Crafts and customs
Padstonians parade the streets every May Day to herald the return of summer in this ancient festival.
Behold the Burryman - covered in sticky burs - parading through South Queensferry in August.
Share in a medieval celebration before escaping to the shores of a mountain tarn.
Every May, the 'quietest place under the sun' welcomes summer with a pagan icon.
The cuckoo is a herald of spring and is celebrated in an ancient festival at this Colne Valley village.
Create a pot, make a mosaic, paint a landscape and weave a basket on these creative courses. By Tor McIntosh.
It’s nutritious, delicious, cheap and easy, so perhaps more of us should be baking our own bread. Clare Hargreaves met baker Jane Mason to find out how.
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