#CulturedKids March 2018


Here in the UK, you’d never believe it’s March. The Beast from the East – a Siberian wind which has stormed its way across the continent – has us all in its grip. Compared to some parts of the country, London has got off lightly. But my guest lecture at Regent’s University still had to be cancelled, and school’s closed early. So there’s not been much scope for gallivanting in museums, galleries or the theatre……

Still, warmer weather will  be with us soon. If you’re planning on being in or near London over Easter, do check out my competition to win tickets to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames. It’s sure to be a treat for anyone, Roald Dahl fan or not.

I have an announcement to make, which for me is bittersweet. March will be my last month of co-hosting #CulturedKids. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading and commenting on everyone’s posts, which have opened my eyes to fresh, exciting new things to see and do. But since I set up the linky back in October 2016, my other writing commitments have grown, and unfortunately I can’t give the linky the attention it deserves. So from now on, my delightful co-host, Catherine from Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays will be at the helm. I’ll still be joining in with the monthly link-ups – I want to stay a part of this community – but Catherine will be taking over the #CulturedKids brand.

I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to all the posts for March. My contribution is a feature on Mary Arden’s Farm, where Shakespeare’s mother grew up. Our visit was an enjoyable trip back into Tudor times.

Mary Arden's Farm

Palmer’s Farm, next to Mary Arden’s and part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s estate

My favourites from last month were:

Meet a Real Life Viking, at Vikingar! in Largs, Scotland by Scots 2 Travel. Largs isn’t well-known as a Viking place, but in Vikingar you can learn about how it was critical in Viking/Scottish history.

Olive harvesting in Puglia, Italy by Larger Family Life. This post shows learning in action. Through a family activity like olive-picking, everyone found out more about the history and culture of this Italian region. The beautiful photos made me excited about our own trip to Puglia, in just a couple of weeks.

London Mithraeum by Truly Madly Kids. This new attraction gives an eerie insight into life during Roman times. And it’s completely free.

What have you been up to this month? Have you visited any museums, galleries, historic places or theatre shows? Please do link up your posts in the March linky below. We’ll be looking out for images shared on Instagram using #CulturedKids – and if you’d like an invitation to pin to the #CulturedKids Pinterest Board, let us know (we’ll be pinning any posts with pins there anyway).

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  1. March 2, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Good luck with what you are doing Nell!
    Sorry to see you go xx

  2. March 2, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Good luck with what you are doing Nell!
    Sorry to see you go xx

    • Nell
      March 5, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you, Donna! x

  3. March 2, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Delighted to have been selected as one of your favourites given the great linkys we were up against! Hope you enjoy your stay in Puglia as much as we did.

    • Nell
      March 5, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks. We can’t wait!

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