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11 Dec 2018

Ant-Man leads the way as Disney unveils future Marvel additions for its parks

Disney has unveiled a new interactive attraction based on its Ant-Man IP, with a raft of other Marvel super-hero experiences lined up for the operator's parks worldwide in the coming years. [more...]

11 Dec 2018

Catalyst has supported 4,100 organisations since 2012, says HLF

A new report published by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has found that its Catalyst programme has led to UK heritage being more resilient and less reliant on public funding. [more...]

11 Dec 2018

Arts sector internships identified as “problematic” in social mobility report

Increasing numbers of graduates are having to take on multiple unpaid internships as they strive to get their foot on the ladder in sectors such as the arts, according to a new report by social mobility foundation Sutton Trust. Indeed, as a sector the arts was described as “problematic” in the report. [more...]

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Disney unveils Millennium Falcon ride as work on Galaxy's Edge continues

With Disney's Star Wars-themed lands close to opening at its Florida and California theme parks, the operator has shared a first close-up picture of its new Millennium Falcon ride, which will be a major part of the new worlds. [more...]

Historic visitor attraction planned for Belfast City Cemetery

Northern Ireland’s only burial ground with a Jewish section is to have a visitor centre added to it that will tell the history of the multi-faith people buried there and the cemetery itself. [more...]

British Museum to hold largest manga exhibition ever outside Japan

The British Museum in London is set to host the largest ever exhibition of the manga comics and graphic novels to be held outside of its native Japan. [more...]

UK government to appoint heritage disability champion

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is recruiting a new dedicated countryside and heritage disability champion who will focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK. [more...]

Multi-million-pound visitor centre opens doors at the home of Robin Hood

The Sherwood Forst Visitor Centre in Nottinghamshire, UK, has opened its doors officially following a £5m (US$6.4m, €5.6m) construction project. [more...]

Plans submitted to transform former Aberdeen artillery placement in into dolphin watch site

A proposal has been put forward to build a new £10m (US$12.7m, €11.2m) visitor centre overlooking the harbour in Aberdeen, Scotland, with the new attraction dedicated to watching wild dolphins. [more...]

In brief:

Jeremy Wright calls on tourism industry to show 'renewed commitment' in order to secure sector deal @tourismsvoice @visitbritain @VisitEngland @dcms_secofstate [more...]
Google collaborates with Netherlands’ Mauritshuis to create virtual museum dedicated to artist Johannes Vermeer @mauritshuis @googlearts [more...]
Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges Sir Roy Strong @V_and_A @NPGLondon @Ecclesiastical [more...]
War of the Worlds to be reimagined as high-tech immersive experience for London @dotdotdot_UK [more...]
Lottery funded UK attractions offer free entry for Christmas @heritagelottery [more...]
New £16m arts and heritage centre planned for Oldham @OldhamCouncil [more...]
Arts Council study shows Britain's commitment to sustainability as culture organisations reduce carbon footprint by 35 per cent over five years @ace_national [more...]
Lady Cobham CBE has called for increased focus on work-based training opportunities, in order to face the challenges presented by a rapidly changing business environments [more...]
Exclusive: Joanna Lumley aims to open up a 'world of stories' as patron of Peter Pan literary attraction in Scotland @PPMBT [more...]
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