Mark your calendars: Britain is officially set to reopen on 19 July. Below, Vogue rounds up the best cultural events happening across London and beyond.?
Decamp to the Faroe Islands
Many destinations currently on the green list are slightly far-fetched for a holiday – St Helena, anyone? – but the Faroe Islands are both accessible and more than worthy of a visit. Nearly mystical in its beauty, this remote Danish archipelago (whose moss- and grass-covered roofs you may have seen on Instagram) is home to a thriving gastronomical scene. A stone’s throw from the capital of Tórshavn, two-Michelin-starred Koks offers a menu built entirely around Faroese produce, including its own take on wind-dried fermented lamb, skerpikj?t, and langoustines grilled on hot coals and then smoked with pine needles. It’s also a mecca for knitwear enthusiasts – see designs by Gudrun & Gudrun, the team behind the frenzy-inducing jumper worn by Danish detective Sarah Lund in The Killing. Not quite ready for a trip north? Order Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen’s newly translated novel, Island, about three generations of a Faroese family and the conflict between tradition and modernisation.
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Revisit the Bront?s?
The allure of the Bront?s never wanes. Earlier this year, Sotheby’s announced the rediscovery of the Honresfield Library collection, amassed at the turn of the century and presumed lost, including a wealth of treasures belonging to the Yorkshire-based sisters. Included in their number: rare handwritten verse by Emily mentioned in the preface to Wuthering Heights, and the family’s copy of A History of British Birds, made famous in the opening chapter of Charlotte’s Jane Eyre. If placing a bid at the forthcoming auction is out of budget, order a copy of the newly released volume Walking the Invisible by Michael Stewart, a gripping study of the landmarks that inspired the Bront?s, and stay tuned for the release of an Emily Bront? biopic, starring Emma Mackey and Joe Alwyn, in 2022.