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The Queen was crowned 67 years ago in a deeply religious ceremony in Westminster...

The Queen’s 67th Coronation Anniversary in pictures

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic actresses of all time – her...

The best of Marilyn Monroe

Get into the mood for the long days of sunshine ahead with our summertime...

Summertime Songs Playlist

Race through the latest John Grisham, and enjoy Lily King’s new study of a...

5 new books to read in lockdown
The best of Stevie Wonder

American Motown singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated musicians...

Don’t Let the Music Stop!

Everyday life has changed quite dramatically. We are all trying to adjust to the...

Stay connected with the UK’s leading Arts Education Charity

The Arts Society Connected is a new digital platform being launched by The Arts...

Words and phrases coined by William Shakespeare

English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer in the...

5 of the best book to TV adaptations

Obviously, this list has to include Colin Firth as Mr Darcy in Pride and...

Stream the National Theatre free every Thursday

As part of its NT Live programme, the National Theatre is opening its amazing...

Could classical music be the soothing tonic you need right now?

I can’t really tell Bach from Beethoven. I’ve no handle on facts about Handel...

Silversurfers Book Club Spring 2020

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

Podcasts – why not tune in?

Lots of people have started to listen to podcasts, the radio-style shows you can...

World Theatre Day: 5 theatres and drama sites streaming shows straight into your living room

All the world’s a stage… internet connection allowing. Today is World Theatre Day, but...

The best of Diana Ross

With a career spanning over five decades, at the age of 76 Diana Ross...

The British Invasion Quiz

In the 1960s the British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon; British rock groups were...

Brilliant box sets to get stuck into this spring

Social distancing measures mean all over the country we’re spending perhaps more time than...

Elton John’s Greatest Hits Playlist

Sir Elton John is one of the most enduring musicians of all time; his...

Songs about Mum for Mothering Sunday

It’s Mothering Sunday tomorrow – a special day to celebrate and pay tribute to...

Feel Good Spring Playlist

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the promise of longer...

A new series begins tonight – Belgravia

A new period drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes beings tonight on ITV...

The best of Liza Minnelli

On 12th March iconic American singer and actress Liza Minnelli turns 74 years old....

Kate Ellis shares her country-folk music

Kate Ellis is an Americana singer /songwriter born in Louisiana, raised in New York...

Elizabeth Taylor’s most memorable movie roles

Screen siren Elizabeth Taylor is the epitome of Hollywood glamour; at the height of...

Family ties unravel in riveting thriller Flesh and Blood

Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis and Russell Tovey star in a new family drama for...

Songs About Love – Our Silversurfers Valentine’s Day Playlist

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day – what better way to celebrate...

Epic Love Songs Playlist

We’ve made a playlist of some of the best love songs through the years,...

In pictures: Screen star Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas, synonymous with the golden age of cinema, has died aged 103. Fellow...

Oprah’s most inspiring moments

Oprah Winfrey is a cultural powerhouse – through her television show was most popular...

Silversurfers Book Club Winter 2020

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

The best vegetarian and vegan cookbooks

As vegetarian and vegan lifestyles become more popular, more people are realising that a...

New Year, new books: What will you be reading in 2020?

As we turn over a new page for 2020, what will you be reading?...

Religious Christmas Songs Playlist

Celebrate Christmas this year with these classic religious Christmas songs. Whether spending Christmas with...

Our Favourite Christmas Songs Playlist

Whether you’re wrapping presents, trimming the tree or adding the finishing touches to a...

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