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Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) produced only around 300 paintings in his lifetime. Picasso produced thousands, but then he was famous with a ready market. Mondrian’s distinctive grids of black…

How an autumn retreat can revive you

How an autumn retreat can revive you

“Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our…

Competition Time! A holiday in Aldeburgh could be yours

Competition Time! A holiday in Aldeburgh could be yours

Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast: Win a night’s stay for two   Last year was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. He’d lived in Aldeburgh since 1947 (though…

Bidding to break the silence

Bidding to break the silence

By Amaris Cole In one of the Holy Land’s oldest cities, home to the Tomb of Patriarchs and once the trade hub of the region, lies a long, deserted street.…

Retreats to recharge your faith

Retreats to recharge your faith

The Oxford English Dictionary describes a retreat as ‘a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax’ and ‘a period or place of seclusion for the purposes…

Win a fantastic break in Dorset!

Win a fantastic break in Dorset!

By Graham Gendall Nor ton Britain consortium of individual privately- owned luxur y hotels (the offi- cial hotel par t- ner of the National Trust). It has very much retained…

Fun and fellowship

Fun and fellowship

By Amaris Cole Extreme sport holidays cannot usually boast of sending relaxed and refreshed guests home at the end of the week, but you will soon discover a Richmond Holiday…

Steam your way to our great cathedrals. Win two tickets on the Cathedrals Express

Steam your way to our great cathedrals.  Win two tickets on the Cathedrals Express

Railway travel for pleasure is, from recent experience having much of a revival. I regularly take the train from Paddington to Cornwall. Last year, I encountered a pensioner, whose holiday’s…

Walk where Jesus walked

Walk where Jesus walked

For many Christians it is the ultimate dream; to walk where Jesus walked.  Thousands of pilgrims flock to Israel each year, and despite the well-reported political unrest, the number of…

Going Dutch in Amsterdam…

Going Dutch in Amsterdam…

by Graham Gendall Norton Bismarck is hardly known in our islands for his wicked political wit. A pity: tongue in cheek, he proposed a solution to the thorny Irish Question…

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