Category Events and Exhibitions

The latest Covid-19 restrictions in England

The Prime Minister has announced the following rules from Thursday 24th September in England: The planned reopening of conferences, exhibitions and events on 1st Oct has been suspended. Pubs, restaurants and bars will have to close at 10pm (except for takeaways). Only “table-only” service will be allowed at pubs, restaurants and bars. Staff in retail

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Bringing places to life online

GTO’s publishers Landor Travel Publications is delighted to have introduced a new concept in online feature article presentation, which we’re pleased to invite our friends in the travel and tourism sector to partner with us on. The new ‘documentary feature’ concept animates material with techniques and space that we have previously been unable to offer

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Florence Nightingale’s legacy

Instead of celebrating this year’s bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, finds itself in lockdown, its planned exhibition unvisited. However, with true Nightingale spirit, the team there have done their best to adapt to this medical emergency and much of the museum’s material and resources

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Explore Buckingham Palace and the Royal Collection from home

The Royal Collection has an array of delights for GTOs to enjoy from their homes including a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace, virtual exhibition walkthroughs, and behind-the-scenes films. You can even read Queen Victoria’s diaries! Virtual visitors can browse more than 250,000 works of art online from this, one of the largest and most important art collections

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Edinburgh Festivals cancelled for 2020

Edinburgh’s famous International Festival and Festival Fringe, as well as the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh  Art Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which normally take place in August, have now been cancelled for the first time in over 70 years due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, the five festivals hold over 5,000 events across Scotland’s capital

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Hastings Contemporary Launches Robot-Assisted Gallery Tours

In a UK first, Hastings Contemporary, an independent art gallery on the south coast, has responded to the current lockdown by teaming up with Bristol Robotics Laboratory to provide remote access to its exhibitions by utilising robotics technology. Members and audiences can continue to visit the gallery via the Double, a two-wheeled video-conferencing robot that can

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Bletchley Park hosts new exhibition on smart device impact

Bletchley Park, in Milton Keynes, the former top-secret home of the British World War Two Codebreakers and birthplace of modern computing, is to be the first venue to host Never Alone: What Happens When Everything is Connected?, based on an exhibition created by the National Science and Media Museum Opening on 3rd April and running until

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New Anglo-Saxon gallery for Tamworth Castle

Summer 2020 will see Staffordshire’s Tamworth Castle unveil a new state-of-the-art gallery celebrating the town’s Anglo-Saxon history – including a forgotten ‘warrior queen’. While largely a hidden heroine of history, for anyone hooked on TV series The Last Kingdom – set to begin its fourth season on Netflix this year – the name of Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great, may be more

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Waddesdon Manor announces upcoming events

The calendar of events on offer at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire this year will include, from 20th May to 1st November 2020, ‘Books of Art’, which explores the role of books (dating from the 17th to the 19th century) within the arts. The line-up also promises the introduction of ‘Fish and Fizz’, a one-off evening

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