Cultured Kids #39

Here we are at the end of half term, the perfect time for a spot of Spring culturing, just in time for Cultured Kids. Every year since the teens were six we have headed to Norway to immerse ourselves in Norwegian culture with cross country skiing at Venabu. This year with looming GCSEs we have taken a break and headed to the Belgian Coast. Revision in the morning then out and about in the afternoon.

Cross Country Skiing at Venabu
Heading toward lunch!

Our Belgian explorations started in Ypres, the teens had visited on a school trip and wanted to show us. The immaculate restoration of the church and Cloth Hall after the total devastation of war are amazing but more moving is the massive Menin Gate inscribed with the names of 50,000 of those who died but were never found.

Menin Gate Ypres
Menin Gate, Ypres

Back in London I have been taking in all the new spring exhibitions that are opening. So many good things to see out there. It would seem to be time for photography exhibitions with three big shows having photography as their theme: Diane Arbus at the Hayward Gallery, Don McCullin at Tate Britain and Bedrooms of London at the Foundling. For details of these and many other shows check out my London Exhibitions post.

Diane Arbus Hayward Gallery
Diane Arbus, Hayward Gallery

Meghan and Scarlett’s favourite Cultured Kids posts last time were 9 things to do in the Dordogne and Lot from the Grand Adventure Project and a family holiday in the Italian Lakes with Nancy from Map and Family.

What cultural things have you been up to? Link up your cultural adventures with Cultured Kids to provide inspiration for our next jaunt.

PS Both Emma and I are on our half term travels and so, depending on wi-fi, commenting might not be until we have returned to Blighty!

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  1. Alison
    February 22, 2019 / 3:11 pm

    The Diane Arbus exhibition looks great, I’d love to get across to GB and see it.

    • Catherine
      February 22, 2019 / 3:16 pm

      The Diane Arbus is great, long way to travel though!

  2. bavariansojourn
    March 2, 2019 / 10:17 am

    Ypres looks very beautiful. We probably passed each other on the road at some point! 😀 x

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