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NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Apr-06 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — It the season of Meetings, Incentives, Exhibitions and Conferences in Kenya. If you are a delegate, trade visitor or Merchant you are most welcome to the land of nature and wildlife. The rising numbers of visitors who travel to Kenya are one way or the other enticed to make a tour around #Nairobi or the surroundings.

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Affordable art goes on sale in Battersea Park as 120 galleries gather for the popular spring art fair

The biannual Affordable Art Fair, which returns to Battersea Park this spring, from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th March 2012, is the leading showcase in the UK for contemporary art under £4,000. A regular feature in Battersea Park since it first appeared in 1999, the fair has become a well-loved institution in London ‘s art scene and anyone wanting to pick up some affordable art can save even more money by booking a cheap London hotel so they can enjoy the fair and stay in London for the weekend.

Gathering 120 art galleries from all over Europe in one place, the fair offers visitors the chance to buy original works of art by up and coming artists without paying over the odds for their name and reputation. Alongside are works by well-known artists at relatively low prices – flower paintings by Marc Quinn, a self-portrait by Sam Taylor-Wood and a dot painting by Damien Hirst all featured in last year’s October art fair.

The price ceiling of £4,000 and the compulsory labelling of all artwork means visitors can see, at a glance, what they can and can’t afford, and the huge array of paintings, sculpture, photography and prints means there is something to suit every taste.

Every fair has an emerging artists’ showcase promoting the work of recent graduates and this spring the theme is ‘Sum of Substance’, an exhibition curated by art and design publishers Jotta featuring 19 artists from well known arts colleges including the Slade, Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Art and Design among others.

The fair also has a programme of free and informal talks and tours as well as a crèche and an education area, making this an event that all the family can enjoy, even children as young as two years old. For those who prefer to avoid the weekend rush late view tickets, available for Wednesday and Thursday nights, are the best option, giving shoppers the chance to browse the art in a more relaxed setting with a glass of wine to hand.

After a successful inaugural art fair on Hampstead Heath in October last year, the Affordable Art Fair returns to the North London park again this autumn so there will be two further Affordable Art Fairs later in the year: at Battersea, from 25th to 28th October 2012; and at Hampstead, 1st to 4th November 2012. The AAF also has a global presence with ten fairs (and two affiliate fairs) in six countries across three continents.

For more information on the Affordable Art Fair, visit LondonTown.com where you can find the latest information on hotel rooms, availability and prices, all on one website which also gives useful information on London ‘s sights, events and restaurants. If you are bringing the family, you won’t be alone, the website also lists family friendly activities, hotels and restaurants.

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The Rezidor Hotel Group Honoured For Profound Growth And Expansion In Africa

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s fastest growing hotel companies, has been honoured for its ambitious business development across the African continent at the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) in Sandton Sun, Gauteng, South Africa, on 4-6 November.

Andrew McLachlan, the group’s Vice President Business Development for Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands, was given the prestigious ‘Mover & Shaker’ award. The HICA prize is awarded to an individual who through their skills, ingenuity and energy has already had an extraordinary impact in the industry, and recognises his outstanding leadership role and contribution to hospitality investment in Africa.

Between January 2007 and March 2009 McLachlan tripled Rezidor’s portfolio from eight hotels (open or under development) in five African countries to 21 Hotels in Africa (open or under development) across 13 sub-Saharan African countries. Over this period the Rezidor portfolio expanded with properties in nations such as Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa under McLachlan’s headship.

The Hospitality Investment Conference Africa, is an annual event on the local and international hospitality and investment calendar. This year’s event was hosted by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), in association with the conference’s founding partners and the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism of South Africa.

The event proved to be a big success and was attended by the South African Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Mmatsatsi Marobe, CEO Tourism Business Council of South Africa, stated on the HICA website, “His attendance serves as confirmation of his commitment to promoting investment opportunities for South Africa and the continent as a whole. The department’s continued support for the conference, as well as the launch of the South African Tourism Investment Portfolio for 2009 at HICA serves as further confirmation”.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 380 luxury hotels in operation and under development with 81,700 rooms in almost 60 countries including luxury hotels in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

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Warner Leisure Hotels’ Call Centre Joins UK’s Top Ten

The Bourne Leisure group’s three call centres based in Hemel Hempstead for Warner Leisure Hotels, Butlins and Haven have collectively reached the Top Ten in latest research from the Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service.

The combined achievements of Butlins Holiday Resorts, Haven Caravan Parks and Warner Leisure Hotels placed them seventh, with a score of 90.67%, and gave them the accolade of most improved member, moving up 16 places from last year. Bourne Leisure was also recognised as The Best Call Centre for Customer Service in the Entertainment and Travel sector.

The study was commissioned by the Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service and organised by Call Centre Focus magazine, which aims to raise customer service standards in the call centre industry. The research consisted of 17,000 mystery shopper enquiries to over 50 of the UK’s leading call centres.

Overall the Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service Initiative, sponsored by Genesys and Noble Systems, showed that call centres are getting the basics right: 96% of customers got through to the call centres on their first attempt and a staggering 94% of customer enquiries were resolved by the initial call. In addition, 86% of callers were either satisfied or extremely satisfied with their call experience, 68% said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend the organisation and 70% said they were likely to start or continue to use the organisation.

“This is absolutely right”, said Julie Howe, call centre manager of Warner Leisure Hotels, stressing the importance of exceptional Customer Service. “For potential and existing guests, phoning our call centre is the beginning of their holiday journey. We offer friendly, efficient and knowledgeable support, delivered with a problem solving attitude, recognising that the guest experience is paramount to our success. I am delighted to share this accolade with my team.”

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Warner Leisure Hotels Has Revealed Details Of Its Upcoming Festive Breaks

Warner Leisure Hotels has revealed details of its upcoming festive breaks – for Christmas, New Year and in between – for the 2009 season.

The announced four and five night Christmas breaks and the three and four night New Year breaks are all full board and feature a feast of optional daytime activities, relaxing leisure facilities, traditional Christmas dinner or a Gala New Year Eve’s dinner, and the unique blend of Warner entertainment. A variety of live performances are planned across the various Warner Leisure Hotels.

As well as the usual en-suite accommodation and range of activities, Warner Leisure Hotels is providing a range of seasonal treats, such as a visit from Santa, a special Christmas dinner and a New Year’s Eve party with a fireworks display to see in 2010.

Frances Pardell, PR manager for Warner Leisure Hotels, said: “Last year’s festive period was a huge success. We totally sold out in the South West ‘triangle’ Holme Lacy, Littlecote and Cricket St Thomas, and experimented with setting up a Warner’s holiday experience in another hotel in the Four Pillars Costwold Hotel. This year we’ve listened to our guests, as we always do, and offered them more ‘product’ so they are getting more things in their breaks.”

Subject to availability, these three, four or five day breaks can be booked up until the last minute.

In addition to the usual festive dates, Warner Leisure Hotels is also providing a range of special ‘Twixmas’ breaks for those looking for a break between Christmas and New Year.

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Warner Leisure Hotels is Awarded Four Stars and Rosettes by the AA

Three of the historic hotels in the Warner Leisure Hotels award-winning group have received recognition from the AA, by being awarded four-star ratings and several rosettes for the quality of service, accommodation and the dining experiences they provide.

Holme Lacy House in Herefordshire, a Grade 1 listed mansion, becomes the only AA Four Star hotel in the county. The hotel, which offers its guests a choice of three restaurants, also gained two rosettes for Gary Wheeler’s superb cuisine in The Orchard restaurant, which is also open to non-residents.

Thoresby Hall Hotel and Spa in Nottinghamshire, also a Grade 1 listed mansion, gained a rosette for master chef Warren Jones’ restaurant, the Blue Room, which is open to non-residents. The hotel also offers guests a wide choice of dining, from The Blue Room to Italian bistro Fenocchi’s and the atrium restaurant, The Pierrepont.

Nidd Hall in Yorkshire is a Grade ll listed stately home, situated at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel also offers guests a choice of dining, from the Rawson Restaurant to fine dining in The Terrace, also open to non-residents.

Jim Forward, managing director of Warner Leisure Hotels, which has 13 properties throughout the UK, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a huge accolade for our hotels. While we remain as friendly, relaxing and as welcoming as ever, the new ratings fully endorse our investment and commitment to improving and enhancing the experience of our guests. We are so incredibly proud of the amazing teams we have in all of our properties, who do everything to ensure that our guests have a wonderful Warner’s experience at whichever property they choose.”

About Warner Leisure Hotels
Exclusively for adults, Warner Leisure Hotels’ enjoys an occupancy rate of 95% in its portfolio of 13 properties across the UK. As well as offering a wide choice and style of accommodation, each with its own personality. Renowned for its weekend breakshotel breaks and spa breaks, the hotel chain is also known for its wide range of experiences, offering more than 600 additional activities from hot air balloon trips and antiques with TV’s Eric Knowles to a Mini Cooper Treasure Hunt and numerous dance breaks.

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La Furia del Tiempo, An Exhibition At EBMUD, Oakland, California

East Bay Municipal Utilities District, EBMUD is hosting an exhibition of 20 large scale photographs created by the Bay Area photographer Alejandra Chaverri. The exhibition includes façades of buildings of Havana and Cienfuegos, Cuba. By using eclectics scale and shooting angles, Alejandra invites the public to reflect on the multilayered used of structures, living spaces, history and history.

Exhibition dates: August 25-October 16, 2009

EBMUD Oakland Administration Building
2nds Floor Lobby
375 11th St. (bet. Webster & Franklin)
Oakland, CA

Artist’s reception: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12 noon-1:00 pm

The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

For more information, call 510.287.0138 or contact the artist: 650.224.1573 or alejandra@achaverri.com

In both, Havana and Cienfuegos, dilapidated buildings continue to deteriorate from the relentless tropical climate—salt from the ocean, heavy rainfall, and the occasional hurricane. And the economy of a fifty-year trade embargo bears down on the city—its once grand houses yielding to decades of deprivation, toward a sense of dispossession.

It is uncertain what is going to happen with these structures, the historic architecture of Havana and Cienfuegos. In the same way, these photographs to be seen without the embalming effect of mats and glass—instead, they are coated with encaustic as the medium to finish each work. Like walking down a city street, viewers are encouraged to walk by these images of buildings, to hear the noise of life inside, resisting any fetishism of poverty or preciousness of pathos, hearing the song that animates the city, tracing the circuit of our steps, always moving from one place to the next.

Alejandra Chaverri is a photographer based in the Bay Area. She has been exhibiting her art locally, nationally and internationally for the past six years. Alejandra creates intricate mixed media series of photographs, mostly using encaustic medium, layering, hand deckling, tearing or sewing the prints. Besides her own photography series on social commentaries and creative process, Alejandra works on digitizing documents of historic interest and teaches photography to local community groups and privately.

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“A Week In The Life Of Haiti Cherie” Internationally Supported Project Just Six Months Away

Today marks the six months point from the launching of “A week in the life of Haiti Cherie” the photo book and school project slated for Haiti.

A Week In The Life Of Haiti Cherie

More than 20 international photographers and photojournalists have volunteered to travel to Haiti in order to document all aspects of Haitian life for one week and produce a large format volume as a testament to Haiti.

“This is going to be the most talked about photo book on Haiti ever” predicts the project founder and current program manager Phil Anglade. “We have been planning this for more than 10 years and to see it finally come about is truly gratifying” The international photographers and photojournalists who will be contributing their time and effort to the project are from Hungary, Taiwan, France, Estonia, The Netherlands, Thailand, Israel, South Africa, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Venezuela, Korea, USA and of course Haiti…to name a few. They will travel to every corner of Haiti and truly experience Haitian life before, during and after Carnival 2010.

A documentary film entitled “Behind the scene of Haiti Cherie” will also be produced with support from various universities and media professionals.

A full week of activities is envisioned starting with a mega musical performance by various artists and numerous other activities throughout the week and ending with the ground breaking ceremony for the school.

The “Haiti Cherie” photography and media production school will offer a wide variety of courses to equip under privilege young adults with marketable skills they will in turn be able to use in order to support themselves.

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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa opens in Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, Croatia

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its very first resort in Croatia – and starts with a superlative: The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens is the newest and most luxurious jewel along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast. Featuring 201 rooms and 207 apartments the property is located within the Dubrovnik Sun Gardens area; directly at the coast line some ten kilometres north of Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik’s International Airport is 30 kilometres away.

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa opens in Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, Croatia

“We are delighted to welcome such a fantastic hotel to our family”, says Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “Our stylish resort portfolio is constantly growing – the current pipeline comprises more than 35 hotels with over 8,700 rooms in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa.”

The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens is the largest resort on the Croatian coast and designed like a Mediterranean village. The entire resort was built with local materials such as „sadre“-stone f r o m Dubrovnik and Brac Island. The result is a striking fusion of contemporary architecture, modern beauty and functionality – the Croatian architects Branimir Medic and Pero Puljiz as well as the company Modul (Zagreb) have created a true masterpiece. The resort’s interior was designed by the London-based company Hirsch Bedner Associates, while the unique and recognizably designed gastronomy facilities are the work of Henry Chebanne of the market leading company Blue Sky Hospitality.

In addition to 201 elegant rooms with balconies and breathtaking views, and 207 apartments with kitchenette and 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms ( Dubrovnik apartments ), this chic lifestyle luxury hotel in Croatia offers 13 restaurants and bars . Delicious meals f r o m the international or autochthonous menus and carefully selected wine lists make the romantic restaurants “Origano”, “Tartufo” and “Maraska” a hedonist’s paradise. Cocktail lounge bars serve cold and hot beverages and appetizing snacks, and Mediterranean taverns are little paradises to remember for a long time.

An additional contribution to the resort’s very special atmosphere is the unique fresh market where guests can taste, buy and even prepare their own products in the bakery, at the fishmongers’, the butchers’, the wine shop and la pâtisserie.

For all those travellers seeking harmony of body and soul, the resort offers a fascinating spa & wellness centre stretching over 3,500 square meters – including the very first Anne Sémonin-Spa in Croatia. Unforgettable highlights are three unique Anne Sémonin-treatments which have been exclusively created for the resort: “Thalassotherapy Thermal Stone Experience”, “100% Active Ice Therapy Facial” and “Black Sand Scrub & Ocean Massage Ritual”.

Further leisure services at our Dubrovnik hotel include 3 swimming pools, wonderful beaches, a sports centre stretching over 7,000 square meters, a dedicated and supervised Kid’s Club for little guests f r o m 6 months to 16 years, boat rides to the nearby islands, and excursions to local sights such as the 500 years old arboretum in Trsteno or the fascinating Dubrovnik.

The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens is also an interesting meeting and conference destination – offering state-of-the art multifunctional facilities – a congress hall with a surface of more than 756 square metres and 10 smaller conference rooms with the high-tech audio and visual equipment. As every Radisson Blu hotel, the resort features signature services such a free high speed internet access for all guests and meeting delegates.

Rates start at EUR 180 per night for a room (including breakfast) and at EUR 260 per night for an apartment (excluding breakfast). Bookings can be made online at www.radissonblu.com/resort-dubrovnik or directly at the hotel: Tel. +385 20 361 500.

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The Rezidor Hotel Group Opens Park Inn Hotel In Manchester

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, today announces the opening of its new flagship Park Inn hotel in the north of England – the stylish new four-star Park Inn Hotel Manchester, Victoria.

Jacques Dubois, COO of Park Inn Hotels, said: “This is a key opening for the Park Inn brand, not only in the UK but also strategically for Rezidor, being our first city centre property in England’s second city. The new Manchester hotel is our flagship Park Inn in the north of England and its central location and superior standard make it an exceptional addition to the Park Inn UK portfolio.”

Ideal for both business and leisure guests, the new-build hotel has a prime location in the city centre of Manchester, adjacent to the MEN Arena and in close proximity to Manchester Central, the newly named convention centre and GMEX complex. Both Victoria and Piccadilly train stations and Manchester’s extensive tram system are close by, with Manchester Airport only 20 minutes away in a taxi.

The new hotel – which is the 24th Park Inn in the company’s UK portfolio – offers 252 guest rooms, including Business Friendly rooms, suites and accessible rooms for disabled guests. Designed to be functional and easy to use, the guest rooms have a fresh and contemporary style and offer in-room laptop-size safes, air conditioning, flat-screen TV’s showing multiple channels and bathrooms with walk-in showers.

The hotel offers five modern and flexible meeting rooms, each with natural daylight and individual climate control, including a large conference space which is divisible by three and accommodates over 200 delegates theatre style or 180 guests for a private dinner.

The open plan lobby and reception area opens into the lounge and bar and offers comfortable sofas and chairs, all with natural daylight. The area is perfect for relaxing with a coffee or drink and, with high-speed wireless internet access available throughout the hotel, it is great for informal meetings or for catching up with emails.

RBG Bar & Grill, the new restaurant concept recently launched for the Park Inn brand, tempts guests with gourmet burgers, light bites and a choice of signature dishes from the grill, whilst aperitifs and after dinner drinks can be taken at the bar or on the large outdoor terrace overlooking the Green Quarter.

Manchester has something to offer for everyone. The city has great restaurants and nightlife, over 90 museums and art galleries, the MEN Arena with a year-round schedule of concerts and events, plus of course the city’s religion of football. And for shopping lovers, the city has it all. Whether you are a label-lover, bargain-hunter, or a devotee of the high street, within a neat square mile shoppers can splash out on designer pieces or dive into a shiny shopping mall – it’s pure shopping heaven!

After a busy day in the city, guests can relax and indulge themselves by using the extensive health and leisure facilities which include a large swimming pool, a gym, a sauna and steam room and two treatment rooms.

About Park Inn Hotels
Park Inn is a symbol for young, fresh and innovative mid market properties. Having opened the first Park Inn in the UK at London Heathrow in May 2004, Park Inn hotels are now present across the UK, with locations including Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, London and York.

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Four British Travel Awards Nominations For Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure Hotels, the award-winning hotel group renowned for its short break leisure holidays, has been nominated in four separate categories in the prestigious British Travel Awards 2009/2010, including Best Leisure Hotel Chain and Best UK/Domestic Tour Operator.

Warner Leisure Hotels

These nominations recognise the wide range of choices provided by the group’s six historic hotels, three character hotels and four coastal resorts exclusively for adults across all of its activities, from rooms and dining to leisure activities, which are combined with affordable luxury and a friendly, informal and sociable atmosphere.

Warner’s Experiences also get a special mention this year, with a nomination in the Best Special Interest/Adventure Tour Operator category. Experiences are additional activities which can be added to a stay for a small supplement. Currently the group has over 600 on offer, ranging from traditional hot air balloon trips, numerous dance breaks, antiques with Eric Knowles and painting to the quirkier Psychic School With the Psychic Sisters, Walking With Llamas and beekeeping for beginners.

The fourth nomination is particularly special for Warner Leisure Hotels, with Thoresby Hall Hotel and Spa, one of its flagship hotels, being singled out in the category for Best UK Boutique (or individual) Hotel. This magnificent mansion overlooks a stunning Capability Brown view with fabulous gardens of over 40 acres, a state of the art spa and three restaurants which offer a wide range of cuisine from cosmopolitan and Italian, to fine dining. With leisure facilities comprising a fitness centre and indoor pool and live entertainment every night, guests rarely want to venture outside of the hotel and gardens.

About Warner Leisure Hotels:
Exclusively for adults, Warner Leisure Hotels’ enjoys an occupancy rate of 95% in its portfolio of 13 properties across the UK. As well as offering a wide choice and style of accommodation, each with its own personality. Renowned for its short breaks and spa breaks, the hotel chain is also known for its wide range of Experiences, offering over 600 additional activities from hot air balloon trips and antiques with TV’s Eric Knowles to a Mini Cooper Treasure Hunt and numerous dance breaks.

The group currently receives around half a million guests annually but is expecting even more this year as many people are choosing UK Breaks and rediscovering beautiful Britain.

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Summer Photo Competition via Flickr By Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure Hotels, the first UK hotel group to launch a digital photo competition via Flickr for its guests, has announced the completion of the final judging of the Warner Leisure Hotels Spring Photo Competition.

The competition began in March and guests were invited to submit spring images taken at any of the Warner Leisure Hotels locations, or around and about the locality. Entrants were then allowed to upload and share their photos on the Warner Leisure Hotels group within Flickr.com.

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The judges were greatly impressed by the diversity of images, a selection of which is being shown online. Competition was fierce, and after much deliberation the winning image was chosen as a stunning scene of the Bembridge coast in the Isle of Wight, at low tide. A cheeky squirrel caught on the lawn at Bodelwyddan Castle stole second place, followed by the picturesque seaside view off the newly decked terrace at Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight.

Warner Leisure Hotels has thirteen locations, both country and coastal, ideal for lazy UK summer holidays and the perfect opportunity to capture some idyllic photos.

Following on f r o m the success of the spring competition, and all the fantastic shots that were submitted, Warner Leisure Hotels is again challenging both hotel guests and the general public to enter their favourite summer images taken either at one of the locations, or indeed in the locality.

Adding to the available photo opportunities, four of the historic gardens owned by Warner Leisure Hotels – Thoresby Hall on Nottinghamshire, Holme Lacy House in Herefordshire, Cricket St Thomas in Somerset and Littlecote House in Berkshire are opening for The National Gardens Scheme.

About Warner Leisure Hotels
Exclusively for adults, Warner Leisure Hotels’ enjoys an occupancy rate of 95% in its portfolio of 13 properties across the UK. As well as offering a wide choice and style of accommodation, each with its own personality. Renowned for its weekend breaks and spa breaks, the hotel chain is also known for its wide range of experience breaks, offering over 600 additional activities f r o m hot air balloon trips and antiques with TV’s Eric Knowles to a Mini Cooper Treasure Hunt and numerous dance breaks. The group currently receives around half a million guests annually but is expecting even more this year as many people are choosing UK Breaks and rediscovering beautiful Britain.

Via EPR Network

The Bogside Modern – An Open-Air Gallery In Derry – A Project That Is Now A Must-See Destination For Anyone Visiting Ireland

Last Friday saw the publication of a book called The People’s Gallery about the work of The Bogside Artists from Derry, N.Ireland. This informative and challenging book, written by them, is on the subject of murals in general, but more specifically, about their own work as painters in the heart of Derry itself, the Bogside. It contains not only spectacular photos of their huge murals from their own archives but commentaries from playwright Brian Friel, Bernadette McAliskey, John Hume, retired Bishop Daly and other figures from the worlds of art and politics. Among its pages you will find humour, anecdote, historical fact and a step-by-step account of the making of a mural. It explores the American-Ireland connection in depth and gives a highly entertaining synopsis of that period of political and spiritual ferment known as The Sixties. For students and visitors alike it is also packed full of historical facts that will make Irish history a breeze for those who want to learn about it.

In the wake of the ongoing fiasco that is „The Turner Prize”, this book comes as a breath of fresh air to the musty studios and galleries of modern art. It serves to remind the alienated public what art was originally meant to be and to do. It is a measure of the artists’ achievement that they were able to do this work in the face of impossible circumstances and general indifference from the arts funding bodies throughout the UK. It is a measure of their resolve that they continue to paint, in service to their goal of 1993 to make of the Bogside an open-air gallery, a people’s gallery, that they have humorously dubbed “The Bogside Modern”.

Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume launched the book on the afternoon of Friday 30th February 2009. He had this to say:

I feel very privileged and honoured to be with the Bogside Artists on this very important day for the launch of their book - "The People' Gallery". The book is a fascinating and entertaining read. As well as accounts of each of the twelves murals, there is a short history of Ireland with special reference to Derry, an interesting look back at world event in the second half of the twentieth century, especially the struggle for civil rights in America and here in the North....As Brian Friel the world renowned playwright said of their work - "The work of the Bogside Artists is celebrated locally and internationally, but it is their reputation that is important both to the artists and to their locality. ....This publication is an important record of a pivotal period of our history, and I have no doubt that it will make an enormous contribution to the respect for and interest in our city. ... My warmest congratulations again to the Bogside Artists on this outstanding work and I wish them every success."

The Bogside Artists’ Studio in Derry, N.Ireland is home to the three men who painted the famous People’s Gallery of the Bogside. There, the artists give presentations on their history and conduct tours of their twelve large-scale murals. Two of the artists have recently returned from a U.S. promotional tour for their book The People’s Gallery. Lavishly illustrated with unique photos, it throws open a high window onto three decades of conflict. You can find out more about the artists from http://www.bogsideartists.com where you can also order their book.

Unlike the celebrated murals in Mexico it should be noted that the majority of these murals were painted while the conflict was still going on. Moreover, they were financed, not by the government, but by the small contributions of the local citizens. Tom, William and Kevin collected the pennies, cap-in-hand to finance a project that is now a must-see destination for anyone visiting Ireland.

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Your complete holiday guide to the best of Puerto Pollensa

New web site focusing on the popular resort of Puerto Pollensa in the Balearic island of Majorca has been recently launched in preparation for the winter holiday booking season.

The website puertopollensa.org.uk which is owned by a father and son, who along with other members of their family, have been enjoying holidays every year in Puerto Pollensa for more than twenty years and want to share the knowledge of the resort with future holidaymakers. The site offers detailed information about all hotels and apartments in the resort as well as information about bars, restaurants and things to do and see.

The site tries tried to answer many of the questions that holidaymakers who are planning to visit Puerto Pollensa, would be keen to have answers too. and there is even an FAQ section to help in this.

Additional features include a photo gallery which gives an immediate visual indication of hotels, restaurants, shops and local views. As well as maps and general information, tips and advice, which will assist those on holiday to make the most of their break from the very first day.

The site, is already proving to be popular with users and with that encouraging feedback, a second phase of the site is to be developed further near the end of the year.

Via EPR Network

 

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Welcome to EPR Travel News

EPR Travel News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the travel news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

If you have a press release to be distributed, you can do it over here: press release distribution