Nov. 24, 2011
-- If you look up the meaning of culture in a dictionary then one definition of the word ‘culture’ means ‘excellence of taste in fine arts and humanities’. So if you fancy some culture in your life this Christmas there are some fantastic gift experiences that will enrich your life.
Here are a few gift ideas and gift experiences that include culture and make the perfect Christmas gift for you, your friends and loved ones.
The West End in London is well known as a theatreland and is the home to many famous theatres showing top shows for the last 300 years. The first West End theatre was known as the Theatre Royal opened in 1663 and was built on the site of the present Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.
London Dinner and Theatre Tickets for Two (http://www.redletterdays.co.uk/
– “Lovely Gift Idea - My wife and I received this experience as a thoughtful Christmas present. We chose to see Blood brothers and had dinner at Palm Court brasserie where the staff were pleasant and accommodating. The menu was limited but we easily found options we liked which were well prepared and tasty. The show was fantastic with some very good performances. Good seats in the upper circle. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a pleasant evening out.” Kofi K, 02 Aug 2011
Of course theatre in London went back a little further with the first ever permanent public playhouse simply known as The Theatre in 1576. Followed shortly by The Curtain, both these early theatres were known to have been used by no other than William Shakespeare. Then in 1599 the timber from The Theatre was used to build the Globe Theatre, which has now been rebuilt and is open for guided tours to let people get an insight into Shakespeare’
Tour of Shakespeare's Globe and Afternoon Tea (http://www.redletterdays.co.uk/Experience/Ref/SWGTO/Tour-...
) – “A Wonderful Experience With Great Memories - I had been given my Red Letter Day experience by a friend who knew of my fascination with The Globe Theatre. The tour itself was fascinating, even more so because they were doing some rehearsals for a future production which we had the opportunity to sit and watch for a while. Our tour guide was excellent, with all sorts of informationabout what would have gone on at The Globe in Shakespeare's time. There was also an opportunity to watch some practise sword fighting, and there was an exhibition going on about Elizabethan costumes andhow the actors were dressed. The afternoon tea was very tasty, with lots of variety. The staff were attentive and could not do enough for us. The whole experience was fabulous. Everyone at The Globe was so helpful, and made the day a real treat.” - Carol G, 19 May 2011
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