A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play by William Shakespeare, well suited to outdoor performances as it is set in a forest.
In the days before DVD players became standard issue, we had to rely on video recorders. Even the most basic models proved horribly complicated to operate, and anything more advanced than pressing play or record was beyond the ability of most.
Bangor University, where Bridget studied, is situated in North Wales.
The Bosnian War followed the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991, when four republics - Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina - made declarations of independence. The Bosnian declaration was made by the Muslim majority, and Orthodox Serbians living in Bosnia & Herzegovina rebelled against it. Fighting broke out and, supported by Serbian troops, the Bosnian Serbs took control of a number of areas, subjecting them to a programme of ethnic cleansing.
In July 1995, more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered in Srebrenica by the Bosnian Serb Army. The town was meant to be a "safe area" under UN protection, but the 400 Dutch peacekeepers stationed there were unable to prevent the massacre.
A tart is a prostitute or a woman with a carefree attitude to sex. A vicar is an Anglican parish priest.
A Tarts and Vicars party involves dressing up as either, regardless of gender, which perhaps goes some way to explaining the continuing popularity of this well-worn theme.
Geoffrey Boycott is a former England cricket player and now commentator on the sport, who might be considered a 'crashing bore' by anybody lacking a keen interest in wickets and batsmen.
Bunny girls were waitresses at the former Playboy club, who dressed up in basques, stilettos and fishnet tights, then completed the look with a fluffy rabbit tail and ears. The outfit was inspired by the official Playboy mascot, a rabbit wearing a tuxedo.
Pimms is a gin-based concoction, which is mixed with lemonade and served with fruit, cucumber and mint.
It is traditionally enjoyed in the summer at garden parties, tennis games and other upper-crust events.
Jackie Onassis was formerly the wife of the American President John F. Kennedy, as famous for her impeccable and inventive style as for her political credentials.