Top UK Arts & Culture Blogs

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Welcome to the Top UK Arts & Culture Blogs.

After months of careful analysis (and not a little argument), we’ve compiled our favourite arts and culture blogs across 11 specialist categories.

We’ve compiled these lists using a combination of metrics – authority, visibility, reach and volume – with a generous dash of subjectivity from our editorial team. We hope you enjoy reading the lists as much as we’ve enjoyed putting them together.

Missed your favourite? Tell us! To be eligible, blogs must be written by a UK-based author and have been updated in the last two months.

Discover our top picks

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Top Theatre Blogs

We’ve rounded up our very favourite Top 10 Theatre Blogs in the UK into this…

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Top Music Blogs

We’ve rounded up the top 10 art blogs – the pick of the UK-based bunch….

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Top Design Blogs

We’ve compiled our very favourite UK design blogs – and this is the Top 10, our…

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Top Architecture Blogs

We’ve compiled the Top 10 Architecture Blogs – our pick of the UK-based reads where…

Top UK Film Blogs

Top Cinema Blogs

We’ve compiled our very favourite Top 10 Film Blogs – the pick of the UK-based…

Top Writing Blogs

We’ve compiled the pick of the top 10 writing blogs- our favourite UK-based go-tos. Do you…

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Top Art Blogs

We’ve rounded up the top 10 art blogs – the pick of the UK-based bunch….

Top Photography Blogs

We’ve compiled our very favourite UK photography blogs – and this is the Top 10, our…

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Top Food Blogs

We’ve rounded up the top 10 food blogs – our favourite go-tos for recipe tips…

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The Annual Top 25 Art & Culture Blogs

After 12 months of rounding-up our favourite UK Arts & Culture Blogs, we’ve compiled the…

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Top Travel & City Blogs

After travel inspiration? We’ve put together the Top 10 Travel & City Blogs. Spot a…

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Top Fashion Blogs

We’ve compiled the Top 10 Fashion Blogs. Spot an omission? You can submit your recommendations using…

Culture Guides

Food and Drink

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Hot Shorts at David Gaffney book launch.


Spring is well and truly in the air, and there are plenty of prose and poetry events blossoming this month across the North West, and the chance for budding writers to scribe some site-specific stories.


Why not try some new music in 2017? Whether it’s a residency in a former mill, an original take on a film soundtrack or award-winning classical music in a new concert hall, our picks have it covered.


This month’s theatre guide is full of fresh starts and exciting new relationships, with just a twist of darkness mixed in for good measure.


This month, we round up some of the disreputable treasures and genuinely ambitious pieces of film art that are screening around Manchester and the North.


The newly announced Manchester After Hours programme gets the top spot in our Exhibitions guide this month, hotly followed by another major arts announcement.


Theatrical adventures reflecting on our world, sleep walks, a ridiculous art race through the forest, and our brand new guide to this year’s Just So Festival.