March 28, 2021 - 10:23 BST Sharnaz Shahid The most Instagrammable walks in the UK - including the Causeway Coast, Viking Coastal Trail and White Cliffs of Dover walk With the ongoing pandemic , going on various hikes and long walks has never been more popular! England is known for its vast countryside, lined with pristine villages, but it's also home to some of the best trails in the world. If you prefer hills to mountains and beaches to lakes, then these walking trails are perfect for you. Here, we have rounded up the best 11 walks across the UK - that will make your Instagram feed look fabulous with these beautiful landscapes. DISCOVER: Backpacking for beginners – the ultimate guide Here are 11 of the most Instagrammable walks in the UK: Snowdon Llanberis Path, Snowdonia As the highest mountain Wales standing at an elevation of 1,085m it’s no surprise this walk tops the list with views from the summit spanning across Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and even Ireland. MORE: 5 best house swap destinations for a UK staycation this summer SEE: 8 best outdoor swimming pools you can visit in the UK once lockdown eases Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay walk, North Yorkshire This Yorkshire coastal walk boasts history, architecture and old age stories of vampires. Viking Coastal Trail, Kent This 32-mile long walk across Kent’s coast can be divided up into smaller sections exploring it’s history of Romans, Saints and Saxons as well as the artists and writers that drew inspiration for their work from here. MORE: Incredible photos of UK royal landmarks before and after lockdown Stonehenge from Amesbury walk, Wiltshire One of the most popular prehistoric monuments in the UK, this six-mile walk from Amesbury takes you up to the standing stones of Stonehenge. St Ives to Zennor walk, Cornwall This is a popular circular walk in the south … [Read more...] about 11 of the most Instagrammable walks in the UK
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Khaled isn’t the last guy carrying the torch for DJ-themed albums, but he is the most vocal and entertaining, the one angling for the biggest fish and, more often than not, hooking his catch. Photo: DJ Khaled/YouTube What makes a hit record soar? Is it vibrant melodies and impactful lyrics syncing up with driving, anthemic production? Is it the world-beating verve of a hungry new artist with a unique history and perspective? Is it the comforting voice of a household name or the familiarity of a beloved, time-tested melody reinterpreted for modern times? Is it all just chemistry, the careful mixing and matching of star power? These questions seem crucial to understanding the career path of DJ Khaled , the Palestinian American South Florida radio personality turned mogul, advertiser, and influencer who, 15 years ago this spring, dived into the business of star-studded rap compilations with 2006’s Listennn … The Album and never looked back. Khaled records carry on the same traditions as old DJ Clue and Kid Capri tapes and the tie-in soundtracks to films like Friday or Romeo Must Die , where an executive producer leverages their relationships with talented performers in order to hip the public to music that might not otherwise see release. Rappers make much more music than what we hear once or twice a year when a proper project drops. The enterprising compilation curator excels at coaxing artists into liberating gems from the vault or composing new music around a theme, and this sometimes results in classics like Romeo Must Die ’s Aaliyah and DMX hit “ Come Back in One Piece .” Now, with a fertile ecology of leaks sourced by hacks and files swiped out of studios, and with the curator class being poached by streaming services to pump out themed playlists, there isn’t as much of a drive to concoct commercial releases to house potent loosies from famous stars. (They can just drop a “pack” or a compilation of their own. Drake’s 2019 Care Package … [Read more...] about DJ Khaled Will Never Change. Why Should He?
DJ Khaled; Vince Staples. “If skills sold,” the old Jay-Z line goes, “truth be told, I’d probably be lyrically Talib Kweli.” They don’t, though, is the point. Jay made it out of the ’90s and ’00s on his feet in part by cultivating a keen sense of what is — or is about to be — very, very popular. Lasting rap careers are feats of careful compromise, of mixing a little of what you love with the stuff you know your fans crave. Vince Staples is enjoying a peculiar major-label rap career right now because he doesn’t seem beholden to the grinding money-mindedness that keeps similar enterprises afloat. His Def Jam debut full-length, Summertime ’06, was full of whale sounds, gunshots, and beats that sounded like the melodies had been scraped out. It didn’t try and position Vince as the next in a long line of SoCal street poets by genuflecting to G-funk and DJ Mustard, like it could’ve. Instead, Staples and veteran Chicago rap producer No ID cooked up a double album of damaged, futuristic funk. Staples’s latest full-length, Big Fish Theory , is another curveball. For the last three years, Vince has led dueling careers as a whip-smart internet humorist and a grim street documentarian. On record, he was caustic and fatalistic. On Twitter and on camera, he’s a volley of laughs. Big Fish feels like the first Staples project that approaches the tone of his internet presence. Some of the jarring urgency of Summertime and last year’s Prima Donna EP is missing. The gains of good-spirited appearances on records from Gorillaz and beatsmiths Clams Casino and Flume can be felt in chipper cuts like the title track. (“Should’ve been dead broke, should’ve been chalked out / But it didn’t happen, now it’s time to get it crackin’.”) The single “Big Fish” is the closest the album gets to conventional West Coast gangsta rap, and even that one comes couched in the joy of not having to hustle for a living anymore. Elsewhere, Staples, Los Angeles beat-scene alum Zack Sekoff, … [Read more...] about Vince Staples’s
Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix The future of many movie theaters may remain uncertain as the coronavirus pandemic still necessitates limited-capacity audiences, but fans of at least one beloved movie theater can breathe a sigh of relief, now that Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema, owned and operated by Quentin Tarantino , has officially announced its grand reopening next month, after closing in response to the pandemic last March. “More info coming soon…,” the theater posted to social media Saturday, along with a photo of the historic cinema’s marquee. “Re-opening June 1, 2021,” it reads. “Because we love showing movies.” The news arrives three weeks after Decurion announced the closure of L.A.’s Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres, including Hollywood Arclight’s iconic Cinerama Dome, built in 1963, which famously cameos in Tarantino’s ode to the era, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood . The closure affected around 300 screens, mostly in California. Many movie fans expressed the hope that a wealthy benefactor might step in and preserve the Cinerama Dome, as Tarantino did with the New Beverly, founded in 1929, after its previous owner, Sherman Torgan, died in 2007. “It was going to be turned into a Super Cuts,” the director, who also does much of the programming at the New Beverly, said at the time about saving the theater. “I’d been coming to the New Beverly ever since I was old enough to drive there from the South Bay — since about 1982. So, I couldn’t let that happen.” … [Read more...] about Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema Revival Theater to Reopen on June 1