Articles by Rebecca Bradbury

Shrektastic!

Managing Editor Abbe Bates had a great day out at the new Shrek’s Adventure attraction at County Hall in London recently. Billed as the world’s first immersive storytelling attraction, it has been created as part of a  partnership between Merlin Entertainments and DreamWorks Animation, with original scripts, sets and animation made especially for it. Groups

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Adrian bows out in style

GTO’s outgoing Commercial Director, Adrian Gates, attended his final press launch on behalf of GTO magazine in July, prior to his retirement after 27 years. It was to promote an exhibition opening on 2nd October called Dressed by Angels, focused on the leading theatrical, film and tv costumier, Angels. The exhibition covers 175 years of

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A taste of the Tate in Liverpool

At the end of June, GTO’s Contributing Editor, Val Baynton, enjoyed a visit to Tate Liverpool to see the 2015 summer season. The three shows – Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, Glenne Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, and a solo exhibition from the Romanian artist, Geta Brătescu – each reveal unique approaches to art but there are

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On top of Salisbury

GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Salisbury Cathedral to experience its famous Tower Tour. The cathedral’s iconic spire is instantly recognisable and taking a tower tour seemed the best way to get to see it close up! Each tour is led by an experienced guide and has a maximum of 12 spaces so, together with her

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Edinburgh captivates Sarah

GTO’s Partnership & Product Director Sarah Jeffery recently spent a weekend exploring the delights that Edinburgh has to offer. Together with her husband, Pete, she flew with Flybe from Bristol into Edinburgh; a short flight of just over an hour. They stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel, located in the heart of the capital on

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A taste of the Tate in Liverpool

At the end of June, GTO’s Contributing Editor, Val Baynton, enjoyed a visit to Tate Liverpool to see the 2015 summer season. The three shows – Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, Glenne Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, and a solo exhibition from the Romanian artist, Geta Brătescu – each reveal unique approaches to art but there are

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A romantic theme in Cologne!

An opportunity to enjoy some excellent summer weather in Cologne came with this year’s RDA travel and tourism show, attended by Peter Stonham and Sam Noble at the end of July. As usual, the event showcased a very rich range of local tourism attractions in Germany and neighbouring countries. Peter also enjoyed a walk into

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London’s autumn showcase

It was a hot ticket to attend the launch of London’s 2015 autumn season of events and entertainment held by London and Partners at the V&A at the beginning of August. Editorial Director, Peter Stonham, and Business Development Manager, Sam Noble, were pleased to be there and enjoy a glass or two of champagne as

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Northern secrets revealed

In mid-July, 43 members of Merseyside’s Maghull and Lydiate U3A experienced a five-day holiday to Newcastle and Northumberland, arranged by the group’s Short Breaks Organiser, Marj Atlay. Marj worked with Alex Jacobs of Newcastle-based operator, Northern Secrets, to tailor-make the itinerary and, as a Blue Badge guide, he spent four days with the group as

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Maytime in Morecambe

Outings Organiser Pat King arranged a four-night holiday in May to the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe for 46 members of her Cambridgeshire-based group, Buckden Friends, with tour operator just for groups! of Norwich. It was the first time that Pat had organised a trip with just for groups! and found them to be very

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