Explore England’s England

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Explore England’s England
December 5, 2009 by xwidep (Phil)

Well, I’d like to thank you for welcoming me to Anglotopia.net, I am only assuming that you have welcomed me because of the warm feeling I am already getting from the thought of sharing my views and opinions on the wonderfully diverse culture and heritage of ‘Old Blighty’ with you. My name is Phil Hackett but on-line I tend to use my alter-ego X-Wide P (xwidep) which is the stage name I use for my band Relevant Elephant and is short for both Extra Wide Phil and Wideboy P (it is a long story and one day I will tell you all about it and them).
So I guess you’d like to know a bit more about me? I am the Chief Executive of Shakespeare Country the award winning official tourist board for Stratford-upon-Avon, historic Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, romantic Kenilworth, and the beautiful Cotswolds; all quintessentially English. Shakespeare Country’s marketing strap-line is ‘Explore England’s England’ and in my next post I shall be introducing you to the secret and the not so secret treasures that Shakespeare Country has to offer the discerning visitor.

Scenes of Shakespeare Country
I am very fortunate (managed by both accident and design) to be working in a career sector that supports my personal interests, having spent the last eighteen years working in culture, heritage, museums and tourism. I won’t name names just yet (as I will hopefully introduce you to them over the coming posts) but I have worked with, for and at hundreds of visitor attractions, listed buildings, historic sites, museums, galleries, theatres, World Heritage Sites, ancient monuments and cultural events and festivals; and I love to go on holiday in the UK, known as a ‘Busman’s Holiday’ over here.

I am looking forward to introducing you to the sights and scenes I know and love but in the meantime if you would like to do a bit of research before my next post (I will be asking questions) visit my web site here.

About X-Wide P

Award winning advocate for the arts, heritage & culture; Fine Artist & Curator at StudionAme; Resources Manager for Leicester Arts, Museums, Festivals & Events; Founder & Curator of L.O.V.E. Art the Leicester Open Exhibition
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