Country Life 19-May-2021

Published by TI Media Limited Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

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2 min.
profit, people and planet

THE words ‘sustainable’ and ‘sustainability’ have become commonplace—over-used, even—and are often bandied around to justify an action or to dupe us into believing that we are doing the right thing. We hear them all the time—sustainable economy, sustainable housing, farming or fishing for sustainability. The three principles of sustainability are economic, social and environmental—profit, people, planet—and they all have to be in place for something to be sustainable. If we had these three pillars, we would have a high quality of life, a clean, healthy environment, economic wellbeing and social fulfilment. However, the many definitions and interpretations of sustainability can lead to conflict. Long before it became a buzzword, country folk harvested what they could glean from the land, forests, rivers and sea, knowing that, if they took too much, their bounty…

1 min.
small, but mighty

A word for a few of the myriad smaller, sometimes unusual, museums of Britain, which have struggled, too: The Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, is back with Rachel Mulligan's series inspired by the old fortune-telling rhyme Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, and, in Cornwall, Boscastle's Museum of Witchcraft & Magic, in its 70th-anniversary year, has opened with ‘A Cornish Cabinet of Curiosities' (Hare Woman, right), as does the Derwent Pencil Museum in Cumbria, home to a 26ft-long implement, among other oddities. Meanwhile, London's Cartoon Museum threw its doors open yesterday, so visitors can now step inside the legendary graphic novel V for Vendetta, and the Florence Nightingale and Fan Museums re-open in June.…

8 min.
come on in, the door’s open

AFTER an on-again, off-again year, museums and galleries can finally fling open their doors—hopefully, for good. During multiple lockdowns, many found virtual success. The National Gallery, for example, hosted its first and 500th live online event in the space of 12 months and director Dr Gabriele Finaldi’s emails to members became so popular that a digital exhibition, ‘The Director’s Choice’, was born. As well as many online events and a 1,500% engagement increase on Raphael content, a digital V&A Academy was launched last year, with courses on everything from dressmaking to queer history. Now, in the flesh, there are enough exhibitions to fill a whole magazine. But our short selection must include the V&A’s new Raphael Court, which the public can see for the first time from today after renovation to…

1 min.
good week for

Flower power We're soon to experience an extraordinary surge of flower colour in gardens known as ‘seasonal compression effect', according to the RHS, following a cold April Remembering a great man Four photographs of the late Duke of Edinburgh are presented on new Royal Mail stamps, on sale from June 24 Opera at home Glyndebourne Open House, to which 850,000 people tuned in last year, returns with a series of four free online streams of 2021 productions Furry friends Animals will be recognised as sentient beings for the first time in UK law and live exports severely restricted-part of a multitude of animal-welfare measures that was announced last week Do-gooding drinks For every bottle of limited-edition Classic Cuvée sold via the Nyetimber website and local Sussex wine merchants between June 4 and July 16, the vineyard will plant a…

1 min.
bad week for

Knocking on wood Bamboo cricket bats are stronger, cheaper, lighter and more sustainable than traditional willow, finds a Cambridge study. However, the MCC points out that, if it's not wood, it's no good, according to current law-and bamboo is a grass Accidental damage Sky lanterns are a danger to animals, land and habitats, and should be illegal, says the NFU, which, together with 17 other organisations, has written a plea to Defra; 152 councils have banned them, but there's no national legislation…

1 min.
great and small

In line with the dual England action plans for peat and trees, the Government intends to use a task force of experts and NGOs to oversee species recovery. Those already in the line of vision for reintroduction and population boosts-following the course set by the Environment Bill's target to improve by 2030-include white-tailed eagles on the Isle of Wight and Forest of Dean pine martens, plus hen harriers and curlews. Under consideration are the wildcat, lynx and Dalmatian pelican and, influenced by international research, a code of best practice for reintroduction will be released. Restored woodland and blanket bog will benefit many species, too. Alamy; Museum of Witchcraft and Magic; Getty; V&A Museum, London; Grayson Perry; The Jagiellonian University Museum/Grzegorz Zygier; Tate/Tate Images; Ben Birchall/PA; Christopher Ison; Dan Stevens…