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A new exhibition from the National Centre for children’s books

Seven Stories

TIME to Get Up, a brand new exhibition at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is now open.

Children and families are invited to step into their favourite stories and explore their daily routines with all their quirks, calamities and surprises; discovering new titles and family favourites in a new and exciting way through original artwork and creative activities. From getting up, playing at home, meal times and going to nursery through to having a bath and snuggling up for bedtime, everyday life and family routine is celebrated through interactive reading and creative experiences.

Seven stories

Camden market welcomes London's first 100% Vegan diner

Vegan diner

Following a series of vegan firsts - the launch of the UK's first vegan pie and mash shop (Nov 17) and UK's first festive vegan deli (Dec 17) CAMDEN MARKET welcome's London's first 100% vegan diner to its North Yard this April 2018. 

Serving up all your American fast food favourites, prepared fresh to order and 100% vegan friendly - Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner is a walk-in diner, offering all day dining delights.

To Boldly Go Boating

GoBoat

Back for a second season, Londoners and tourists alike can once again charter their own electric boat without the need for a license, the activity is proving to be so popular that GoBoat is already taking advance bookings online for the summer ahead.

Moored at Paddington Basin, the favoured route is to go along Regent’s Canal to Little Venice, past London Zoo and on to Camden Lock where skippers can about turn and head back to the pontoon at Paddington Basin. 

ASK Italian is putting a Spring in your step this April with the launch of its new menu

ASK Italian

ASK Italian, one of the UK’s leading restaurant brands, has launched its new Spring menu filled with colourful and tasty dishes to brighten up your day!

Say hello to ASK Italian’s new range of lighter pizzas; with three to choose from, their favourite Prima pizza toppings are now served on the new Prima Light base and accompanied by a colourful, veggie-packed rainbow salad. Who said healthier choices have to be boring?

James Graham’s smash-hit political drama visits Malvern theatres

House

This House, James Graham’s smash-hit political drama examining the 1974 hung parliament, visits Malvern Theatres from 15 – 19 May.

James Graham’s critically acclaimed and prescient political drama takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united? Roll back to 1974... The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and back biting as Britain’s political parties’ battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes.

The welcome impact of Scotland's Tourism sector on sustainable business

Green Tourism

Sustainable tourism business in Scotland has saved 1 million tonnes of water and ¼ million tonnes of carbon according to an impacts report published by the sustainable accreditation organisation, Green Tourism.

The report, entitled "20 years of making a difference," addresses the positive impact Green Tourism accredited businesses have had on the environment over a period of twenty years. It was released today at a Scottish Tourism Alliance reception at the Scottish Parliament attended by Fiona Hyslop MSP.

Green Tourism sustainability assessments undertaken by the organisation spanning the last twenty years have revealed carbon and water savings, habitat and biodiversity creation, waste recovery, local procurement and business savings.

Easter holiday fun at Albert Dock's Heritage on the Dock

Albert Dock history

The whole family, from young children to parents and grandparents, are invited to come and immerse themselves in a range of fun activities at the free Heritage on the Dock event during the Easter school holidays (April 5-8) - celebrating 172 years of Albert Dock history and heritage.

Keep discovering and exploring this iconic attraction with four days of walks, talks, live music, song and entertainment over the Easter break. Children can even go in search of the “Dock Ness Monster”! Join Lancashire Wildlife Trust to see what lies beneath the waters of the Dock and with your “Dock Safari” guide look for eels, jellyfish, crabs and more - and then enjoy the experience of using an aquascope for amazing underwater views.

Keep it out and help smokers quit in Bradford District

No Smoking Day

Keep it Out, a regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Bradford Council as part of the run up to No Smoking Day on 14 March.

Councils across West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, the North East and Hull are linking up on No Smoking Day to tackle illegal tobacco, which include cigarettes, hand rolling tobacco and other smoker’s products that have been smuggled into Britain without tax being paid, or are counterfeit and usually available through unlicensed outlets.