An Artist's Life

CULTURE: JAMES WILKINSON

It’s no surprise that the team at Q&C are big lovers of art. That's why we’ll be profiling our favourite working artists who are inspired by, or live in the countryside. First up is Maurizio Bongiovanni who lives in Berkshire and has exhibited his works in some of the most prestigious galleries across the world.

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Tales from the Cottage

HOUSE AND GARDEN: BEN HAMILTON ANDERSON

Instagram sensations Ben Hamilton Anderson and husband Mark share a passion for country living and live at Dynamite Cottage in deepest Dorset. In his latest column, Ben reflects on winter at the cottage and what's in store for February, including new blooms, his adored geese in mortal peril, a temperamental roof and a valentine's treat.

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Romantic field trips

TRAVEL: QUEEN AND COUNTRY & FURTHER AFIELD

Love is in the air. Or at least, with Valentine’s Day almost upon us, it’s just around the corner. There's still time to woo hearts with flowers, chocolates, or – may we suggest – a visit to one of Further Afield's enchanting romantic cottages for two.

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Culture Corner

CULTURE: DARYL W BULLOCK

Acclaimed author and Q&C culture writer Darryl W. Bullock gives us his cultural highlights to kick off 2018. Darryl takes us from countryside to city with photography and painting exhibitions and even reassures us that spring is on its way thanks to a splendid blooming display at the National Trust's Dyrham Park.

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Hot to Trot!

PEOPLE: Q&C PICKS

Hot to Trot is back for 2018, burly and earthy as ever! Q&C is all about real country men who love nothing more than getting out and about, among nature, and seeing all that is on offer outside our towns and cities across the UK. Here's our latest hot seven for you.

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Valentine Getaways

TRAVEL: QUEEN AND COUNTRY & NATIONAL TRUST

From fairy-tale towers and snug woodland cabins, to rustic coastal hideaways and chocolate box cottages, the National Trust has hundreds of romantic retreats to choose from across the UK. As Valentine's Day approaches, Q & C is here with some of the best on offer.

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Culture, Traveljake allnutt
Winter Warmers

FASHION: JAMES WILKINSON   

New Year, new you? That's why Q&C has teamed up with quality British menswear brand Sir Plus this winter. Refine your look for 2018 with quality garments, including chunky knitwear, pure cotton grandad shirts, classic Nehru coats, duck jackets and a range of fantastic luxury accessories.

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Home or away?

OPINION: JAMES WILKINSON

As winter gives rise to thoughts of summer holidays ahead, Q&C Editor-in-chief James Wilkinson ponders on whether he should book the instagram-friendly exotic foreign jaunt or consider the benefits of a staycation instead. What’s a gay to do?

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Peoplejake allnutt
Tales from the Cottage

HOME AND GARDEN: BEN HAMILTON ANDERSON

Instagram sensations Ben Hamilton Anderson and husband Mark share a passion for country living. They live in the extraordinary Dynamite Cottage in deepest Dorset. In his first column for Q&C, Ben reflects on what's in store for year ahead, and all about their life in the fabulously named village of Puddletown.

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Well-Beingjake allnutt
Q&C Countrymen

PEOPLE SPECIAL: JAMES WILKINSON

He's an international jet-setter, but loves nothing more than walking his dog in the local fields and treading the boards in his annual village panto. Meet Q&C's first featured countryman, Michael Newby from Wiltshire, who tells us about his globetrotting lifestyle, acting aspirations and his enduring love of the countryside.

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Peoplejake allnutt
All wrapped up

 WINTER STYLE: R K WILLIAMS    

With the coldest months of winter yet to come, why not let Q&C's resident stylist R K Williams provide some inspiration on the best jumpers to keep you warm, and those all important styling tips on choosing the right knitwear for you.

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To the manor born

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Q&C & NATIONAL TRUST

The National Trust Wiltshire Landscape team has supported Queen and Country magazine's Christmas campaign this year by offering the use of Avebury Manor and Garden for the day. See what happened when we invited Paul and Craig along to experience a wholly traditional festive treat.

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Culture, Travel, Peoplejake allnutt
Coupled up

PEOPLE SPECIAL: JAMES WILKINSON

Meet our first featured countryside-loving couple, northern lads Paul and Craig who visited Avebury Manor and Garden to chat with Q&C about the perils of navy life and long-distance love, and how they'll both be spending Christmas this year.

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Peoplejake allnutt
Men in the Wild

CAMPAIGNING: QUEEN & COUNTRY

Men are facing a crisis of mental health, especially in the gay community. As Movember draws to a close, we're launching Men in the Wild - a photographic campaign to raise awareness around the issues and continue the conversation. We'll be talking to men with a connection to the countryside about their mental health and how they've taken action.

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Well-Beingjake allnutt
Hot to Trot!

PEOPLE: Q&C PICKS

Q&C is all about real country men; gents who love nothing more than getting out and about, among nature, and seeing all that is on offer outside our towns and cities throughout the British Isles. This month we have chosen our hot seven for you.

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Peoplejake allnutt
Time to quit?

HEALTH SPECIAL: DR MARK PAKIANATHAN 

With gay men up to twice as likely to smoke than straight men, Q&C's resident doctor Mark Pakianathan asks whether the cause is socio-demographic, or does our sexuality really influence our habits.

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Well-Beingjake allnutt
Eau de Sexy

FRAGRANCE SPECIAL: JAMES WILKINSON   

Q&C has teamed up with three of the top perfume brands to bring you the best male fragrances this Christmas, ideal for that last minute stocking filler and to ensure you and your man’s 2018 smells of success.

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King of Scots

PEOPLE SPECIAL: MARC ANDREWS

He's a lawyer by day, and a fitness-loving actor, singer, activist and LGBT role model too. Winner of Mr Gay Scotland 2017, Steven Whyte tells Q&C’s Marc Andrews why the competition still matters, why he’s a devout kilt-wearer and about the shame of getting stains on his manly sash.

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Peoplejake allnutt