Graffiti – Art Or Vandalism?

Is Graffiti Art Or Vandalism?


Love or hate it graffiti is part of the everyday urban world. It’s a fact that Banksy and other well known street artists, who are now household names, have busted the whole urban art scene wide open, brought it forefront into the public’s attention and it seems the room to sit on the fence with an opinion as to whether it is an art-form or vandalism just got a whole lot narrower.

Visiting Cornwall – Travel Article April

Visiting Cornwall

by Mandy Miller

Tourism is vital to Cornwall and it sustains a large number of businesses, hotels, restaurants, shops, camp sites and attractions as well as many National Trust properties. Thousands of small businesses making everything from pasties to real ale depend upon the tourist trade. More than 290,000 visitors can be found exploring Cornwall’s delightful towns and villages at peak weekends, driving down the winding, narrow lanes and visiting the many attractions, yet few places are overcrowded.

Why Study in the UK? – Travel Article March

Why Study in the UK?

Are you thinking about studying in the UK?  If you aren’t, you may want to consider it.  There are several different benefits to studying in the UK.  The various courses offered at UK universities and colleges are tough, yes, but they are designed to prepare students for professional careers.  Along with the academic knowledge you will gain, there are other advantages to studying in an international environment.

Music and Communication

Music and Communication

Musical note

English is now a common language around the world, but for thousands of centuries, people from different areas of the world have made contact without sharing much or any common language, and let’s face it – many still do. But have you ever thought about the way people communicated long ago, before formal languages even existed? Doesn’t that make you think about the different ways in which people may communicate now, even when they do not share a common language? In the early stages of human life, music was probably used more for communication than for pleasure: drums, horns and bells, even the human voice; pitched to carry many miles. Some researchers believe that early forms of human language developed from communication through music, and certainly music continues to fulfil many functions in different cultures today.

When is a castle not a castle? – Travel Article

When is a castle not a castle?

by Paul Stevenson

by Mandy Miller

When it’s Castle Howard.  Castle Howard is one of the 10 Treasure Houses of England, and it has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years. Technically, it is not a true castle, because it was built after the castle-building era and was never used as a defensive position in battle. It is actually an English country house, and it has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years. It is easily recognisable by fans of Brideshead Revisited, in fact over the years, it has been the location for a number of different films.