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The 9th August 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Leicester born playwright Joe Orton The past few years have seen heightened interest in Joe Orton’s literary career and personal life, explored through an array of mediums varying from: lectures and talks, art exhibitions, revised stage productions, and televised documentaries. For previous Orton related […]
Two hundred years ago, on 1 August 1817, the adventurer-Egyptologist Giovanni Belzoni, described by Howard Carter, with good reason, as ‘one of the most remarkable men in the entire history of archaeology’1 was the first to set foot inside the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, which had been sealed for centuries beneath the sands of […]