Category Archives: UK

Tamara Drewe + Travel

  The subject of the new film Tamara Drewe by director Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity) might not be familiar to most people outside of the UK, but to those fans who have anxiously kept up to date with the affairs of the temptress of Dorset in the Guardian newspaper or read the graphic novels based on the comics ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Greenwich, London

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  One of the most popular filming locations in London is the UNESCO Heritage Site of Greenwich. Greenwich is a borough of London but really, it is a small town unto itself, located six miles up the River Thames.   Once the home of English royalty, Greenwich has a history that reaches back through Roman times to the pre-historic, with ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…BFI London Film Festival

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The program for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. Held over 16 days, the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, many presented ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Rosslyn, Scotland

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  Ever since 2003 when Dan Brown published his international sensation The Da Vinci Code, fans and conspiracy theorist have been flocking to Rosslyn Chapel outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. The chapel plays a pivotal role in the book and the film starring Tom Hanks, which came out in 2006 and since then, tourism to the site has risen by 56% ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Stirling, Scotland

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Known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands,’ Stirling has been an important part of Scottish history since Roman times due to it’s location at the base of the Scottish hills and its defensible crag and tail hill.   The city today is best remembered for its strategic importance in the Wars of Scottish Independence which involved freedom fighters William Wallace ... Read More »

News: This is England ’86

  Focusing on the lives of non-racist and nationalist northern English skinheads in 1983, the 2006 film This is England by Shane Meadows opened to wide critical acclaim, making many ‘Best of’ lists for the year. Now four years later, Meadows is revisiting the characters he made famous in a four part TV sequel entitled This Is England ’86. The ... Read More »

News: Wilton House Receives Award

Wilton House Dining Room

The popular filming location Wilton House has won the UK’s top award for Restoration, given out each year by The Historic Houses Association and Sotheby’s. Wilton’s entry into the contest was for its beautifully restored dining room that used both traditional and modern methods of repairs, undertaken by many local craftsmen. Wilton House, situated near Salisbury in Wiltshire, stands on ... Read More »

News: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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  Harry Potter fans around the world woke-up to a welcomed surprise this morning with the release of the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Set in two parts, The Deathly Hallows is the final book and film in the Harry Potter series. The first installment premieres November 11th while the closing segment is set for July 15th ... Read More »

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