Category Events and Exhibitions

Summer Airshow Update 2021

The government has recently released its COVID-19 four-step plan to ease lockdown in England, and it looks like we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel for events and attractions over summer and beyond. But the future of some summer 2021 events still hangs in the balance with the recent cancellation

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Hardy’s Wessex – Thomas Hardy Exhibition 2022

The largest collection of Thomas Hardy memorabilia ever displayed at one time. Four fascinating exhibitions displayed from 28th May – 30th October 2022. Take a fresh look at the life and literature of the Victorian novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, in the stunning Wessex landscapes that shaped his view of the world. His story will

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2021 Festival & Event Update

2020 saw some of the biggest UK events and festivals cancelled and postponed until 2021. As we enter the new year and a new national lockdown, the state of the UK events industry is still undecided, and a lot of event organisers have announced that some of the biggest events of the year are still

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Lights out for London theatre

With the announcement that London is to go into Tier 3 from midnight tonight (15th December), hopes for West End pantos and Christmas shows are finally dashed for good. The London Palladium started its Covid-secure performances of Pantoland on 12th December, but will now have to cancel the rest of the run of its Christmas

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Bonfire Night 2020: Big bang or damp squib?

With Bonfire Night just around the corner, Fiona Horan investigates which events are cancelled and which are still going ahead. Unfortunately every major bonfire night event in towns and cities seems to have been cancelled. Organisers cite the impossibility of controlling spectators on the night to maintain social distancing. There has also been slight pressure

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Off with her head! HRP’s popular online talks continue

Historic Royal Palaces, the organisation which looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace, Hillsborough Castle, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House, is continuing its successful online curator talks with Chief Curator Lucy Worsley. A new series begins on 7th October, with the first broadcast focusing on the last days of Anne

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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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