• Art-y Outings: Virginia Woolf’s Writer’s Eden

    Monk’s House sits in the tiny rural village of Rodmell, carefully tucked away behind the rolling Sussex downs. The first time I visited the area, I completely missed this lovely gem. Although there were plenty of other beautiful places to visit, admittedly I was thoroughly disappointed to have missed...
  • Arty Outings: East Side Gallery, Berlin

    At the beginning of February, I had the pleasure of going on the English/Mechanical Engineering Society trip to Berlin. During my time in Berlin, I was overwhelmed by the plethora of art, history and culture before me. Of all these cultural treasures, I found East Side Gallery the most...
  • Arty Outings: Christmas at Chatsworth

    After drowning in deadlines, dissertation preparation and having to think about *shudder* the future all semester, when my friend invited me on a Christmassy outing to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire to see their themed decorations, I downed the books and jumped at the chance. If you’ve ever dreamed of...
  • Arty Outings: The North and South of Christmas Markets

    From bright and sunny Leeds to dark and rainy Bath: you wouldn’t expect it, but I experienced it! Leeds On a cold, but Sun-smiling day in the first week of December, I went to visit a friend from home in Leeds. The Christmas market itself was relatively small, but...
  • Arty Outings: Hathersage

    If you’re looking for something better to do with your weekends than post-Ocean, all-you-can-eat vegetation sessions (as great as they are), you should head up into the Peak District for a day of strolling, pie-eating and a bit of culture. This ‘bit of culture’ can be found in Hathersage,...
  • Arty Outings: Nottingham Castle

    Perhaps Nottingham’s most famous historical spot, Nottingham Castle occupies ‘Castle Hill’ between The Park and the City Centre. It boasts a wide and varied range of permanent exhibitions based on anything and everything, from the history of Nottingham, to Ancient Greece, to fine art from across the ages and...
  • Arty Outings: Amsterdam’s Moco Museum

    During my trip to Amsterdam with friends this summer, I stumbled across a Banksy and Andy Warhol Exhibition at the Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum, situated in Villa Alsberg, in the middle of the Amsterdam Museumplein. My friends and I intended to visit the Van Gogh museum instead, but since...