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Museyon’s Guide to…Green Man Festival

Green man carving from Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, England

For the past seven years Wales has been host to the Green Man Festival but what exactly is a ‘Green Man?’ Well, a green man is a nature or wood diety who represents the cycle of growth each spring. Think Puck from a Midsummer’s Night Dream, Osiris, Odin or even Peter Pan and Father Christmas. In Wales and other locations ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Brixton Academy, London

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Though technically entitled the “O2 Academy, Brixton,” the building which houses the famous Brixton Academy in London was once the location of a bustling film house, The Astoria. Built in 1929, The Astoria saw many film premieres and the BBC would occasionally broadcast live acts playing The Astoria stage. In 1972, the theater closed but later that year reopened as ... Read More »

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Real-Life Hogwart’s Locations

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  So, it was not without some measure of child-like excitement that we flipped through the recently released shots of the soon-to-open Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. There’s just something about J.K. Rowling’s creation—the books, the movies, the toy wands—that turns even skeptical muggle adults into wide-eyed kiddies. Certainly, the pictures of ... Read More »

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