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British Museum brings Renaissance treasures into the 21st century with its new permanent digital interactive exhibit

The British Museum has launched a permanent interactive digital exhibit to bring its Renaissance treasures to life for visitors to itsnewly developed Waddesdon Bequest collection and Enlightenment galleries.

AllofUs created the bespoke interactive digital display and designed it to sympathetically fit with the historical features of the galleries. 

The display allows the visitors to learn more about the wide range of exhibits in the collection through carefully crafted animated stories. Each exhibit’s location is clearly identified as part of the digital experience, encouraging visitors to explore the galleries further. 

Peter Pan Treasures To Be Seen for First Time in Public 12th May – 30th October 2016

 

Original items from the Peter Pan Collection in Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity are about to go on public for the first time in a special exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital. Take Me To Neverland: Peter Pan From Play to Book and Beyond opens on 12th May 2016 and examines the true story behind the much-loved classic, Peter Pan.

HERE COMES SUMMER …

TRAVELLERS looking to spend summer in the city are invited to head to Newcastle, where two top hotels are providing some seasonal sizzle.

The New Northumbria, at the heart of the upmarket suburb of Jesmond, is offering one night for £65 per room and two nights for £95, while Grey Street Hotel, on Newcastle’s most famous, city centre street, is offering one night for £69 and two, for £99.

Anyone who books a deluxe double or twin room at The New Northumbria or Grey Street Hotels will be welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco and an extra two hours on their check in and check out times.


HOTEL WELCOMES EXPANSION OF YORKSHIRE DALES

Hospitality specialists James' Places has welcomed official expansion of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by almost a quarter on Yorkshire Day (August 1) 2016.

The move will bring its Kirkby Lonsdale property - the Royal Hotel - within strolling distance of the new national park boundary.

Said marketing manager Heidi Kettle: "The Yorkshire Dales is a very special area and we are delighted that the national park is now going to include the stunning Barbon, Middleton, Casterton and Leck Fells, which are all on the doorstep of Kirkby Lonsdale.


Earth Day highlights need for sustainable future

The Earth Day Network throws spotlight on initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions 22nd April, London/New York – Today marks the 46th Earth Day, a movement which inspires initiatives to reduce the earth’s CO2 emissions and encourage the adoption of renewable resources. To commemorate the day, Earth Day Network begins its Plant the Trees campaign, which aims to encourage people to plant trees in their communities. The campaign's ultimate goal is to reach 7.8 billion trees around the world by 2020.

All aboard Steam on the Dock - the UK’s only inner-city steam rally at Albert Dock Liverpool

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Train

 

Toot those whistles one and all as Steam on the Dock chugs into Albert Dock Liverpool from May 6-8. Step aboard an authentic steam train and steamboat from a bygone age, and be amazed by a symphonic spectacular of live music, steam and sparks - it’s full steam ahead to the UK’s only inner-city steam rally, which takes over the North West’s most-visited free tourist attraction for a free weekend of wonder for families and steam enthusiasts alike.

Launch of a spectacular giant art installation in Snowdonia

High and Low, or ‘uchel ac isel’, is a spectacular outdoor painting installation which is being created by British landscape artist Anthony Garratt in Snowdonia.

The installation will tell a unique and compelling story about the history, geography and industrial heritage of North Wales, encouraging visitors to make a deeper connection with the region’s dramatic landscape and the forces that have shaped it.

High and Low will feature two giant paintings, created in two very different dramatic and inspiring sites: one floating high on the flanks of Snowdon on Llyn Llydaw, and one which will be hung low, deep beneath the mountains in an abandoned slate cavern.


Shakespeare’s contemporary cultural influence unlocked by British tech firm Blippar on 400th anniversary of his death

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on Saturday 23th April, members of the public will be able to discover and celebrate his profound influence on British language and culture just by using their mobile phones to scan everyday items.

From Thursday 21st April, the leading visual discovery and augmented reality app Blippar, is making Shakespeare widely accessible again. Working with the Arts & Humanities faculty of King’s College London, the company has curated interesting and relevant content on 100 contemporary day-to-day objects that can be unlocked through the Blippar app.


Alice in Wonderland, the Great Outdoors and More in Eastbourne this Half Term!

Rock Pooling at Holywell beach Eastbourne

 

Eastbourne is providing some great family days out this May half term, with literary themed activities weaved into the Redoubt Fortress’s offering, many visits from some much-loved characters at Drusillas Park and free tennis to watch at the Aegon Eastbourne Trophy.

The Redoubt Fortress which houses Lewis Carroll’s bed desk from when he regularly holidayed in Eastbourne is borrowing inspiration from the Alice in Wonderland writer in its ‘Secret World of Words’ activity week.


Tewkesbury Medieval festival

An historic battle field will be brought  to vivid life as around 2000 enthusiasts re-enact the last battle of the wars of the Wars of the Roses, which took place just outside the small market town of Tewkesbury in 1471.

The battle is only a small part of a huge and colourful Medieval Festival, which takes place on July 9-10th.

There will also be  a big and bustling market - where you can  watch potters, metal, wood and leather workers, dress makers, and many more all demonstrating their skills, along with a wide range of items of interest to re-enactors and the the modern visitor alike.