From Canada to Scandinavia the magical spectacle of the northern lights makes them a must-see The fantastic, spectral displays of the northern lights are a mythical and spellbinding natural phenomenon found in both the northern and southern hemispheres. In the north they are called aurora borealis, and in the south, auroraContinue Reading

Northern soul remains one of the most enduring musical movements the UK has seen Something strange happened in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Young men – mainly from working class backgrounds and fresh out of school – descended on northern cities such as Manchester, Blackpool and Wigan for a nightContinue Reading

CALIBRE sits down with the King of Punk himself, John Lydon Calibre: What do you believe is the most punk thing you have ever done? “Fucking butter! Without a doubt!” says Mr Lydon, leaning back with a laugh. “What an insane thing that was to ask us – I mean itContinue Reading

The German Tiger I was the most feared battle tank of the Second World War Its invincibility lay in its main 8.8cm gun and heavy defensive armour. At a hefty 57 tonnes, the Tiger was a massive machine and weighed more than twice its stablemate, the Panzer IV. When the Tiger firstContinue Reading

In the heart of Paris lies the Shangri-La hotel but is this opulent retreat as good as people say? In the space of just over five seconds, the Shangri-la Paris and all its charms were already working their magic. I had arrived at France’s most glamorous hotel destination at the heightContinue Reading

We debunk the myth that Zurich is a poor man’s Berlin Zurich is one of the travel industry’s greatest paradoxes: a vibrant, beautiful city break destination that many regard (without actually visiting) as incredibly boring. And so while Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam are all bucket list destinations, Zurich is usuallyContinue Reading

Barnsley House is a gem of a hotel in the picturesque Cotswolds Over the past fifteen years a new breed of luxury British hotel has emerged: providing world-class food, amenities and accommodation without the stiff formality and pretension that once plagued upmarket venues. Moreover, acutely aware that adults searching forContinue Reading

Kenya offers everyone the chance to experience one of the planet’s greatest spectacles – the safari, says Mark Williams The dead of the night, the Milky Way is a bright smear across the black sky, and the Maasai Mara is coming alive. It is hard to sleep on your first night inContinue Reading

We asked the CALIBRE Facebook followers what they thought about the changing role of men in society Ian James, Herne Bay “Certain groups of men may be losing their identity, the white working class, for example, as the manufacturing sector declines. I would agree with one of the other comments –Continue Reading