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Longleat Safari Park Monkeys Meet Their Match

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat’s infamous troop of mischievous monkeys have been wreaking havoc on unsuspecting motorists for decades.

However even they were a little overwhelmed when they came face to face with the might of the British Army.

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, which is based in Warminster, took one of their Warrior armoured vehicles through the monkey drive-through – much to the surprise of its simian inhabitants. Continue reading

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Somerset House set for Christmas success following a 38% increase in party bookings

Somerset House

Somerset House

Somerset House is looking forward to a busy festive season after revealing that its Christmas party bookings have risen by 38% since last year. Additionally, the number of bookings confirmed to date have risen five-fold compared with the same period in 2016.

The historic central London venue and centre for contemporary culture attributes the success to the launch and promotion of its Christmas party packages, released earlier in 2017. The packages offer guests a unique, traditional, festive experience which includes exclusive hire of the magnificent Seamen’s Hall, festive canapés, decorations, a DJ and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks for the evening. Continue reading

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Twickenham Experience unveils plans for new event spaces

Twickenham Experience unveils plans for new event spaces

Twickenham Experience unveils plans for new event spaces

Twickenham Experience has revealed plans for a number of new event spaces as a result of a major overhaul in Twickenham Stadium’s East Stand.

The new East Stand spaces are being developed to focus primarily on match-day following the launch of England Rugby Hospitality, a new venture which sees the Rugby Football Union (RFU) become the exclusive provider of all hospitality at Twickenham Stadium from autumn 2018, supported by long-standing official hospitality agent Keith Prowse. On non-match days, the new event spaces present a range of new opportunities for corporate events and a wide variety of private functions throughout the year, which will be managed by Twickenham Experience. Continue reading

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The Royal College of Physicians upgrades Osler Room ahead of 500th anniversary celebrations

Osler Room

Osler Room

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today unveils its newly refurbished Osler Room following an interior design overhaul to enhance the space ahead of the RCP’s 500th anniversary year in 2018.

The Osler Room has the capacity to host up to 300 guests for receptions, dinners and events and is the largest banqueting space in the building. The award-winning venue selected interior designer Wendy Purser to create a design in keeping with the prestige of the venue and its importance as a grade 1 listed modernist building. The upgrades had to meet the College’s strict heritage and conservation policies, with the work undertaken enhancing and complementing key existing features and elements within the room. Continue reading

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Caterham Championships Headline British Club Race Meeting At Rockingham Motor Speedway

Caterham Championships at Rockingham Motor Speedway

Caterham Championships at Rockingham Motor Speedway

MOTOR racing fans are in for a real treat at Rockingham this weekend (September 16/17) with a total of six Caterham championships headlining the British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) race event at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Widely accepted as providing some of the closest and most exciting racing in UK motorsport, one of the finest performance cars of all time will be descending on the venue, with Caterham Motorsport populating most of the timetable. Continue reading

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Longleat Safari Park’s Military Spectacular

Military Spectacular at Longleat Safari Park

Military Spectacular at Longleat Safari Park

Longleat is hosting its first ever Military Spectacular (September 30th & October 1st) to celebrate our Armed Forces.

The event, which will feature tanks, helicopters and military vehicles alongside live demonstrations, a marching band and parachute displays, will mark the Wiltshire Estate’s ongoing partnership with the Armed Forces.

Earlier this year General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, visited Longleat to officially witness the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant by Viscount Weymouth. Continue reading

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World Afro Day set for record breaker at Church House Westminster

World Afro Day / Church House Westminster

World Afro Day / Church House Westminster

Organisers of World Afro Day will be attempting to reach a new world record at Church House Westminster later this month in what is set to be the RecordSetter “Largest Hair Education Lesson” involving hundreds of children. This inaugural event is taking place on Friday 15th September and was recently endorsed by the United Nations and is set to be an activity filled day that challenges the perceptions of afro hair and celebrates its beauty.

The World Afro Day team will be teaching the expected 500 children attendees about afro hair through the themes of science and self-esteem. Continue reading

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Longleat Safari Park Set To Stage UK’s Largest Balloon Festival

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park

The skies above Wiltshire are set to be filled with dozens of spectacular hot air balloons as Longleat stages its annual Sky Safari (September 15th-17th).

Following on from the popularity of last year’s event, organisers are hoping this year’s will be the largest annual event of its kind in the UK with 130 balloons scheduled to take part over the three days.

Longleat’s very own lion shaped hot air balloon, Simbaloo, will be taking to the skies alongside penguins; Puddles and Splash, who will also be showing off their cute new penguin chick balloon at the event for the first time. Continue reading

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Rockingham Motor Speedway Welcomes Back 750 Motor Club For Annual Visit

Rockingham Motor Speedway

Rockingham Motor Speedway

September is set to be a very busy month for motorsport at Rockingham with three race meetings scheduled to be held at the Northamptonshire circuit over the coming weeks.

The action gets underway this weekend (September 9/10) when 750 Motor Club returns to the venue for what has now become an annual pilgrimage for its members and a regular fixture on the circuit’s race calendar.

Advance adult tickets are priced at just £12 per day and admission for children aged 15 and under is FREE ensuring families can enjoy some of the best action from the British Club motor racing scene at an affordable price. Continue reading

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Church House Westminster hosts inaugural Global Teaching Excellence Awards

Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster

The Higher Education Academy celebrated the first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA) with 150 attendees at Church House Westminster on Monday 4th September.

The Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) is the first global award to celebrate and reward institutional commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence in higher education. In partnership with Times Higher Education, the award was open to all providers of higher education and included entries from around the world. Continue reading

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