Archive - Jun 24, 2011 - Story

Shakespeare and Olympics share billing in 2012 London

In 2012, England will celebrate hosting the Olympic Games, but the year will also include a huge celebration of the works of William Shakespeare. Vanessa Thorpe of the Guardian offers a rundown of cultural events involving Shakespeare.

Horse and Falcons/Crown Tournament photos online

Hrothgar, Cathus the Curious, and Mathurin have posted an albums of photos from Horse and Falcons, the Spring 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Lord of the Rings, Czech style

For a few hundred people in the Czech Republic, summer means donning armor and staging battles, much like members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, but these armored combatants are participating in a re-enactment of the Lord of the Rings. (photos)

Stirling restored

Those gentles making the journey to Scotland will want to include Stirling Castle on their itinerary. The castle is in the midst of being completely restored. BBC News has a slideshow of the results.