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18 Oct 2019

Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project

A long-planned project to drill for geothermal heat to power the Eden Project site in Cornwall will finally go ahead, after EU and Cornwall Council funding was approved. [more...]

18 Oct 2019

Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams' books

David Walliams, the comedian, actor and best-selling author, is partnering with the UK's Alton Towers Resort to bring characters from his children's books to life at the park in a new attraction: The World of David Walliams. [more...]

18 Oct 2019

UK government invests £250m into cultural and creative infrastructure projects

Funding support for York's National Railway Museum, Coventry's 2021 UK City of Culture programme and infrastructure and maintenance work at local and regional museums across the country are all included in the UK Government's proposed new Culture Investment Fund. [more...]

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Native Places opens UK's largest aparthotel with vast warehouse atrium

Native has opened the UK's largest aparthotel, designed by Archer Humphryes Architects, in Manchester's former Ducie Street railway goods warehouse. [more...]

Blackpool Museum to evoke lively spirit of UK's seaside entertainment heritage

A £13m (US$16.8m, €15.1m) project to create a museum that celebrates Blackpool's role in the development of British popular culture is moving forward, following the award of a £4m (US$5.2m, €4.7m) grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. [more...]

Silverstone Experience to open later this month following construction delays

The Silverstone Experience, a National Lottery Heritage Fund-backed project that will put the archive of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) on display to the public, will open in Northamptonshire, UK, on 25 October. [more...]

Macallan Distillery 'technically very impressive' says RSHP's Stephen Barrett

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) partner Stephen Barrett has praised the work carried out by his firm on the RIBA Stirling Prize-nominated Macallan Distillery, saying it is "technically very impressive". [more...]

Tim Marlow announced as next Design Museum director

London's Design Museum has named Tim Marlow – currently artistic director at the Royal Academy of Arts – as its new chief executive and director. [more...]

ITV plans immersive 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' attraction in Salford, UK

The TV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is to be used as the inspiration for a new theme park to be created in Salford, near Manchester, UK, where the ITV studios are based. [more...]

In brief:

UK government provides no-deal Brexit guidance for hospitality and tourism industry #Brexit #NoDeal #NoDealBrexit #EU #Boris #Tories [more...]
Science and Industry Museum restoration begins with work on Power Hall @sim_manchester [more...]
UK museum infrastructure is crumbling, warn sector leaders @MuseumsAssoc @nmdcnews @artfund [more...]
Neuroscience gets into the mind of the museum visitor @peabodyessex @BarrFdn [more...]
IAAPA opens new global HQ in Orlando @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA [more...]
Health and wellbeing focus for Eden Project North [more...]
West Midlands unveils tourism strategy to grow visitor economy by £1bn @WMGrowth #WestMidlands #Birmingham #Coventry [more...]
British Museum's Samsung Digital Discovery Centre upgraded with new tech @britishmuseum #SamsungCentre [more...]
Scape aims for city-wide AR through data gathering initiative @Scape [more...]
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