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Sounds Like Christmas at the V&A
Sounds Like Christmas at the V&A
9:02 AM, November 21 2017

Showcasing a month-long Christmas spectacular! This December is a huge month for Christmas and music at the V&A. Featuring choirs, candlelit concerts, pop-up performances, film screenings, a spectacular Christmas tree, decoration making workshops and more, the festive period will be celebrated through music from opera to Christmas number ones. This year’s theme is inspired by the current major V&A exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics.

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A Seal Reunion
A Seal Reunion
9:07 AM, November 20 2017

When the South American fur seal is first born, they spend a great deal of their young years with their family. Tamar, the latest pup born at Living Coasts Zoo has been too small to meet her family – until now.

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Trust Project Awarded UN cash
Trust Project Awarded UN cash
8:59 AM, November 17 2017

Conservation charity has been awarded a huge United Nations fund, for its project in South East Asia.Selamatkan Yaki (“Save the Yaki”) is funded by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, based at Paignton Zoo, and works on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia to protect the Sulawesi crested black macaque, known locally as yaki. The United Nations Development Programme grant is worth 265,000 US dollars, more than £200,000, over five years.

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Planning without People
Planning without People
9:08 AM, November 16 2017

After a survey, commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland, the results found that the Scottish people feel they have no influence on planning decisions. Finding that the people say the system needs to do more to protect and enhance heritage.

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Paddington Bear at The Teddy Bear Museum & Plaza Cinema
Paddington Bear at The Teddy Bear Museum & Plaza Cinema
9:18 AM, November 15 2017

Edward Bear, The Teddy Bear Museum’s resident human sized bear, enjoyed a special screening at The Plaza Cinema, Dorchester, of his great friend Paddington Bear’s second adventure in the world of film, which is released in cinemas today.

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#LoveTheatreDay
#LoveTheatreDay
11:24 AM, November 14 2017

November 15th marks the UK wide, online celebration of Theatre, at selected venues, across England and more. This event celebrates English, European and Global theatre, and for one day only, Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is offering discounts on tickets! Yes, for Love Theatre Day, selected shows will have 2-4-1 tickets available for purchase, across this year and next.

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Christmas at Eden
Christmas at Eden
9:06 AM, November 13 2017

This year, a spectacular new light and sound show featuring lasers by renowned artist Chris Levine and original soundscapes from special guest stars will be the highlight of the Eden Project’s Christmas celebrations (beginning November 25). Festival of Light and Sound will see beautiful laser beams projected high above the outdoor gardens and the Mediterranean Biome will be filled with spellbinding patterns of light and 3D immersive sound.

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A pint and some conservation
A pint and some conservation
11:13 AM, November 10 2017

A local business has boosted the cause of conservation by doing what it does best – selling great beer. Bays Brewery has been raising money by selling a special beer - Crocod-ale - on behalf of wildlife charity Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

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Terracotta Warrior Tickets for World Museum
Terracotta Warrior Tickets for World Museum
9:10 AM, November 9 2017

It has been announced today that tickets for the blockbuster Terracotta Warrior exhibition at Liverpool’s World Museum, will go on sale on Thursday 9 November 2017.

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Fashioned from Nature
Fashioned from Nature
9:07 AM, November 8 2017

A pineapple fibre clutch-bag, Emma Watson’s Calvin Klein dress made from recycled plastic bottles and a cape of cockerel feathers are amongst the 300 beautiful, intriguing and unsettling objects from the V&A’s next major fashion exhibition.

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Christmas Time Cream Tea Special at the Spa Valley Railway
Christmas Time Cream Tea Special at the Spa Valley Railway
9:09 AM, November 7 2017

Enjoy a picturesque ride on the rails at Spa Valley Railway this winter, accompanied by Cream Tea. The journey will take you through the beautiful countryside of Kent between Tunbridge Wells and Eridge on selected dates throughout December and early January.

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Free Entry for Titanic Lovers
Free Entry for Titanic Lovers
9:09 AM, November 6 2017

In celebration of the 20th anniversary for the release of Titanic, the James Cameron Film. The tale of the young lovers Jack and Rose and the legendary disaster of the Titanic – there was room for both of them on the door!

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Christmas Magic at Groombridge Place
Christmas Magic at Groombridge Place
9:01 AM, November 3 2017

Groombridge Place in Tunbridge Wells will be open to visitors between 10am and 4pm for an exciting fun filled Christmas extravaganza on the following weekends in December 2, 3, 9,10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 December 2017

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Grayson Perry at Walker Art Gallery
Grayson Perry at Walker Art Gallery
9:10 AM, November 2 2017

As part of a new and exclusive exhibition, dresses belonging to the Artist, Grayson Perry, will be exhibited at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery from November 4th until February 2018. Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry’s Dresses will showcase 12 dresses, including the famous Bo Peep dress, he wore whilst he received his Turner prize in 2003.

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Gary Barlow at Eden Sessions
Gary Barlow at Eden Sessions
9:01 AM, November 1 2017

On the 6th June 2018, Gary Barlow will grace the stage at the Eden Sessions for an evening of musical entertainment! One of Britain’s most loved singer-songwriters, Gary Barlow is the first artist to be announced for the series of outdoor gigs at the Eden Project, in Cornwall. Barlow is a huge success, with over 10 number one singles and six Ivor Novello awards throughout his career, solo and in Take That.

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Seals play Pumpkin Polo
Seals play Pumpkin Polo
9:09 AM, October 31 2017

The seals at Living Coasts are getting into the Halloween Spirit. Yes, the keepers at Living Coasts have given the seals are pumpkin filled with squid – sounds tasty, no? The pumpkin and it’s fishy filling was encased in ice, and was challenging for the seals to get into. Eventually, the salt water melted the ice surrounding their prize and they were able to feast.

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Pollution means bats are going Hungry
Pollution means bats are going Hungry
2:05 PM, October 30 2017

New research has found that light pollution is causing bats to go hungry across the UK. Too many streetlights are attracting insects, the food of the nocturnal creatures, but due to their nature light-sensitive nature, the animals can’t go near the lamps to feed.

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Call the midwife toad
Call the midwife toad
9:08 AM, October 27 2017

The newest addition to Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, as part of an effort to save the species – the Majorcan midwife toad come to the zoo. The tiny amphibian has large eyes and a shiny golden green colouring, and like all midwife toads, the male carries the eggs.

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Santa Specials remain as popular as ever
Santa Specials remain as popular as ever
9:08 AM, October 26 2017

Kent & East Sussex Railway, in Tenderten, were the first heritage railway in the UK to allow visitors the chance to meet Santa on a moving train. Pioneered in 1974, the same year the railway was granted a Light Railway (Transfer) Order to allow it to operate.

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Manchester's medieval 'Huntington Deeds' on display at Manchester Cathedral
Manchester's medieval 'Huntington Deeds' on display at Manchester Cathedral
9:09 AM, October 25 2017

On October 26th, Manchester Cathedral will be hosting a free event to offer visitors the rare chance to see the city’s medieval ‘Huntington Deeds’, celebrating one of the unsung pioneers of the early town.

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