EXPLORE Concerts and Recitals in the UK

Each Record is cross-referenced to the most precise geographical part of the UK relevant to its entity’s prime field of operation. (Entities which do not have a precise field of operation are simply tagged ‘UK’’.) The geographical parts chosen are arranged in a hierarchy. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are divided into the official administrative areas currently used by the governments in each country, with the areas gathered together into self-made ‘regions’ so as to map what I do with England. For a few of these (non-English) areas I have further sub-divided into ‘Localities’ (e.g. ‘St Andrews’ within ‘Fife’); but the majority become the reference point for the Field Nearby as well as the Field Area. In contrast, for England, not only have I divided the Country into the nine ‘Regions’ still occasionally used for various purposes. I have also then allocated to each Region its ‘Counties’. Many of these Counties will indeed be current Unitary Authorities, but they also include Metropolitan Areas such as Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear. (I have also invented ‘Greater Birmingham’.) However, a few of the designations here are now only of historical relevance, but they still seem most appropriate for a venture of this kind (e.g. Avon, Berkshire). London has been sub-divided into five parts characterized in some strategic studies of the capital. These are the English Areas. Then, apart from Isles of Man and Wight, the Areas within England are divided into their own ‘Localities’, the reference points here for Nearby. Inevitably, given the complex current and historical use of local, area, and regional names for parts of the UK, there is no perfect way to divide up the Kingdom, and one just has to make compromises ...


The Site Map principally provides an A-Z list of all of the Categories used in the Directory structure which have Entries (i.e. Records) assigned to (indexed with) the Category Name. Under each Category Heading are then in turn listed the Titles of the Records which have been indexed with that Heading. Clicking on the Title of an Entry leads you to its ‘Full’ Record. This is the Sitemap by listing. A smaller second Section of the Sitemap is also an A-Z list of the Directory Categories I use (Sitemap by categories), but this time without the Record Titles being listed under each Category name. (This second Section mirrors the A-Z of CATEGORIES.) In this case, clicking on the Title of the Category leads you to its place within the overall Directory structure (cf the Breadcrumbs at the top of the Page). Once there, note the useful feature All listings (top right) and its companion Filter listings (see How to Search).


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