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Nairobi, Kenya, January 11, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — The Outstanding beauty of Kenya is well known and it continues to attract tourists in large numbers. From the savannah in the south, the deserts of the north, to Lake Victoria – the second largest fresh water lake in the world in the west, the tropical beaches in the east and the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya is evidence that Kenya has a great variety to offer to visitors.

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In game parks and reserve one is likely to view the elephant, the rhino, the buffalo, the leopard, the lion, the hippo, and crocodile. Giraffes numerous species of antelopes and birds can be viewd almost all year round. Indeed, Lake Nakuru is the largest ornithological spectacle in the world and the home to the world famous flamingo.

The leading Tours Company Cruzeiro Safaris limited has many of these tours available in their own booking platform and other distribution platforms throughout the world. One should take time to study the tours carefully that are very enriching in every aspect of the tours component found anywhere in the world. Starting from Nairobi City Tours, Tours from Mombasa, Kenya Safari Packages, Tanzania Safari Packages and Rwanda – Gorilla Safari Packages. There are also GREAT wildlife combinations from Kenya to Tanzania. Let the company know where one would like to visit or travel, for one to realize your safari dream in 2016 and 2017. One can also use Contact US form, to make any enquiries to Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

The White rhino, the waterbuck, the gravy zebra, baboon, hyena, warthog, pelican and several others are available, making the country one of the most visited in the region.

Kenya is rich in traditional dishes and varieties depending on the region. Maize and its various products, forms the staple for upcountry regions while rice is the main dish in the coastal region. The Maasai eat a lot of meat, while communities living in the Rift valley consume a lot of milk.

Among Kenyans, culture is one of the crucial factors in defining their music. Instruments used for traditional music includes the African drum (ngoma), a variety of rattle and shakers, small harps, the Wandindi and the Nyatiti. The popularity of music, both local and international spiraled in Kenya particularly in the 1960s with the arrival of independence and the electric guitar.

The most items of art and craft are found in almost all parts of the country at galleries or shops. They include Masai bead jewellery and figurines, music instruments, gold and silver jewellery, soap stone sculptures, wooden carving, tribal masks and paintings as well as batiks and kikoys – (a traditional wraparound “kanga” used mostly by women.

There are two rainy seasons, the long rains from April to May and the short rains in September and November. The National Language is Kiswahili and the official languages are Kiswahili and English. Indigenous languages are also widely spoken and vary depending on region.

Kenya’s varied Landforms, seascapes and landscapes give the country its unique climate, beauty, identity, culture and heritage. These include the coastline, coral reef, fresh water and salty lake, savannah grasslands, snow-capped mountains peaks, extinct volcanoes, forests, rivers, lakes wildlife and fertile soils.

Now that you plan your next holiday in Kenya or are already within the country where would you like to visit? There are many interesting tours and safaris that one can take from the main cities and towns that are from Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Kisumu, Nyeri , masai mara, Amboseli, etcetera etcetera.

One can also use Contact US form, to make any enquiries to Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

cruzeiro safaris logoContact-Details: Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya | URL: www.cruzeiro-safaris.com | Email| info@cruzeiro-safaris.com tel: +254-7223708330 or +254710729021

 

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“Distretto Cultura del Mare” promotes a new range of vacation packages for Sicily

Sicily, Italy, November 26, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — The Italian tourist District “Distretto turistico pescaturismo e cultura del mare” is glad to announce the launch of the sicilianjourney.com website, where users will be able to view and book a large range of vacation packages to visit the Sicily region in Italy.

The website will be available to users from November 26th.

The holiday packages are organized by type. The aim is to promote different types of vacation for different customers in order to respond to the various personal needs. Users will be able to find information about the following vacation packages: Art and Culture, Archeology, Culture of the sea, Events and Shows, Food and Wine, Sicily in winter, Long Stays, Popular Festivals, Religious Celebrations and Sport.

Stay tuned with the “Sicilian Journey” project.

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Travel Destination for 2016 is Kenya -Get the thrill and plan Early

Nairobi, Kenya, November 09, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Destination Kenya

Are there any destinations in the world which can evoke such powerful imagery as Kenya, one of East Africa’s premier destinations? Indeed, the acacia-dotted savannahs of Kenya http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya re inhabited by classic African animals, from towering elephants and prancing gazelles to prides of lions and stalking leopards. The country also plays host to the annual migration, the largest single movement of heard animals on the planet. However, what makes Kenya truly stand out as a travel destination is the vast palette of landscapes that comprise this visually stunning country. While the flaunted image of the savannah of Maasai Mara perhaps the single key selling point for Kenya’s tourist industry, intrepid http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=226/ travelers can also explore the barren expanses of the Rift valley, the glacial ridges of Mt. Kenya http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=214/ and the beaches of the Swahili coast. This rich diversity of quintessential Africanhttp://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/safari-twiga environments present opportunity for hiking, trekking, diving sailing and so much more But to simply focus on Kenya’s wildlife and nature is to ignore the people that make this country so dynamic. Kenya is a thriving multicultural country with a wide cross-section of everything that is classic and contemporary Africa. Everyday life brings together traditional tribes and urban families, ancient customs and modern sensibilities. And, while much of the East Africa has suffered from bitter feud between divided ethnic groups, Kenya has usually been regarded as an island of stability in a trouble region. Kenya may be a somewhat more intimidating destination that it once was, but remains one of the undisputed highlights of Africa. Check your inhibition, ignore the hype, bring your sense of adventure and get ready for some truly inspiring and life-changing travel.

Planning a trip to Kenya is a pleasure in itself: the country is so versatile that it’s virtually a blank canvas, catering equally for the thrill-seekers and sun-seekers, budget backpackers and high-end rollers, those who like it tough and those who just want to get going. Whatever you do here, you’ll discover that it’s very straightforward to sort yourself out of the ground and advance plans are very necessary.

When to go to Kenya: The main tourist season is January, February and March, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easy to spot. However, the parks can get crowded and rates for accommodation soar –also make sure you avoid Christmas and Easter unless you want to pay much higher prices. From June to October, the annual wildebeest migration takes place, with thousands of animals streaming into the Maasai Mara National reserve from Serengeti. During the long rains (the low season April to May) things are much quieter.

Itineraries and Classic Routes
Classic routes put you face to face with the continent’s most charismatic creatures. Safari njema – have a good trip!
Departing from Nairobi, Kenyas capital city one can enjoy the Nairobi city tours at any point where low or high season. Our first port of call is Maasai Mara National Reserve http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/maasai-mara. Between July and October, the Maasai Mara plays host to the annual wildebeest migration, which offers a definitive slice of safari Africa. Even if you can’t time your visit to coincide with this epic event, the Mara is still worth visiting as the famous national park in Kenya. The northern trails leads to Samburu National Reserve http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya/143-3-dayssamburu-by-road-lodges, a dusty, red, desert habitat that shelters’ species of animals not found elsewhere in Kenya. The safari trail continues down to Amboseli National Park http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya/142-3-days-amboselinational-park-by-road, which is regarded as one of the best places in Africa to get up close and personal with the heads of grazing elephants.

In search of the big five
The ultimate goal of any safari-gore is to spot the Big Five, namely lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. While you’re going to have to put in a lot of hours to spot them all-particularly the elusive leopard – this itinerary will have you ticking them off the list in no time. Start your search at Lake Nakuru National park, an alkaline lake in the Rift Valley, which is home to many thousands of pink flamingos and pelicans. This vitally important national park also protects the country’s largest population of endangered black rhinos, as well as large herds of buffalo. From lake Nakuru, your next stop is the obligatory Maasai Mara National Reservehttp://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/maasai-mara-by-air-at-kichwa-tembo-tented-campwhich is veritable lion country, With a little luck you can spot leopards lounging in trees, and cheetahs prowling around the savannahs, from Maasai Mara head south to Naivasha and visit the Hells gate National park swim in the hot water sulfuric swimming pool belonging to the geothermal energy plant. Then head south to the Amboseli national park for a wildlife drive through Kilimanjaro court. Against a back drop of Africa’s tallest peak, you will see dozens of elephants. From Amboseli it’s straight forward drive to the Tsavo West National Park and Tsavo East National Park. Kenya’s largest wildlife parks. As they are relatively undeveloped. Tsavo East and West are where you can truly have a wildlife experience. From here you can head down to the highway to ancient Swahili port of Mombasa http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/about-mombasa-safaris-, where you can either fly straight home or start a whole new journey exploring the Kenyan coast. Indeed, its’ just a short trip south west to the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary a small but important reserve that protects elephants migratory routes, and on to the densely forested Shimba Hills National reserve http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/about-mombasa-safaris-/230-mombasa-half-day-shiimba-hills home to the rare antelope.

Sun, Surf and Swahili
Whether you’re interest in exploring the remaining vestiges of Swahili culture, or simply kicking it on the beach for days on end, don’t miss the chance to explore Kenya’s sun-drenched coast. From the coastal getaway of Mombasa City, the first stop head south is Tiwi beach, a tranquil white-sand paradise that is popular with independents travelers. Just down the road, you can head on to the package holiday destination of Diani beach for a taste of the more full-on rest experience. Near the Tanzania Border are the Funzi and Wasini islands provide a dose of real, unspoilt coastal life and also afford easy access to the excellent Kisite Marine National Park. Here you can spot the Dolphins http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/about-mombasa-safaris-/234-mombasa-one-day-wasini-dolphin-tracking-adventure-tourcrashing each other it’s a wonderful complement to Kenya’s terrestrial wildlife destinations.

Back to the coastal trail make a quick stop in the charming town of Kilifi before pressing on to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve on the largest remaining tracts of indigenous coastal forest in East Africa. Further north are the Gede ruins and ancient Swahili City that dates back to the 13th century. Another historic town along the Swahili coast is Malindi, a 14th century trading post that is now one of the country’s leading beach destinations for Italian holiday makers. Your itinerary can end its peaks at the wonderful Lamu archipelago a veritable tropical paradise and Swahili heritage gem. One can take up the Summer Package staying in Mombasa and travelling to the Tsavo Park and back.

Roads Less Travelled: Desert Frontiers
This unbeaten trail winds through the harsh and barren landscapes around Lake Turkana, which dominates the northwest corner of the country. The Eastern getaway to this region is the small town of Isiolo, Just north of Mt Kenya. There are several good national parks and wildlife reserve in this area. One can plough through straight to the desert route and head up the rough road to Marsabit the dusty tribal centre of this remote area which boasts a fine national park. Assuming you are not tempted to hope over the border to Ethiopia at Moyale, a real wild frontier, take the western loop to Turkana via North Horr heading for the tiny lake side settlement of Loiyangalani a base for trips into even more remote parts of the country. From here the trail leads through again passing all kinds of scenic zones and the stopover towns of South Horr and Baragoi. It’s worth stopping for a couple of days in Maralal to replenish supplies and sample the joys of camel-trekking. Your could end your trip here but for the full effect, head up to the other side of Turkana, passing though the lush western area around marich to reach sweltering Lodwar and the lovely lake shore at Eliye Springs http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya/260-952-for-3-days-package-to-lake-turkana.

When is the best time to spot animals?
When you visit Kenya’s parks and reserves, you’ll be spending a lot of time craning your neck and keeping watchful eyes out for animals and birds. There are a few telltale signs to note, as we as a few things you can do to maximize your chances of spotting the Big Five. Most are just common sense.

The best time to view wildlife to between 6.30am and 9.30am and from 3.30am to 6.30 pm. Cruzeiro Safaris makes sure they you during these timings. Wildlife drives in the mid of the day are unlikely to turn up much, (although there are popular parks such as Amboseli and Maasai Mara), animals are actually changing their normal hunting habits to avoid the tourist. When the tourists head back to the lodges for lunch, the carnivores go out hunting – in peace. In wooded country, agitated and noisy monkeys or baboons are often a sign that there’s a big cat (probably a leopard) around. Vultures circling are not necessarily an indication of a kill below. But if they are gathering in trees and seem to be watching something, you can reasonably assume they are waiting their turn for a go at a carcass.

One final note – taking longer safari is great, but endless long days peering out of a sunroof, on bumpy roads, in the heat, eating the same food stuck with the same people can take its toll quicker than you might think. Any animal you see on the first day will be exciting, though sooner or later most travelers will experience safari fatigue, that jaded feeling of ‘not another zebra, I wanna see a freaking leopard’. If this happens a few cultural activities and afternoon’s relaxations or even just a quick swim can do wonders for keeping things fresh. Or just take an air package especially for single travelers.

Nairobi and around highlights:
Spotting wildlife in the most incongruous of surroundings at the Nairobi National Park, Watch the gleeful group of baby elephants http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-city-tours-/175-daphne-sheldricks-orphanage being bottle-fed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust, Tangling tongues with the rubber-necked ungulate at Giraffe centre, Broadening your appreciation of all things cultural and environmental at the National Museum, Surveying the Landscape from the grand heights of the Kenyatta Conference centre, Making the most essential foodie pilgrimage to the Carnivore and dancing it off at the Simba salon. Striking out for some proper exercise, walking through the incredibly scenic Ngong Hills, Visit the 2. And half hour away park to the Lake Nakuru http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-city-tours-/171-lake-nakuru-express-daily national park.

 

Contact-Details: Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya | URL: www.cruzeiro-safaris.com | Email| info@cruzeiro-safaris.com tel: +254-7223708330 or +254710729021

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Cruzeiro Safaris take on travel advisories lift TELL TRAVELERS TO TRAVEL

Nairobi, Kenya, July 30, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Tour operators and hoteliers in Kenya are finally having a breather after the travel advisories by the British government were lifted sometime in June, 2015. One can read the full statement on the FCO website for the British embassy. The coming of the President of the United States of America is another plus and boost to the tourism industry. Now travelers can flock the country Kenya with confidence.

The East African Adventure is awaiting all travel enthusiasts to enjoy last minute deals or just plan ahead for the long term safari adventure in 2015 and 2016. One thing for sure is that the annual migration of the wildebeest is still taking place regardless of the presence of any audience. Adventure travelers can take advantage of the 3 country VISA option for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. As we write this article we received a new circular British and Irish Nationals need a VISA to enter Kenya. The single entry visa allows a re-entry to Kenya from Tanzania and Uganda. Other arrangements can be made to Ethiopia and Zambia.

With the successful safari of camel derby in 2013 where we took a group of people and they won several awards in the derby, this year 2015 we anticipate to take even a large group of people. The takes place from 14-16 August, 2015 in Maralal, Samburu County. We have more information on our website and how to bookhttp://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya/274-fansof-maralal-carmel-derby-

Starting off is Kenya with its adventurous Game reserves or National Reserves which are set up and managed by the local authority where they located. The local communities interact freely with the wildlife before such areas are declared game reserves. Unlike National Parks, the local communities are allowed to live and graze their animals in game reserves. For example, the Maasai people live and graze their animals in Maasai Mara without being restricted by the management of the park. Game reserves may also be set up and owned and managed by private individuals with special permission from the Central Government. Golf holidays with adventure are also increasingly becoming popular. Adventures and sports enthusiasts are not left behing with the amazing 20days safari in Kenya and Tanzania with highlight visits to:

  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru National Park  
  • Lake Naivasha National Park  
  • Hells Gate National Park – cycling, walking, oljorowa gorge, sulphuric pool
  • Mount Longonot National Park 
  • climbing the crater approx 20kms  
  • Aberdares National Park 
  • Karura falls
  • Mount Kenya National park -mount climbing
  • Sweetwaters Sanctuary or Samburu National reserve
  • Amboseli National Park  
  • Tarangire National Park  
  • Serengeti National Par
  • Ngorongoro Crater  and Park 
  • Olduvai gorge  
  • Lake Manyara National Park  
  • Nairobi  and Arusha  
  • Carnivore restaurant
  • Nairobi City tour
  • Shopping

Safaris from Mombasa city which is located along the Kenyan Coast, has numerous beach resorts and apartments that one can choose from. City tours of Mombasa and Safaris to Tsavo and Amboseli Parks and the Summer package can be arranged.

We then head to the adventure of Gorilla trekking either in Uganda or Rwanda but we emphasize on Rwanda this time. Another breed of the Golden monkeys is also within reach from the Volcanoes National Park. The Golden monkey is a local sub-species of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the ‘Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forest of the Volcanoes National Park areas. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend time leaping form bamboo branches or flicking on the forest floor. Visitors are permitted to stay for 1 hour with the Golden monkeys just as with the Mountain Gorillas. In 4 days you can spend time in Rwanda on full adventure.

As much as it’s not on the agreement for the #EACVISA, Tanzania is also worth visiting. When we talk of Tanzania what comes in mind is its fame of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti or the spice Island of Zanzibar that comes in to our minds. Even though some tourist destinations have remained unpretentious and have hardly been exposed to the outside world. Departing on Sunday they offer 12 days of the Best of Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Another adventure that one can combine with the above 2 is the visit to Victoria Falls in Zambia or famously knows as Vic Falls. Taking a 5 day trip to the Livingstone area, Botswana for a river safari get on the 4×4 trucks for a game driver in the Chobe National park, take a guided tour to Vic falls and fly over the falls with a helicopter. Later on take a sunset cruise on Zambezi River. They package it to fly from Nairobi’s capital and return there. This makes it easy for one to just book their inward and outbound flights from home to Nairobi.

Short tours or trips can be organized locally from Nairobi, Mombasa or Arusha.

This is the right season for travelers all over the world to head to Kenya.

About cruzeiro-safaris.com  
Cruzeiro-safaris.com is established in Kenya, incorporated in 2004. Its core business is safari packages and day tours complemented by air travel. It has a well established wealth of experience in arranging memorable tours and safaris and has established a client base that provides us with repeat business year after year. Comment on our blogspot; follow us on facebook, twitter or YouTube. Safaris in Kenya may be tailored to the tourist’s taste and can extend to Tanzania and Uganda.

For further information, clarifications, queries and reservations, please contact;
Claudia Kabui : Email: claudia@cruzeiro-safaris.com |Website: www.cruzeiro-safaris.com Landline: +254(0)20-7786382 | Mobile: +254722370833 + 254710729021 KATO Full member No.377

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A Sweet Spin on Moonshine for Bloomery Distillery

Charles Town, West Virgina, July 03, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel site TripAdvisor has published its list of the 50 most loved and most talked about food and drink tours in almost every state across the U.S. And in West Virginia, the winner is Bloomery Plantation Distillery.

Capitalizing on the craving for locally sustainable craft distilleries and the nostalgia for moonshine, Bloomery’s SweetShine line of naturally flavored liqueurs are handcrafted from farm-fresh roots, fruits, and nuts.

The freshness of the line’s ingredients cannot be questioned, with all agricultural ingredients grown at the distillery’s own farm, local neighboring farms or other small American farms.

To date, more than 60,000 premium drink devotees have toured the distillery to savor an artisanal cocktail – whether it’s the ‘moonshine milkshake’ innovatively called Cremma Lemma or the chilled Chocolate Raspberry (a shot in hot coffee is bound to change one’s morning routine). With more than twenty-one international awards and too many cocktail enthusiast praises to count, the company is doing its part to take the restaurant, bar and hospitality industries to tasty new levels.

The entire process of creating the SweetShine line is handcrafted – from the hand-zesting of every lemon to the hand-chopping of the ginger to the hand-making of syrups to the actual handwriting that goes on every bottle of every label. Company founder Linda Losey claims with pride, “Consumers like a little bit of the unusual and appreciate our whimsical approach, but quality and taste are paramount – this is why we grow our own Italian lemons and Hawaiian ginger as well as our own black walnuts, pumpkins, and raspberries. Losey goes on to say, “Our fans trust our brand…and are comfortable and confident that when they grab a bottle of SweetShine, they can add it to any of their current cocktails and they’ll create a fresher, higher quality, premium cocktail that was a breeze to make.”

Bloomery SweetShine is currently distributed to retailers, bars and restaurants in 42 states and is on the fast track to further expand distribution.

About Bloomery SweetShine
Since opening as a mini-distillery in the agri-tourism industry in September of 2011, Bloomery Plantation Distillery has been capitalizing on the craving for locally sustainable craft distilleries, the nostalgia for the prohibition-era and the explosion of fruit flavored liqueurs through its hand-crafted, award-winning SweetShine line. With a sweet spin on moonshine, the company makes moonshine drinkable through its award-winning liqueurs that are hand-crafted from farm-fresh fruits, roots and nuts. To date, more than 60,000 premium drink devotees have visited the distillery to enjoy a SweetShine artisanal cocktail of their own amid affable company.

The distillery boasts a wildly unique, imaginative and fiercely dedicated staff led by company founder, Linda Losey. For staffers, SweetShine represents far more than just a product line but rather is regarded as a foundational philosophy—an adventurous and even risk-taking way of doing things…a spirited and amusing outlook on life. This viewpoint guides everything the company creates, and Bloomery’s passionate one-of-a-kind team attracts customers from around the world who believe in, connect with and trust the SweetShine brand.

The distillery, located two miles east of Charles Town, West Virginia, is situated on a 12-acre parcel of land where they grow farm-fresh ingredients used in the elixirs, including ginger, raspberries and lemons, among others. Putting their unique spin on the process of making moonshine, Bloomery’s all natural SweetShine is crafted using time-honored recipes with 190 proof ‘shine, pure cane sugar and garden-grown ingredients. The entire process is hand-crafted—from the hand-zesting of every lemon, to the hand-chopping of the ginger, to the hand picking of raspberries, to the hand-making of its syrups, to the handwriting that goes on every bottle of every label. Each batch is individually proofed; the finished liqueurs range from 40° to 70°. Truly handcrafted. And it shows. Just a touch of SweetShine quickly creates a classic cocktail with a twist—goodbye to boring unadventurous drinking! Bloomery SweetShine is currently distributed to retailers, bars and restaurants in 42 states, and continues to expand distribution nationally.

Learn more about the brand and its admirable approach online at www.BloomerySweetshine.com

Contact-Details: Merilee Kern
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Lua Hadar with Twist Swings it in French at Society Cabaret Bastille Party

San Francisco, CA, July 03, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist returns for an encore performance of their popular French Music Hall show, “C’est Magnifique!” This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and special guest Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Saturday, July 11 at 8pm (seating from 7pm) at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Tickets start at $25 (NO FEES) at Ticketmaster or societycabaret.com Or call 415-857-1896. Full bar, great food. More info at www.luahadar.com.

The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of American songwriter Cole Porter; hence the title “C’est Magnifique!” a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can.

Dave Sturdevant’s harmonica brings a Toots Thielemans-style to the show, in addition to the gypsy sound of his swinging guitar.

French songs by Charles Trenet, Maxime LeForestier, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg round out the set list, and as ever, Lua’s fun and quirky stories provide her personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not.

Hadar is no stranger to France or French music, having just returned from teaching a master class in France on American Jazz Standards.

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[TICKETS: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/229943/1911076?Brand=societycab]

ABOUT TWIST:
Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s cosmopolitan jazz ensemble TWIST has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, where, on a return engagement, she previewed “C’est Magnifique!” to an enthusiastic full house before bringing it to San Francisco’s Society Cabaret for its first run in November 2013. The show was reprised last year and became a Society Cabaret tradition, presented each time with a different featured instrumentalist.

Hadar has released three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist. The most recent, “Like A Bridge,” was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project. The “Like A Bridge” DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater.

“…such a lovely variety of songs from cabaret traditions of Paris (and beyond), that we might as well have been in a brick-walled basement room in the Quartier Latin.” – Talkin’ Broadway

“First call band of international talent and an innate gift of swing.” – Critical Jazz

For more information on Lua Hadar with Twist, see luahadar.com, iTunes, youtube, facebook, twitter and most major music sites.

ABOUT THE HOTEL REX AND SOCIETY CABARET:
The Hotel Rex is San Francisco’s answer to New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel, located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason. Surrounded by 1920’s and 30’s style artwork and glamour, guests can linger in the Library Bar for cocktails and conversation. A menu of American classics with a European influence is available in the cabaret room as small plates or dinner. Society Cabaret patrons are immersed in an ambiance of arts and culture, in a true cabaret setting. Society Cabaret has received acclaim from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and has expanded this year with venues in San Diego and San José. (http://societycabaret.com)

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ROAMING with RUDY, PARIS! New Kids-Only Travel Guide Series from Sage Press

Park City, Utah, June 26, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Do you want to get your children involved in vacation planning or encourage them to learn about world geography and culture?

Multiple award-winning Author/Illustrator Corinne Humphrey and Sage Press Books (http://www.sagepressbooks.com) would like to present Roaming with Rudy, Paris!, the first book in the new “Roaming with Rudy” series of guidebooks just for kids. Dedicated to young travelers everywhere, each city guide is filled with photographs, illustrations, maps, fun facts, travel journal, activity pages and more.

Kids may recognize Rudy and Corinne from their three earlier award-winning children’s picture books: The Tao of Rudy; Shoot for the Moon, Lessons on Life from a Dog Named Rudy; and Wake Up to Love, Lessons on Friendship from a Dog Named Rudy. Corinne’s other career as a Delta flight attendant and travel photographer for Lonely Planet and Getty Images allows her the opportunity to roam the globe enjoying new experiences. With the new “Roaming with Rudy” series, Corinne and Rudy hope to share their love of travel and inspire kids to become avid voyagers and cultural ambassadors.

The world awaits! “Embark” on Rudy’s big adventures and get a dogs-eye view of Paris and other select cities. Roaming with Rudy books are available directly from Sage Press (http://www.sagepressbooks.com), at select Independent bookstores and at Amazon.com.

Attention Media: Hi-resolution images available upon request.

**Rudy’s puppyhood was filled with abuse and numerous stints in shelters and foster homes before he found Corinne at Friends of Animals Utah’s “Furburbia” adoption center. We donate a percentage of net sales of all Rudy books to FOA Utah and similar animal rescue groups so that other dogs can find good homes too.
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LondonTown.com: London landscapes celebrated in new exhibition

South London parks are the subject of new photographic exhibition at the Horniman Museum.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — A new photographic exhibition celebrating London’s lesser-known landscapes open this month at one of London’s friendliest museums. South London Landscapes is now open at the Horniman Museum And Gallery this week and runs throughout the summer, featuring photographs of the Horniman itself as well as other picturesque public spaces in and around south London. The Horniman is one of London’s liveliest small museums, boasting excellent natural history and music galleries, a small aquarium and extensive landscaped grounds. For more information, and to see the latest deals on London hotels, see LondonTown.com.

South London Landscapes features photographs taken by London-based landscape photographer Max A Rush. The photographs, which include pictures of the Horniman Gardens, are taken in unusual and beautiful weather and capture how the passage of the seasons and the forces of the weather transform the appearance and character of the local landscape. Areas featured in South London Landscapes include Brockwell Park, Crystal Palace Park, Dulwich Park, Dulwich Wood, Ruskin Park and the Horniman Gardens.

Max Rush says: ‘These are a few of my favourite locations around south London. I’ve continually returned to them over the years, watching the seasons pass and the elements batter, freeze and occasionally warm their well-worn faces. I’ve witnessed moments of transcendental beauty in familiar places and endeavoured to capture them as truthfully as I can. So many people fight their way out of the city every week for the sake of nature, but perhaps what they’re looking for was here all along.’ For more information on this and other exhibitions and events taking place at the Horniman this summer, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Groundbreaking London exhibition looks at post-war Black British artists

Guildhall Art Gallery explores the work of little-known but pivotal Afro-Caribbean artists

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — A groundbreaking new exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London will look at the little-known and rarely exhibited history of 20th-century Black British art. No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 runs from 10 July 2015 to 24 January 2016, and will explore the history of art produced by Britain’s Afro-Caribbean citizens, reflecting their experiences in the country after the major emigrations that occurred following the end of the Empire at the conclusion of the Second World War. For more information on this and other exhibitions in London this summer, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find information on London events and cheap London hotels.

At the heart of the exhibition will be a recreation of the Bogle-L’Ouverture Walter Rodney bookshop, created by renowned artist and curator Dr Michael McMillan (West Indian Front Room) and sound and visual specialists, Dubmorphology. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a stunning multi-sensory, multi-visual experience including works of art, sculpture, photographs, paintings, letters and other artefacts from more than 25 prominent Black artists during this period including Eddie Chambers, Sonia Boyce, Denzil Forrester and Chila Kumari Burman.

Influenced by the emergence of newly independent African and Caribbean states, global liberation struggles, the fight against unfair discrimination and an insistence on dignified citizenship within Britain, these artists found expression by way of ‘creation for liberation’. The exhibition will explore these struggles and celebrate their contribution through four themes: ‘Elbow Room’, ‘Broad Shoulders’, ‘Clenched Fists’ and ‘Open Arms’.

Throughout its tenure, No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 will also play host to a series of scheduled events enriching the visitor experience through a diverse range of educational talks, workshops and gallery tours. For more information on this and other exhibitions in the City of London, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Cutting-edge US artist receives first major European show in London this summer

Raven Row gallery in Spitalfields hosts a retrospective of ground-breaking US artist Larry Johnson.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — One of America’s most interesting contemporary artists is to receive his first major European exhibition at a new gallery that focuses on cutting-edge, avant-garde art. Raven Row is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition centre in Spitalfields that is housed within two eighteenth-century merchants’ houses integrated with new galleries and its next exhibition, Larry Johnson: On Location runs from 11 June to 9 August 2015. It is directed and funded by Alex Sainsbury of the Sainsbury family, whose family have funded many great art projects in London, such as the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery. Raven Row is a very different enterprise, offering thoughtful shows on lesser-known artists and allowing visitors to explore the fascinating quarter of Spitalfields. The area is filled with fashionable boutiques, great shops and cool bars and restaurants. To explore its attractions, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest room rates for hotels in London.

On Location brings together a selection of works by Larry Johnson from the early 1990s to the present. The show’s uncontested star is Los Angeles, the city in which Johnson has lived and worked all his life. For over thirty years, LA’s physical and imaginary appearance has served as the set for the artist’s photo-based investigations of the glamour industry, replete with fading stars and premature deaths. Johnson’s work bears the marks of a generation of artists sampling readymade images and texts to create seductively laconic pictures. Yet the colourful sheen of Johnson’s photo-based works is also a foil for sexual, political and semantic tension. The artist’s pictures are encryptions of a Hollywood demi-monde, referring to the cultures from which his work emerges queer, political, filmic and theoretical.

The exhibition is curated by Los Angeles-based writer Bruce Hainley, and by Antony Hudek, Curator and Deputy Director of Raven Row. Commie Pinko Guy, a publication edited by Hainley with new essays by Morgan Fisher, Lisa Lapinski, Hainley, Hudek and Wayne Koestenbaum, as well as reprints of classic underground queer writing, will accompany the exhibition. For more information on this and other exhibitions in London’s cutting-edge contemporary art scene, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Classic London cinema at the Southbank all summer

BFI Southbank unveils new season dedicated to films exploring the UK capital.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — London On Film is a new major season of films at the BFI Southbank that will explore and celebrate the capital for four months from 1st July to 9th October. This is the first time the BFI has ever celebrated the city in which it is based, and will feature 200 films, a number of which have been unseen since they were first filmed, offering an extraordinary perspective of the city from the past 120 years. The BFI Southbank is the national home of cinema, featuring three state-of-the-art screens in Waterloo on the Southbank.For more on this vital cultural quarter, as well as the latest rates forLondon hotels, seeLondonTown.com.

The London On Film season will include events such as a Soho Weekender (24-26 July) to celebrate the unique culture of Soho captured in films from 1896 – 1985 such as West End Jungle (1961), The Small World of Sammy Lee(1963) and Sunshine in Soho (1956). There will also be a discussion event Vanishing Soho on the state of Soho today in the light of current major changes for those who live and play there. It will include some of the earliest films ever made, such as RW Paul’s Blackfriars Bridge (1896(. Films from major filmmakers include Anthony Asquith’s evocative Underground (1928), the first feature to be shot on the underground and Nicolas Roeg’s Performance (1970), which takes us into the dangerous realms of psychedelic and sexual experimentation. There will also be films by Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Winterbottom and Otto Preminger.

Black experience is highlighted in a series of key films including Earl Cameron’s pioneering role as a black sailor in the crime drama Pool of London (1951) with fine use of locations around Tower Bridge, Poplar, Southwark and the City; Cameron also stars in the little seen The Heart Within (1957) another crime thriller set in London’s Docklands. Sapphire (Basil Dearden, 1959) is a film-maker’s response to the Notting Hill race riots wrapped up in a murder mystery while Babylon (Franco Rosso, 1981) shows the demoralisation of black youth, and offers an eerily prescient portrait of the situation in Deptford which would give rise to the Brixton Riots of the same year. For more information, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: British Museum gets its medals out for the great French Sun King

Free exhibition at the museum showcases remarkable 17th-century emblems of Louis XIV’s reign

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — The British Museum is holding a new exhibition that looks at the medals drawn from the reign of the great French Sun King, Louis XIV. Triumph and disaster: medals of the Sun King runs from 4 June to 15 November and marks the tercentenary year of the death of Louis XIV. It is one of several free exhibitions that are held at the British Museum every year to draw attention to the many easily overlooked marvels within its collection and to present them in new ways to mark anniversaries or to reinterpret the material. For more information on the full programme of exhibitions at the British Museum, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest information on cheap hotels in London.

The Louis XIV medals are preserved as they were in Louis XIV’s own day and includes contributions from the British Library which has a unique manuscript scrapbook of drawings and notes on the creation of the history, and the V&A. The medals were a way for the king to portray his reign and the greatest writers (including Jean Racine), historians, artists and medalists of the day were brought together by the king to ensure that posterity would see his rule as Louis wished it to be seen: the reign of an ideal and ever victorious monarch.

The early medals portray a dazzling image of a ‘Sun King,’ who is represented as hard-working, accessible, generous and just; a king that worked for the benefit of the people, glorifying as much in their happiness as in victory over his enemies. The picture changed as war succeeded war and defeat succeeded victory. The later medals, though careful to represent only French successes, are so numerous that they give the impression not of victory but of endless and draining warfare.

Elsewhere in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, medals were produced that mocked and satirized the official French medals. These rival medals showed the French sun eclipsed by the zodiacal signs of his enemies, and Louis as an old man being roundly beaten by Queen Anne. Collectively, these medals and attendant literature present a fascinating and unique self-portrait of a regime which dominated Europe for nearly sixty years, and which established the primacy of French taste and French culture for over a century.

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LondonTown.com: Art film screenings at London’s best gallery this summer

Tate Modern screens new and classic avant-garde and artists’ films this summer.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — The Tate Modern has announced its summer season of cinema screening and film premieres, which will take place in the gallery between May and July 2015. The Tate Modern is one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, and its extensive programme of events includes a summer film season that introduces new art film as well as rarely-seen work by inspiring and maverick filmmakers. The screenings cost £5. The gallery is located on the South Bank close to Blackfriars, London Bridge and Waterloo rail stations. For more information on things to do in the area, and to see the latest rates for cheap hotels in London, see LondonTown.com.

Films programmed this summer at the Tate include Agnes Martin’s Gabriel on 5 June, which takes place in conjunction with Tate Modern’s retrospective of Agnes Martin. This evening presents the artist’s only completed and rarely screened film. It follows the wanderings of a ten year old boy in rural New Mexico, where Martin lived and worked, in a contemplative study of landscape and nature. On 12 June, Sharon Lockhart will present her newest body of films and photographs in a unique opportunity to see this ambitious work in progress, followed by a conversation with Tate’s senior curators Catherine Wood and Andrea Lissoni. Created in collaboration with a group of 15 young women in Poland, the project empowers the authority of the girls’ voices and their perspectives on the world. Over the weekend from 19-21 June, Parviz Kimiavi will feature. Spanning four screenings over three days, this will be the UK’s first major survey of maverick filmmaker Parviz Kimiavi, a pioneer of alternative cinema in 1970’s Iran. Kimiavi created surreal and hallucinatory films, using non-professional actors and harsh desert landscapes.

On 26 June, A Night at the Pictures: An evening for Larry Johnson will honour the legacy of artist Larry Johnson. Curator Bruce Hainley and writer Wayne Koestenbaum will discuss his work, followed by a specially selected cult film. On 8 July, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc’s new film will be screened. This addresses political issues alongside scientific and anthropological histories. Drawing on a personal photographic archive, the film presents a young fictional researcher who leads a group between the IFAN Museum in Dakar and the Musée de l’Homme in Paris. The screening will be introduced by a live concert by the electronic music act PAL. Finally, over three days from 10-12 June, The Film Will Always Be You: South African Artists on Screen will explore the film work of key artists in South Africa. It begins with a rare showing of William Kentridge and Angus Gibson’s Freedom Square and Back of the Moon 1986 (part of the Johannesburg Free Filmmakers’ Co-Operative) and ends with the UK premiere of Robin Rhode’s Recycled Matter 2015. For more information on this summer of screenings, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Top London Festivals in June 2015

Festivals of love, food, architecture and street theatre draw thousands to London 

LONDON, June 04, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — June in London brings the month-long London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Festival, Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre and the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. See more information about these and 69 of the best London events highlighted by LondonTown.

Google’s office of the future, the National Trust’s Mobile Museum, and SelgasCano’s Serpentine’s Pavilion are amongst 220 events making up the city-wide London Festival of Architecture 2015.

The City of London Festival (22nd June – 10th July 2015) sees the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform at St Paul’s Cathedral while the playful pop-up Bowler Hat creates a temporary performance space in Paternoster Square.

The Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love (Saturday 6 June until Sunday 31 August), takes its inspiration from Nelson Mandela. There are installations, exhibitions and performances for all the family in the theatre pop-up, Roundabout by Paines Plough. The Festival of Love culminates in the Big Wedding Weekend (29th & 30th August) when Southbank Centre welcomes all couples to marry in mass ceremonies in the Royal Festival Hall.

The nine day Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (26th June to 5th July 2015) opens with an epic outdoor spectacular by highly regarded French street theatre company La Compagnie Oposito presenting the UK premiere of Kori Kori, a processional theatrical journey through Greenwich.

Pop music festivals in London in June 2015 include Barclaycard presents British Summer Time which brings top performers including The Strokes, Blur, Kylie, The Who and Taylor Swift to Hyde Park. In between music acts there’s midweek comedy from Rich Hall, Ed Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon as well as a family event featuring Union J, Justin Fletcher and other CBeebies favourites.

Returning for its 23rd year with 10 nights of concerts and comedy, the Hampton Court Palace Festival presents Jools Holland, John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Paloma Faith, Alfie Boe, Peter Andre, and Burt Bacharach. A first for the festival, there’s a double bill of comedy from Alan Davies and Paul Merton on 17th June, all in the open-air courtyard of King Henry VIII’s west London palace.

For more information on these and other great London events in June 2015, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com offer five pairs of tickets to Taste of London

Win tickets and sample food from 40 of London’s hottest restaurants

LONDON, June 04, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — LondonTown has teamed up with top food festival, Taste of London, to offer five lucky winners a pair of tickets to the al fresco gastronomic showcase at Regent’s Park, and for those who want to stay in the city overnight there are many London hotels, from five star to affordable but trendy hotels, to choose from.

Always a foodie highlight of the summer, Taste of London offers a tantalising selection of world-class chefs and 40 of London’s hottest restaurants all gathered together in one place at London’s Regent’s Park from 17th – 21st June 2015.

New London restaurants taking part in the 2015 festival include contemporary Chinese restaurant Chai Wu, South East London’s latest haunt Artusi, Jose Pizarro’s authentic Spanish Pizarro, The Clove Club which serves cutting edge cuisine in Shoreditch Town Hall, The Palomar with its modern fare from Jerusalem and contemporary Japanese cooking from Aqua Kyoto.

Further new London restaurants partaking in Taste of London are Peruvian hotspot LIMA Floral, Anna Hansen’s newest venture, Modern Pantry mark II, and Marcus Wareing’s Tredwell’s.

Returning again are Taste of London favourites The House of Ho, L’Anima, Club Gascon, Spice Market, Ember Yard, Duck & Waffle, SushiSamba and Roka.

Top chefs Marcus Wareing, La Gavroche’s superstar sous chef Monica Galetti and the man responsible for revolutionising the way we eat Indian food, Atul Kochhar, are all appearing at Taste of London in 2015. Added to the mix are Mexican street food chef and entrepreneur Thomasina Miers, and Michelin starred Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes, head chef at celebrity favourite Chiltern Firehouse.

To enter the LondonTown Taste of London competition, go to LondonTown, answer the simple question and email your answer before 12noon on Monday 8th June 2015. The website also has a large number of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the current London events.

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Cruzeiro-safaris.com: Kenya expectant on increasing tourist visit in 2015

Nairobi, Kenya, May 07, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Focusing on the Amboseli National Park one can easily connect into Tanzania and Mombasa city in Kenya. This is one of the nearest parks that one can enjoy to visit any time of the year from Nairobi. If one is attending a conference or meeting in #Nairobi spare some 2 or 3 days to visit this park.

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Park size 390.26 sq. Km and its Climate Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm, Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December. One can visit this park al year round, Daily 6.00 am -7.00 pm including public holidays. No entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed entry after 6.00pm . One can bring Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.

Cruzeiro Safaris offers some packages for 1 night or 2 nights to Amboseli National Park and they can depart either in the morning or in the afternoon whichever is suitable to the clients.

Prices range from USD320 per person to USD506 per person this will depend on the number of people and the place rating for accommodation one will have chosen.

For more information go to: http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya/364-amboseli-safari-1-night– or http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya/142-3-days-amboselinational-park-by-road

Other destinations with great safari experiences include Tanzania’ s greatest secrets , the Gorilla experience in Rwanda, the amazing wonder of Victoria Falls in Zambia and many other Kenya Safaris and Nairobi City Tour Options available on our website.
Also a major event coming up soon from is the Lake Turkana Cultural Festival from 27 May to 02 June, 2015. http://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/kenya/368-lake-turkana-cultural-festival– One can join for only USD770 per person. This is a camping safari.

On a light note we are hoping that with the coming of the President #BarackObama of United states all countries will lift all their travel advisories so that their citizens can be able to comfortably travel with ease of mind.

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LondonTown.com: Lost legend of British art acclaimed in new exhibition

One of Britain’s great portrait artists is celebrated at National Portrait Gallery.

LONDON, April 29, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — The National Portrait Gallery, one of the world’s leading galleries in portraiture art and photography, will be rediscovering the work of a lost great of British art. Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter (15th April-13th September 2015) will be the first ever display of works by the seventeenth-century artist Cornelius Johnson, forgotten court painter to Charles I. It will include four rarely seen portraits of royal children, all from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, to tell the story of one of Britain’s most successful and prolific artists. The National Portrait Gallery is located in the heart of the West End in Trafalgar Square. For visitors to London hoping to learn more about this and other exhibitions in London this year, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest listings for restaurants, as well as details on summer events and cheaphotels in London.

The exhibition will include portraits of Charles I’s three royal children – the future Charles II, the future James II, and Mary, later Princess of Orange-Nassau. These are poignant reminders of their tumultuous lives (partly spent in exile), while the fourth portrait, of Mary’s son William, was painted when the boy’s position was in jeopardy. Largely neglected by both British and Dutch art historians, Johnson had the bad luck to be overshadowed as a court painter by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), who settled in London in 1632 to work for Charles I, and then to have his own British career curtailed by the British Civil Wars. Having been trained in the Netherlands, and having painted Charles I and the elite of the period, many of whom were soon to be engulfed in the Civil Wars, Johnson was a chronicler of a doomed generation, on the edge of war.

The display will contain eight painted portraits and six print from the National Portrait Gallery’s primary and archive collections, most of them rarely seen, and three paintings from Tate which have never been previously displayed together. This will be the first show ever on this artist’s work. For more information on this and other exhibition in London this summer, see LondonTown.com

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LondonTown.com: New gallery opens for business in London’s East End art world hotbed

Wapping warehouse showcases best of East London artists throughout May.

LONDON, April 29, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Some of the most talented artists in London will be showcased in a new exhibition announcing the arrival of a fantastic new venue on the London arts scene. The 2015 East London Painting Prize will beheld at The Rum Factory, Pennington Street in Wapping from 30th April to 17th May 2015, the first time the space has been utilised for exhibitions. For more information on this and other art galleries in London’s vibrant East End, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest deals on cheap London hotelsas well as news of exhibition and event openings.

The East London Painting Prize, now in its second year, celebrates the incredible talent and diversity of artists living and working in the boroughs of east London. The landmark 2015 exhibition will be the first public use of a historic Grade II-listed building for over 200 years. Formerly the offices of The Sunday Times and The Times newspapers, The Rum Factory is being transformed into 90 affordable artists’ studios run by charity Bow Arts Trust as part of the wider London Dock development by St George.

The influential panel selecting the shortlist and eventual winner includes artist and painter Phoebe Unwin (Wilkinson); editor of Art Review, Oliver Basciano; Director of the Zabludowicz Collection Elizabeth Neilson; founder of Launchpad, Sarah Elson; winner of the East London Painting Prize 2014, Nathan Eastwood; representative of the Goldhill Family, Michael Goldhill; and Claire Gevaux, Creative Director of The Legacy List. The artists shortlisted for the exhibition will be announced on Tuesday 21st April. The winner will be selected from the artists exhibited at the Rum Factory on Wednesday 13st May, winning a £10,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition in the Nunnery Gallery, Bow later in the year. For more information, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: New exhibition celebrates great Spanish poets and writers

The work of Civil War exiles examined in eight-week programme in London.

LONDON, April 29, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — A new exhibition in London will celebrate the remarkable contribution to British cultural life made bySpanish writers and poets exiled in the UK during the Spanish Civil War, exploring the crucial role they played in the Allied cause. The Waiting Room, which runs from 28th April to 30th June, is an eight-week programme of art, literature, music and film held at the Cervantes Institute in Eaton Square. For more information on this and other exhibitions opening in London in 2015, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest news on London hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

The Waiting Room will examine the lives and work of some of Spain’s most significant literary figures – Arturo Barea, Luis Cernuda, Manuel Chaves Nogales, Salvador de Madariaga and Rafael Martinez Nadal among others – presenting contemporary perspectives on the contributions they made to identity, culture, politics and society. Barea and Nogales are central to the exhibition. Barea worked in the Foreign Ministry’s Press Office where he got to know Ernest Hemingway and other foreign journalists, and during the Seige of Madrid, became known as An Unknown Voice of Madrid, for his nightly broadcasts about daily life in the besieged city. Arriving in London in 1939, he began working for the Spanish section of the BBC World Service and became a prolific writer, producing biographies, short stories, a novel and journalism. A new commission by Jordi Ruiz Cirea, Catalan photographer and 2012 winner of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Photography Prize, explores the rarely seen archive of his work before it enters the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Nogales, an anti-fascist and anti-revolutionary editor, journalist and writer left Spain, as did many intellectuals, when the government abandoned Madrid for Valencia. His prodigious literary output includes one of the best-known books on bullfighting, Juan Belmonte, killer of bulls; and Heroes, Beasts and Martyrs of Spain, considered to be a classic reflection on the suffering of both sides during the Civil War. On the Gestapo hit list for denouncing Nazism, he fled Paris for England as the German army approached the city. In London he became director of The Atlantic Press Agency, wrote a column for the Evening Standard and collaborated with the BBC on their overseas broadcasts. He died in 1944 and lies buried in an unmarked grave in west London. Other events will recall other exiles, among them composer Roberto Gerhard and poet Luis Cernud, in a series of talks, concerts and recitals.

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LondonTown.com: National Portrait Gallery takes another look at history this autumn

New exhibition with TV historian Simon Schama reimagines aspects of collection.

LONDON, April 29, 2015 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — The National Portrait Gallery in London has teamed up with one of the world’s leading historians to create five new temporary displays within its permanent collections. Titled Simon Schama’s The Face Of Britain, the displays will run from 16th September 2015 to 4th January 2016 and be staged throughout the gallery, with portraits from across the collection displayed for the first time by theme rather than chronology, taking a long view of the history of British portraits in each room. The National Portrait Gallery is the home of national portraiture, containing paintings of monarchs, politicians, soldiers and current celebrities. It is located in Trafalgar Square and for more advice on what to do in the area, and to find the best deals on cheap hotels in London, see LondonTown.com.

The new displays will coincide with the broadcast and publication of a new five-part TV series and book by Simon Schama called The Face of Britain. The project will reflect Simon Schama’s innovative and challenging exploration of the development, character and meanings of British portraiture. Planned with the gallery’s team of curators, each room in the display will comprise a cross-period selection in various media and, like each chapter and episode, will explore one of the following themes: Power, Love, Fame, People and Self.

Visitors will be able to see a wide range of British portraits from across the centuries, so Sir Winston Churchill and Baroness Thatcher might be seen alongside Elizabeth I (Power); Kenelm and Venetia Digby, with Rossetti and Jane Morris, a Lewis Carroll portrait of Alice Liddell and John Lennon and Yoko One (Love); Francis Drake and Thomas Carlyle with Amy Winehouse (Fame); a group of Suffragettes alongside boxers (People); and a self-portrait room combining Sir Joshua Reynolds, Hogarth and Self, created by Marc Quinn from his own blood. The displays will be integrated into a free gallery trail with between eight to twelve works in each of the five rooms, one room for each theme. For more information on this and other exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, see LondonTown.com.

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