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City fund backing cultural projects and events in the Square Mile announces first grants of new programme

London Symphony Orchestra

Eight London organisations are the first to receive funding from the Central Grants Programme, a new grants scheme supporting community, cultural, environmental, educational and employment projects in the Square Mile and beyond.

This round of grants from the fund, run by the City of London Corporation, focussed on cultural projects with funding totalling £47,332.

The funding went to a range or projects, from a unique Easter performance about the resurrection of Christ taking place at St Paul’s Cathedral to the expansion of a family festival offering architecturally inspired activities and workshops in the Square Mile. 

Jurassic kingdom brings dinosaurs to life across the UK

Jurassic kingdom

Prehistoric experience to tour major UK cities during 2017 

 

Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an extraordinary, new animatronic experience, which will see life-sized DINOSAURS taking over parks across the UK, where visitors will be transported back to a time when they ruled the earth.

In a UK first, over 30 true-to-life dinosaur models and installations will tour major UK cities in seven months, where they’ll set up camp in parklands, ready to roar and snarl at those brave enough to get up close and personal.

Hidden secrets of Yorkshire

Weir Holiday Park

Nestled in the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds in the sleepy village of Stamford Bridge , some 7 miles from York, Weir Holiday Park is ideally positioned for accessing the hidden secrets of Yorkshire. 

Situated on an inland island – cushioned by the River Derwent on either side – this quiet holiday park could be mistaken for a nature retreat. Frequently visited by kingfishers, herons and of course ducks and geese, Weir Holiday Park has consistently won the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation. Last year they were also recognised as being a Bee-Friendly Holiday Park; and won a Gold Award from Yorkshire In Bloom.

Welcome to Lowther Holiday Park

Lowther Holiday Park in Penrith, Cumbria is the perfect location for a holiday, set in 50 acres of natural woodland on the banks of the river Lowther.

It is an ideal base for your touring caravan, motorhome or tent. There is also the option to stay in one of our timber lodges or camping pods.

The park boasts a five star rated campsite from the British Graded Holiday Parks, is AA five-pennant rated and holds the David Bellamy Gold Award. Lowther is also a member of the BH&HPA and The Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group.

Ideally placed, the park is easily accessed from the M6, A66 and the Scottish borders, with Ullswater, the finest of all the lakes, just five miles away.

Surf Snowdonia announces first ever multi discipline race event Waves, Mud & Mountains to take place in Conwy Valley on Sunday 26 March

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Surf Snowdonia has announced that it will host its first ever multi discipline event at the end of March 2017. The multi-obstacle challenge will take place at Surf Snowdonia’s adventure parc site and around the village of Dolgarrog in the heart of the Conwy Valley, North Wales.

Waves Mud and Mountains is set to be a challenging circuit which will pit competitors against some of the abundant natural elements of the North Wales landscape, recently named by Lonely Planet as #4 on its global list of Top Regions to explore in 2017.

The distance covered by the course comes in at 5k, but organisers promise that it will test competitors’ stamina, agility and mental strength to the maximum.

Chipping Steam Fair

Man eating ice cream at Chillage Village Hall

In 1997 the old Chipping Village Hall was in desperate need of replacement and the village had started fundraising for a new build. A family fun day was organised with lots of different events taking place all around the village including street stalls and a car boot sale. Mary Harrison came up with the idea of gathering together a few classic vehicles owned by some of the locals and congregating on the Talbot Public House car park.

Iomevents

iomevents events

Situated at the heart of the British Isles, the Isle of Man is a nation proudly steeped in rich cultural and natural heritage, at only 32 x 14 miles and with a population of around 80,000 people the Isle of Man is a tranquil haven ready to be explored.

The unique and varied heritage is as evident today as it was many thousands of years ago, the story of Mann trail uncovers the islands fascinating past and will guide you around ancient castles and monuments


Outchester and Ross Cottages on the Northumberland Coast

Ross Beach

 

If you enjoy Robson Brown’s TV series “More Tales from Northumberland” then you’ll love these warm, comfortable 4 and 5 star holiday cottages on the Northumberland coast. Perfect for family or romantic breaks all year round!

Outchester and Ross Cottages are situated in two lovely locations between the historic island of Lindisfarne and majestic Bamburgh Castle.

To make use of the superb night sky and star gazing opportunities in Northumberland, telescopes are available for guests to use at no extra charge. In addition, a star gazing observatory complete with high spec telescope at Outchester is available for guests over 18.


Pembrokeshire Fish Week Swims back into action! 25th June – 3rd July

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

Pembrokeshire Fish Week Swims back into action! 25th June – 3rd July

From fishy menus to outdoor adventures, art and craft to seashore foraging, the festival is a celebration of the county’s superb fish, shellfish and local produce, as well as the spectacular coastline, great angling and maritime heritage.

The 2014 festival saw a direct economic impact of just over £2.7 million with approximately 32,000 locals and visitors coming together to enjoy the events.


Romance is Written in Eastbourne’s Stars this Valentine’s Day!

Telescope - Ryan Wick and Eastbourne Astronomical Society

 

Stars are in the sky and on the stage in Eastbourne this Valentine’s, with romantic stargazing at the Redoubt Fortress and sensational ballroom dancing at the theatre, plus a fabulous fizzy offer and a Valentine’s Dinner give-away at Eastbourne hotels.

Visitors to Eastbourne this Valentine’s weekend can take loved-ones to gaze at the night sky through the eye of the telescope, on Saturday 13 February, as the Redoubt Fortress presents the second in a quartet of free Stargazing evenings. Be taken on a romantic guided-tour of the night sky, spotting craters on the moon, stars in the galaxy and the Orion Nebula.