LondonTown.com: Take a theatrical tour round one of London’s greatest museums

Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum teams up with radical theatre company in 2015.

LONDON, October 15, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — One of London’s most innovative theatre groups are teaming up with the National Maritime Museum next year to bring a new type of exhibition experience to London’s museums. Punchdrunk, who specialise in site-specific immersive theatre that takes place around the audience bringing them directly into the story, will be presenting Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from 28th March to August 2015. The museum is part of Greenwich’s rich cultural fabric, as befitting its status as a World Heritage site. There are many museums, a great park, restaurants, cafes and hotels. For the latest deals on hotels in Greenwich, see LondonTown.com, the website that collates the best room rates in thousands of London hotels.

Against Captain’s Orders invites audiences to join an exciting world of maritime history and adventure aimed at 6-12 year olds and their families. It will take audience members on the adventure of a lifetime through the National Maritime Museum’s extraordinary collection of maritime artefacts. This theatrical journey through the museum will provide an experience the like of which has never been seen before. Punchdrunk have previously aimed their productions at adults, and in the process of transformed the unusual environment in which the performances take place with stunning set design and a truly immersive experience. Previous Punchdrunk plays have taken place in abandoned railway tunnels, overgrown Victorian gardens, warehouses and office buildings. With costume, plot and performance they will transform the National Maritime Museum.

Visitors will become members of a real life crew and be asked to work together to navigate their way through this adventurous exhibition. Tickets go on sale to the general public on 24 September. For more information on this and other events taking place at the National Maritime Museum and other museums and galleries in Greenwich in 2015, see the listings at LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: World’s best musicians head for London this half-term

Elvis Costello and Van Morrison among those performing at Bluesfest 2014

LONDON, October 15, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — For six days at the Royal Albert Hall next month, some of the world’s finest bands and musicians will perform to packed crowds. Bluesfest 2014 will take place between 26th October and 31st October and will feature a dazzling array of international stars from the worlds of blues, soul and jazz. The Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s greatest venues, hosting everything from classical music and circus events to boxing matches and tennis tournaments. For more on this and other events at the Royal Albert Hall, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find news on the latest deals for cheap hotels in London.

Alongside the headline concerts in the main auditorium each evening, which will feature a range of huge names from around the world including Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Gregory Porter, Level 42 and Sheryl Crow, the festival has also scheduled a full programme of daytime activity, which will see performances from some of the best blues acts in the business including Georgie Fame, Andy Fairweather Low, Mud Morganfield, Si Cranstoun   and Nell Bryden. Taking place during school half-term, the daytime programme will appeal to families, while providing young people with a unique introduction to the blues. For all the daytime events, admission is only £20 per day and kids go free.

Bluefest began in 2011 and from 2013 has been held entirely within the Royal Albert Hall. Leo Green, the Festival Director, says: “BluesFest has grown year on year to the point where we’re now programming over 40 acts and expecting to welcome 30,000 music fans across the week. It’s a truly special festival which we’re incredibly proud of and we’re really looking forward to sharing the experience with everyone.”

For more information on performers and ticket availability at this and other London music concerts in all genres, see LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists seeking the latest information on events and exhibitions in London.

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LondonTown.com: Prepare for a Rembrandt overdose this winter in London

Free exhibition at Kenwood House complements the National Gallery blockbuster

LONDON, October 14, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London is having a Rembrandt revival this autumn. At the same time as a landmark exhibition, Rembrandt: The Late Works, opens at the National Gallery (15th October 2014 – 18th January 2015), two early works by Rembrandt will go on display at The Iveagh Bequest at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath.  Kenwood House is located in the incredible Hampstead Heath, the huge expanse of wood, heath, hills and ponds that sits in the north of London, offering Londoners a slice of the country close to home. For those visiting London this winter, first check out LondonTown.com, London’s best website for the latest deals on hotels in London, as well as the best restaurants, shops, events and exhibitions.

Between October 2014 and May 2015, visitors will be able to see two of the renowned artist’s early works, both from around 1630 – Anna And The Blind Tobit  is on loan from the National Gallery while Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem  is on loan from the Rijksmuseum. For those art lovers seeking respite from the blockbuster at the National Gallery, or who merely want an extra dose of Rembrandt, this small display at a beautiful gallery on tranquil Hampstead Heath should be ideal.

Kenwood is famous for its world-class art collection including a Vermeer, a Turner, two Van Dycks and walls full of Gainsboroughs, Reynolds and Romneys, thanks to a bequest by Lord Iveagh in 1927 which left Kenwood and its collection to the nation. Following an extensive restoration and representation project, which was opened to the public last November, these famous paintings can all now be seen at their best in the new setting, and with free entrance. The gallery is maintained by English Heritage, while the Heath that surrounds it is run by the City of London. For more information about things to see and do in London this winter, see LondonTown.com, London’s best and most up-to-date listings website.

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LondonTown.com: Photography, textiles and snail juice at the Tate Modern this autumn

London gallery unveils typically eclectic shows to end 2014.

LONDON, October 14, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London’s Tate Modern, one of the most popular art galleries in the world and the thriving heart of London’s South Bank entertainment district, has announced its programme for the rest of 2014. The gallery is located inside an old power station by the river opposite St Paul’s, and within easy reach of several stations – including Waterloo, London Bridge and Blackfriars – as well as the City and West End. For more about the area, and to find the latest deals for a cheap hotel in London, see LondonTown.com.

From 9th October until 8th February 2015, the Tate will be holding Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010, featuring the work of an experimental artist who worked with all manner of materials, including meteor dust, soot and snail juice across a variety of media, encompassing painting, drawing, photography, film and sculpture. At the same time,Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know or The Weave Of Textile Language will be the new free installation in the gargantuan Turbine Hall, which greets visitors when they first enter the gallery. This sculpture brings together three specially-made fabrics, each of which combines natural and man-made fibres to create different textures in bright colours and suspended from the ceiling as a sculptural form.

Finally, Conflict, Time, Photography, which runs from 26th November 2014 to 15th March 2015, is a photographic exhibition that will highlight photographers who have looked back at moments of conflict, from the seconds after a bomb is detonated to 100 years after a war has ended. Staged to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, this major group exhibition offers an alternative to familiar notions of war reportage and photojournalism, instead focusing on the passing of time and the unique ways that artists have used the camera to reflect on past events. For more information on tickets and opening times for this and other events at the Tate Modern and other London art galleries and museums, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Major portraits on display in London 2015

Rare work by John Singer Sargent to go in display at National Portrait Gallery.

LONDON, October 14, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — It may be more than three months away, but London’s museums and galleries already have 2015 on their minds. The National Portrait Gallery is the latest London gallery to announce its major exhibition – Sargent: Portraits Of Artists And Friends, which will run from 12th February to 25th May 2015. The National Portrait Gallery is located in the heart of London’s West End in Trafalgar Square, where it is close to the action in the form of London’s best restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. For more about the area, see LondonTown.com, the best London website for tourists hoping to find a hotel in London.

Sargent: Portraits Of Artists And Friends will cover the work of John Singer Sargent, the American artist who as considered the finest portrait painter of his generation. Singer trained in Paris and worked mainly in London, where he was active from the 1870s to his death in 1925. The exhibition will feature a major array of loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America.

Spanning Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside, the exhibition will explore Sargent’s incredible circle of friends and his connections with many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. His portraits of these friends and contemporaries, including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, were rarely commissioned and allowed him to create more intimate and experimental works than was possible in his formal portraiture. The exhibition will be one of the highlights of 2015. For more information on this and other exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find details for other major London museums and galleries, as well as the latest information for hotel availability and rates.

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High season in Krabi, Thailand to be record-breaking as new flights and accommodations abound

High season in Krabi, Thailand to be record-breaking as new flights and accommodations abound Krabi, Thailand’s popularity has grown so much in the past few years that pundits are predicting this year’s high season (November-April) will be record-breaking. As a result, airline companies and the hospitality industries are ramping up their offers.

Krabi, Thailand, October 13, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — For years, Phuket, Thailand was the darling of tourism on the western shores of the Andaman Sea. Because of too much growth too fast, it became unpleasantly over-crowded and hectic. Krabi was the perfect alternative, with its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, fewer crowds, plentiful activities and extraordinary attractions.

A Relaxing and Refreshing Vacation Destination

Krabi Province, located on the southwest mainland coast of Thailand on the Andaman Sea is comprised of several districts. Archaeological evidence shows humans inhabited the area 25,000-30,000 years ago. Its colorful history includes pirates, merchants and sea gypsies.

Visitors looking for a secluded beach have no trouble locating one on from the approximately 132 inhabited and uninhabited islands. Tourists can participate in a number of water-related activities, including kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, shipwreck diving, sea cave exploration and fishing. The coral reefs are beautiful, and the sea is filled with exotic marine life.

The numerous and towering limestone cliffs draw rock climbers from around the world, with different levels of difficulty available, including climbs for beginners. Attractions include wildlife sanctuaries, natural hot springs, national parks, Buddhist shrines and temples, kickboxing matches, snake handling, shopping and more.

Travelers’ Demand Equals Additional Airline Routes
Before Krabi began to grow in popularity, most of the tourists came from Scandinavian countries and Europe. With positive economic changes in Asia, many travelers started coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and China, yet flights were few and far between. Recently, however, the airline industry has responded with a host of new routes and flights to Krabi.

In addition to their flights from Singapore and Bangkok that began last year, AirAsia just introduced a new round-trip route that flies between Guangzhou, on mainland China, and Krabi.

Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, and Tiger Airways have all increased the number of flights to and from Krabi, while the number of charter flights from Europe, Russia and Australia is also growing.

Krabi Nakharin Hospital, Krabi’s New First-Rate Medical Facility
Those travelers who fear that there are no advanced care medical facilities in Krabi can now rest easy. Krabi Nakharin is Krabi’s newly opened advanced-care hospital, rivaling the sterling reputation of the medical facilities in Bangkok. Knowing top-notch medical care is locally available is of great importance to older retirees and those planning extended vacations in Krabi.

The Growing Krabi Hospitality Industry
Just as there has been a need for additional airline flights to Krabi, there has been a need for more accommodations to house the growing number of visitors. With a lot of new construction, the hospitality industry has grown to be able to accommodate all the travelers coming to Krabi.

There are many different types of accommodations from which to choose: hostels, guesthouses, budget inns and hotels, boutique resorts, bed and breakfasts, and private villas. Big hotel consortiums, like the Ibis Styles Hotel with its newly opened 206-room facility, are coming to Krabi.

Krabi Beach House, New Rental Villas Offered by Krabi Riviera
Krabi Riviera Co., Ltd. is a well-established villa management and construction company in Krabi, Thailand, specializing in private luxury vacation homes. With the expected record-breaking high season and increased tourism, the company recently completed six new villas.

The Krabi Beach House is one of their newest editions. With enough accommodations to house 8-10 guests comfortably, it is the perfect holiday rental for a family reunion, a wedding, or a friends’ get-together.

Situated on a private beach, the villa has four individual, air-conditioned suites. All were built around the central living areas: a lounging TV/media room, a dining room, and open-air living space, providing maximum privacy and quiet.

The outdoors complements the beauty of the interior, with a private saltwater swimming pool surrounded by a deck that leads down to the landscaped gardens and the beach. Guests can use one of the villa’s two kayaks to paddle over to nearby Railay Beach, or arrange with the on-site concierge to have a longtail or speedboat pick them up at their private beach and take them to their desired location.

Pierre Yves Loriers, Managing Director of Krabi Riviera Villas said, “Krabi Beach House is the ultimate in private luxury villas. With its own fully equipped kitchen and beautifully appointed home sitting on a private beach, surrounded by lush gardens fronting the Andaman Sea, guests think they have found paradise on earth.”

As with all of Krabi Riviera’s other properties, the Krabi Beach House has wireless Wi-Fi Internet throughout the property, as well as 24/7 security.
The tourist industry is very excited about the coming high season, and all involved are prepared to ensure that travelers to Krabi have a memorable experience.

Contact-Details: Krabi Riviera Co., Ltd. villa management company, with 20 rental properties, including 4 waterfront villas: The Beach House and Amatapura Beach Villa no. 1, 12 and 14 in Ao Nam Mao, near Ao Nang.
Phone +66 (0) 75 695 633
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LondonTown.com: Friendship, love, and fighting for your rights in Made in Dagenham

An uplifting musical drama comes to London’s West End, says LondonTown.com

LONDON, October 13, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Made in Dagenham is a new musical drama based on a true story about love, friendship and fighting for equality. Staring former Bond girl Gemma Arterton and directed by Rupert Goold, the musical is set to be as popular as the film which inspired it.

“Funny and joyful” is how director Goold describes the story behind the new West End musical Made in Dagenham. The play is based on the real events of The Ford sewing machinists’ strike of 1968 in Essex. Arterton plays the fictional character of Rita O’Grady who acts as a spokesperson for the female plant workers who are told that, because their work is classed as unskilled, their pay grade would be dropped. By contrast, the men of the plant are paid more for their “skilled” work. While speaking out against the inequality and corruption at the plant, Rita tries to keep her family together. Grammy award-winning composer David Arnold, whose music appears on Hot Fuzz, the James Bond Series, and Sherlock, has scored the play in collaboration with Olivier Award-winning lyricist Richard Thomas whose opera Anna Nicole is currently showing at the Royal Opera House. Made in Dagenham is showing at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End. There are several restaurants in London which do theatre and dinner packages for this show.

Made in Dagenham previews begin on 9 October 2014 and the show runs until 28 March 2015. Tickets for some can be purchased online. Visit www.londontown.com for more information on booking cheap London hotels and more information about the Almeida Theatre.

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LondonTown.com: Murder, madness and mutiny in Greenwich this Halloween

Queen’s House gallery serves up a ghoulish feast of terrible tales from nautical history

LONDON, October 13, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — As Halloween looms ominously on the horizon, Greenwich’s Queen’s House gallery promises to offer a particularly intriguing event for the ghoulishly curious. The Queen’s House is one of several world-class galleries and museums in Greenwich, and for Halloween it will host Death In The Archives on 31st October, a special late-night event for macabre visitors. For those interested in the Queen’s House and other Greenwich events, as well as the best hotels and restaurants in the area, see LondonTown.com, the website compiled by London experts that has the latest news and prices for a wide range of London hotels.

Death In The Archives will hurl visitors into a world of shipwrecks, disease, cannibalism and taxidermy, taking you on a journey of maritime madness, mutiny and murder. Hear about Captain James Cook who went further towards both the South and North Poles than any explorer before him, survived a shipwreck and Antarctic ice, and died on Hawaii in a skirmish with islanders. Discover the grim tale of Henry Peglar, a member of John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition sent to discover the North West Passage who, driven mad by scurvy, wrote himself a series of remarkable notes that were found on his body after his death.

Then there is the tale of Cloudesley Shovell, who ignored his crew’s navigational advice at his peril, taking many to their deaths on the rocks of the Scilly Isles, and losing his own life to a local woman, who murdered Shovell for his ring. Finally, follow the epic saga of Matthew Flinders’ much-loved cat, Trim, who survived falling overboard, a shipwreck and imprisonment as a spy by the French, but then disappeared, probably eaten by hungry slaves. The tales will be accompanied by archive material from the gallery while there will also be taxidermy workshops, ‘Death Drawing’ sessions and candlelit tours of the ongoing exhibition, The Art of Science and Exploration 1768 – 1780. For more information, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Samuel Pepys joins the stars on show at Greenwich in 2015

Greenwich museums and galleries unveil their exhibitions programme for next year

LONDON, October 13, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Greenwich’s Royal Museums has announced its 2015 schedule, which contains numerous intriguing exhibitions and projects at the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory. Greenwich is one of London’s most picturesque areas, as well as one of the most historic. Visitors can chose from numerous museums and galleries, as well as a selection of some of the finest restaurants, bars, shops and hotels in London. For more on the area’s attractions, see LondonTown.com.

Highlights of the 2015 programme include the National Maritime Museum’s celebration of Stuart London with Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution (20th November 2015 – 28th March 2016) as well as the museum’s collaboration with the Punchdrunk immersive theatre group, with their family-friendly tour/exhibit Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted (28th March – August 2015).

At the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park, the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year (September 2015 – August 2016) promises to be hugely popular, while the Queen’s House gallery presents Unseen: the Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin (26 February 2015 – 26 July 2015), which takes the form of a feature-length film by acclaimed contemporary artist Dryden Goodwin that focuses on three individuals with a particular relationship to looking: a planetary explorer, an ophthalmic surgeon and a human rights lawyer. The solo exhibition will include intensive drawings made during the production of the film, as well as artefacts used by the subjects in their work.

Finally, the Cutty Sark Theatre – the unique theatrical space inside the Cutty Sark tea clipper – will have a variety of special events, including a Valentine’s special on 14 th February featuring live music performed in this remarkable intimate setting. Further events will be announced throughout the year. For more on this and other events taking place in Greenwich in 2015, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Dance Umbrella 2014 is new and exciting

New artistic director reinvents the dance festival programme, says LondonTown.com


LONDON, October 09, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Every year Dance Umbrella celebrates dance in all its form. From flamenco and hip-hop to ballet and contemporary, the festival commissions and co-produces a variety of new work for the stage and presents the best of British and international artists and inspires fledgling choreographers and dancers.

Founded in 1978, Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival and has an audience of over one million people annually. The aim of the festival is to bring outstanding international dance to the capital and to engage the public with dance and choreography. Dance Umbrella takes place this October at venues including The Place, Greenwich Dance Agency, Sadler’s Wells, the Barbican Theatre and Southbank Centre. The 2014 festival programme has been re-imagined and re-invented by new artistic director Emma Gladstone and there are some exciting productions waiting in the wings, including Stepping Stones which kicks off the festival with pieces by community-based youth groups and young choreographers. Alexandra Palace will be hosting experimental ice dancing, a first for London while another highlight is hip-hop show A Harlem Dream, which is set in the late 1920s and 30s when black poets, dancers, singers and musicians, converged in defiance against their ghetto status in Harlem . Plus, internationally celebrated French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj showcases his work Les Nuits (The Nights). Several workshops and professional development opportunities will also be available.

Dance Umbrella runs from 14-31 October 2014. Tickets for the various events, workshops and productions can be purchased online. Visit www.londontown.com for more information on booking a London hotel and more information about the festival.

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LondonTown.com: London’s new curiosity shop celebrates the strange

Hackney museum opens in November with a dedication to the macabre and the decadent

LONDON, October 09, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London will welcome an odd new addition to its vast rank of fascinating museums and galleries next month, with the opening of the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art And Natural History in Hackney. The museum is the work of Viktor Wynd, the creator and host of The Last Tuesday Society, a multidisciplinary celebration of the strange, uncanny and decadent that acts as a literary salon, art gallery and club night. The museum will open to the public on November 7th. For more about the museum’s opening times, and to find a cheap hotel in London, see LondonTown.com.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art And Natural History is the work of a singular mind, containing everything from dodo bones to McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, Old Masters to two-headed kittens, all taken from Wynd’s own collection of the fascinating and the macabre. The museum will be divided into two parts: the Upper Galleries, which will host two art exhibitions a year, and the double-vaulted basement Wunderkabinett, displaying the permanent collection of international antique oddities in custom-built and salvaged museum and jewellery cases. The first exhibition at the Upper Galleries will highlight the extraordinary work of the English Surrealists and Crypto-Surrealists, from Leonora Carrington to Austin Osman Spare.

The museum will also further enliven this rarely dull corner of London with a packed schedule of talks and demonstrations, ranging from aquarium husbandry to taxidermy. These will allow visitors to plunge deeper into the world of curiosity, whilst sipping cocktails and nibbling snacks prepared by the museum café and bar. For the particularly adventurous, The Lion Room – tucked deep in the bowels of the lower galleries – is available for private hire for dinners and intimate encounters for up to ten people. Seated on deep velvet banquettes, guests will dine off a sarcophagus holding a 19th-century human skeleton, surrounded by erotica and overlooked by a caged lion skeleton and a disturbingly powerful Mervyn Peake painting. For more information, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Almeida Theatre announces exciting programme for 2015

Productions include Shakespeare and a new play by Mike Bartlett

LONDON, October 09, 2014 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London’s Almeida Theatre has announced its new winter-spring season, which will bring another series of must-see productions to this London theatre in Islington. Performances include the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed Merchant Of Venice starring Ian McDiarmid, and the world premiere of a new play by Mike Bartlett called Game. The Almeida is located just off Upper Street, the buzzing Islington street that is jampacked with cool shops and great restaurants. For more on the area, and to see the latest deals for cheap London hotels, see LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists seeking the best information on events and happenings in the capital.

The Almeida’s winter season will kick off with a classic. Their production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice (5th December 2014 – 14th February 2015) relocates the action from Venice to Las Vegas, and features Ian McDiarmid as Shylock. McDiarmid is a previous Artistic Director at the Almeida but is best known for playing Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films. Between 7th January and 7th February 2015, the Almeida will present The Fever by Wallace Shawn in a suite of The May Fair Hotel. The play takes the form of a single searing monologue set in a hotel room, and it will be performed before a small nightly audience of 28 in the intimate surroundings of a room at the hotel

From 23rd February to 4th April, the Almeida will be staging the world premiere of Gameby Mike Bartlett, who has won awards for previous plays such as King Charles III,Artefacts, Cock and Love, Love, Love. Game takes place during a housing crisis and features a young couple who are offered their own home – but what will be the cost? The Almeida auditorium will be completely transformed for this ground-breaking production. Finally, the Almeida will host Carmen Disruption from 10th April to 23rd May 2015. This is a dramatic reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen, exploring the possibility of love in a fractured urban world. For more about tickets and current productions at the Almeida, see LondonTown.com.

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Give Thanks for a New You – Shape Up This Thanksgiving

Instead of pigging out this Thanksgiving why not spend a week in Hawaii with The Dragonfly family “Shaping up?”

Hawaii’s legendary Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center has found a great new way to give thanks to your body. This Thanksgiving they’re hosting a transformational 10-day weight loss/cleanse with MD and renowned women’s specialist, Dr. Diana Hoppe. (www.DrDianaHoppe.com.)

After failing to lose weight on numerous programs over the years, Dr. Hoppe, an OB/GYN, tried this program and had great success. She says, “With the Orenda ‘Clean Burn Shape,’ many people find they can lose up to a-pound-a-day–effortlessly. And why not do it in Hawaii at the beautiful Dragonfly Ranch?”

This program offers a week (with extra 3 days optional) of a simple detoxing cleanse that easily helps people drop unwanted fat. All meals, lodging, entertainment and educational programs are included in the 7 to 10-day package, beginning Nov. 22. For those not willing to part with tradition, there will be a Thanksgiving dinner that will include the traditional turkey (organic of course) as well as an array of fresh gluten-free, diary free and alternative options to suit the new you.

Barbara Moore, Dragonfly Ranch “soul” proprietor of 40 years, says, “This Thanksgiving cleanse gives health-conscious individuals a different perspective, providing a new lease on life. I’ve witnessed many people regain confidence and joy by learning how to take care of their bodies, letting go of stress and having fun!”

During this week at Barbara’s quirky B&B home overlooking the Kona Coast she will be offering optional spa pampering including exercise classes, lomilomi (Hawaiian massage) as well as a unique activities including aka aka (laughter therapy) and Puppy Therapy (with 3 month old Precious Lucy – free of charge). There will also be the chance to swim with wild dolphins in one of the three surrounding bays.

The cost for this all-inclusive week is $2,297.00 with an optional discount of $300 for those who book by Oct. 27 (only $1997.00). For anyone who would like to stay up to 10 days, each additional day is only $200.

To understand more about the unique quality of this experience, see the recent article featured in the May/June issue of Ke Ola Magazine:http://keolamagazine.com/flipview/may-jun_2014/#64. For more about the accommodations or to secure your spot see www.dragonflyranch.com or call Barbara Moore at 808-328-2159. To ask Dr. Diana Hoppe about her teachings, call her office in Encinitas, CA at 760-635-600

Contact-Details: The Dragonfly Ranch
Barbara Moore
84-5146 Keala O Keawe Road, Captain Cook, 96704
info@dragonflyranch.com
www.dragonflyranch.com

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