Oktoberfest Facts

The beginning of the first Oktoberfest took place on 12th October 1810 in … [Read more...]

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is considered to be a marketing ploy for online retailers to … [Read more...]

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is the biggest shopping bonanza to be held in the run up to … [Read more...]

What is a Sonnet?

A sonnet is a form of poetic writing.  A sonnet has fourteen lines (in … [Read more...]

When was the Royal Academy of Arts founded?

The Royal Academy of Arts was founded in 1768 by George III after talks … [Read more...]

Why was Pablo Picasso so remarkable?

To start with at the age of ten Pablo Picasso was a mature painter,  and he … [Read more...]

What is the Talmud?

The Talmud is an assemblage of writing which incorporate the works of … [Read more...]

What is Lithography?

Lithography is a form of printing based on the principle that oil and water … [Read more...]

What is a Totem Pole?

A totem pole is the American Indian word for guardian spirit.   It is an … [Read more...]

Who was Rodin?

Rodin was a French Impressionist sculptor.  He had new ideas to the usual … [Read more...]

What were the van Meegeren forgeries?

A Dutch artist named Hans van Meegeren believed he could paint as well as … [Read more...]

Who was El Greco?

El Greco was a Greek born painter called Domenikos Theotocopoulos, who was … [Read more...]

Landmarks in Britain

Britain can boast a whole array of fascinating and historical landmarks, … [Read more...]

Chinese New Year Facts

The Chinese enjoy a New Year all of their own.  It begins when the first … [Read more...]

The Day of the Dead

The day of the dead is a tradition which is held in Mexico on the 1st and … [Read more...]