Top 10 art exhibitions outside of London this summer
Pack your bags, grab your camera and head for the open road: these are the best exhibitions across the UK that may just tempt you on a mini-break.
From Emil Nolde's early atmospheric paintings of his homeland to his vibrantly coloured, ‘unpainted paintings’, this comprehensive retrospective spans the artist's prolific career. Widely regarded as one of Germany's greatest expressionist artists, Emil Nolde, Colour is Life traces the stylistic trajectory of a 'terrific modern visionary'.
How far from London: It takes just over four and a half hours on the train to Edinburgh from London King's Cross.
What to read on the train: The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer
New York Times best-selling writer Meg Wolitzer bores into the barbed tangles of contemporary feminism with disarming charm. The Female Persuasion revolves around the all-too recognisable desire to be accepted by those you admire the most. Shy student Greer Kadetsky is in awe of famous feminist Faith Frank. Wolitzer captures the ambition and angst of growing up with warmth and wisdom in a book that’s at once searingly intelligent and gloriously light.