London: My New Home

Bisi Alimi is a human rights activist. In 2004 he became the first Nigerian to openly declare his sexuality on national television. After increased threats to his life he moved to London, where he was granted asylum in 2008. Bisi is one of the sitters for Historic England’s I am London exhibition. His is the first in a series of guest blogs published throughout the exhibition. 11 July to 4 September 2016 FREE, 10am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday Central Saint Martins, UALRead more

8 Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Heritage Lovers

We’ve picked a selection of our favourite heritage gifts for those with a passion for the past.Read more

Pharaohs & sphinxes from Lancaster to Penzance: ‘Egypt in England’, the new exhibition at Wellington Arch

This exhibition does what it says on the tin, really. It’s about Egypt – in England. So, what does that involve? Well, it includes: an Ancient Egyptian god with a power drill; sheep grazing on the roof of a linen mill; a Victorian Earl called Black Jack, allegedly a member of the Hellfire Club, who is buried with his mistress (who he eloped with) in an Egyptian style tomb; the man called ‘The Shakespeare of the Sawdust’ with a graveRead more