the Jacobean to Victorian times. Upstairs, the west wing houses a gallery of artwork by the Russian artist… More Athelhampton House and Gardens
A short walk from Kew Bridge station brought us to the former Kew Bridge Waterworks that now houses the London Museum of Water & Steam. The Kew Bridge Works started supplying water to London in 1838, when the Grand Junction Water Works Company moved its operations to Kew Bridge from Chelsea. The beam… More London Museum of Water & Steam
A train ride to Kew Bridge, followed by a short walk and we arrived at The Musical Museum. I was surprised to find it located in a modern building as I thought it was housed in a church hall. It turns out the museum used to be housed in the former St George’s Church. Frank Holland, who founded the museum,… More The Musical Museum
Air pollution causes 1 in 9 deaths worldwide Air pollution is “the new tobacco…” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General The World Health Organisation states that air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide every year. WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Air pollution… More Air pollution is “the new tobacco…”