Cultural Information United Kingdom

Official Travel Website

www.visitbritain.com

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Federal Travel Website

travel.state.gov

Common Cuisine

  • Curry
  • Yorkshire pudding and Roast Beef
  • Cottage pie
  • Fish and chips
  • Bangers and Mash

 

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Television and Films

  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Gogglebox
  • Sherlock
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Paddington
  • Skyfall

Recommended Readings

  • In Search of England  by H. V. Morton
  • Notes from a Small Island  by Bill Bryson
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Who's Who?

Sir David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the face and voice of natural history programs has endured for 60 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. His sensational TV series that have taught a whole generation more about the planet and the life forms that occupy it than any textbook could ever come close to doing.

Jessica Ennis-Hill is a now retired track and field athlete who won the hearts of the British public after her fantastic display at the London 2012 Olympic Games. After winning the Gold medal in front of the home crowd, she became a role model for many young athletes and continues to work with young people and promoting an active lifestyle.

Damien Hirst is an internationally renowned English artist known for his central theme of death in his artwork. His most famous pieces include dead animals preserved in formaldehyde.

Dame Judi Dench is an English actress best known for her Shakespearean roles on stage. She has starred in many movies and has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards including a win in 1999 for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" after only appearing on screen for a total of 8 minutes, showing her incredible skills as an actress. 

Politics

Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations.

Charles, Prince of Wales is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall,he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952.

Theresa May is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party. She has been in office since July 2016 after David Cameron's resignation after the result of the EU referendum.

Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of the Labour Party and leader of the opposition. He identifies as a democratic socialist and has served as the Member of Parliament for Islington North since 1983.

 

 

Cultural Activities

  • Walk along Portobello Road
  • Experience a High Jinx Magic & Illusion Show in Blackpool
  • Relax on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay
  • Visit John Lennon’s home in Liverpool

Recommended Websites

Stonehenge



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