|Discover the fun of stories
|8:26am Thu 1 Dec 05
|It's interactive, creative and as Simon Totten found out, Stratford's Discover has its own unique story to tell.
|Spoilt for choice at the Barbican
|3:02pm Wed 16 Nov 05
| The Barbican Centre is a great place to go if you're in the mood to be a culture vulture but you can't quite decide what you'd like to do. You can cram as much in as possible or you can sit back and watch the world go by. Simon Totten visits the Barbican to help you make up your mind.
There's a great range of concerts to suit various tastes including jazz, classical, contemporary and world music. Highlights coming up include:
A Beethoven programme conducted by Haitink with the London Symphony Orchestra on Thursday November 17 at 7.30pm.
|Blazing the Appalachian Trail
|2:56pm Wed 16 Nov 05
|Ken Mears explores the big skies, nature, lakes, mountains trails and woods of New Hampshire (pictures by Ken Mears)
The woods of New Hampshire are immense, covering an area roughly the size of Belgium. The sheer density of them claims numerous lives each year.
|The method in Munch’s madness
|8:11am Thu 20 Oct 05
|Simon Totten finds inspiration in the genius of Edvard Munch at the Royal Academy of Art.
Art exhibitions can be as unpredictable as going to the theatre or a football match. It's exciting because you just never know what to expect. But one thing you can usually rely on with a day out at the Royal Academy of Art is inspiration.
|A journey into Theatreland
|1:18pm Thu 22 Sep 05
|SONIA GARBETT visits the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden
To find out more about the history and development of the West End visit the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden. Maps, models and dynamic videos guide you through its history since 1840, but to get the most out of your visit don't forget to bring your reading glasses.
|Something fishy about this place
|11:58am Fri 9 Sep 05
|SIMON TOTTEN visits Southend-on-Sea
There's nothing like a breath of fresh, salty sea air mixed with the unmistakable aroma of fish and chips. Southend is only a short ride out of London and it's a fun-packed day out.
|Terror and treason at the Tower
|9:17am Wed 24 Aug 05
|Blades have flashed and heads have rolled in bloody executions here. Necks have been stretched in hangings and the screams of torture have echoed around its walls for centuries. The dark shadow of England's blood thirsty history at the Tower of London sends a shiver down your spine.