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Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018

Norfolk & Norwich Festival has today announced the full programme for its 2018 Festival (11 - 27 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, circus, outdoor and family events, includes world and UK premieres, one-off spectaculars, and a host of free events across the Festival. The Festival will showcase renowned international artists from across the globe and countries as widespread as Syria, Australia and India, alongside the best local Norfolk and UK talent presented across the county, from Norwich city centre and Great Yarmouth to Wells-next-the-Sea.

Restaurant’s new menu wages war on waste

Restaurant’s new menu wages war on waste

A PORTISHEAD restaurant has this month (February, 2018) launched a new menu designed to help combat food waste. Venga tapas bar and restaurant on the High Street is reducing the ingredients thrown away from its kitchen on a daily basis by introducing a strictly no waste policy.

Manager, Scott Pearce explained: “One of the hottest topics around at the moment is food waste and it’s fast becoming an important issue for our customers wishing to be more environmentally savvy, and to do something to help.

Exmoor – explore a royal forest & an extinct volcano

Exmoor – explore a royal forest & an extinct volcano or go on a guided walk

WALKERS who take a trip to Somerset this summer (2018) can participate in a 725-year-old perambulation, stroll over an extinct volcano or enjoy a guided walk with experts. An award-winning hotel in the heart of Exmoor is inviting ramblers of all abilities to explore the area on foot before relaxing in one of its luxury rooms.

Chef patron, John Bradley, who runs Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel with his wife and fellow expert hotelier, Jane, explained: “Our part of the world is a bit of an undiscovered paradise for walks of all abilities. Those who are hardy, experienced ramblers could book in this June for the Exmoor Perambulation, which is a circular, long distance walk, dating back more than 725 years.

Gulliver's Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Gulliver's Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Families can look forward to a fun-filled bank-holiday weekend as Gulliver's Kingdom prepare for their Easter spectacle… with a guest appearance from someone egg-stra special.

Over the four day Easter bank holiday weekend (30 March – 2 April), Gulliver's Kingdom, Matlock Bath, will be holding some very special events for the entire family to mark this particularly fun time of year. Gulliver's Kingdom aim to fulfil all your entertainment needs this Easter under a single roof as they look forward to welcoming a very special guest - the Easter Bunny.

April's RHS Flower Show Cardiff is a must-sea!

RHS Flower Show Cardiff. Credit: RHS and Huw John

The RHS Flower Show Cardiff in April will feature eco-friendly Regeneration Gardens, which champion reusable materials, and is set to inspire with its Wales’ Year of the Sea theme.

The annually anticipated floral spectacular – partnered by wealth manager Brewin Dolphin – will highlight the sensational Welsh coastline with a host of themed gardens and related features and activities to spark the imagination as 60 nurseries from all over the UK come together in Floral Marquee and Plant Village.

As the UK’s leading gardening charity, the RHS has revealed an exciting line-up, bringing vibrant Show Gardens, floral displays, interactive activities and the brand new Regeneration Gardens to the grounds of the stunning Bute Park from 13 to 15 April. 

Keep Britain Tidy

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Create a change this spring with Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy is back with the UK’s biggest ever litter campaign, the Great British Spring Clean

Inspired by BBC’s Blue Planet II, the ambition is to recruit 400,000 Brits to get involved

Keep Britain Tidy has announced its first ever #LitterHero Ambassador search as they look for 99 local champions across the country
 
Keep Britain Tidy is urging Brits to sign up and join the UK’s biggest-ever litter clean up. This year the ambition is to recruit more litter pickers than ever before with 400,000 volunteers needed to help clear the streets, parks and coastlines of Britain, from 2nd – 4th March 2018.

Surf Snowdonia’s Waves, Mud and Mountains challenge is back

Surf Snowdonia’s Waves, Mud and Mountains challenge is back

Surf Snowdonia’s Waves, Mud and Mountains obstacle run is back for its second year and organisers say that this year’s course will be even longer, harder and muddier than before.

The 10km, race-against-the-elements event will take place on Saturday 24 March 2018, the first day of Surf Snowdonia’s 2018 surf season. The event is set to draw a large crowd in what is now one of the UK’s fastest growing sports: obstacle course racing. Over 250,000 people took part in similar events across the UK in 2017.

Close to 500 competitors turned out to take in the inaugural Waves, Mud and Mountains event a year ago, and Surf Snowdonia says that it has increased the capacity and the level of challenge for this year’s course after listening to feedback from last year’s competitors.

Peak District park reaches the summit in David Bellamy's green awards

callow top green awards pool

Staff at a Peak District holiday park with its own acclaimed micro-brewery have been toasting their success in a major green awards scheme.

The family-owned Callow Top Holiday Park has won a top gold accolade in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards, and was praised by the world-famous botanist for its raft of green initiatives. One of rural Derbyshire's largest and most highly-rated touring parks, Callow Top was described by Professor Bellamy in his citation as "a wildlife wonderland".