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Mar 252013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Blog: Latest Gig Listings O2 Academy Newcastle upon Tyne

The o2 Academy on Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SW has just released their new gig listing poster. You can take a look at it here…

O2 Academy Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW Gig Listings

If you’re looking for a place to stay whilst visiting the o2 Academy on Westgate Road our bed and breakfast prices and room availability is here: online booking.

Mar 222013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: 50% Off Food At Kirkpatricks

Kirkpatricks Ocean Road South Shields Easter Food Offer

We know that you love your pub grub – so, this Easter, we have decided to give you 50% off food, all weekend. That way, you can participate in some serious celebrations, without breaking the bank.

So, whether it’s a cheese & bacon burger to help you to aid your hangover recovery, a light bite over a few drinks with friends or a hearty evening meal (psst, we recommend our delicious chicken & mushroom pie), you can enjoy it all at a fabulous 50% off.

There is no voucher required, so no fuss – just come and see us and we will take it directly off your food bill.

So, come and join us this coming bank holiday weekend – and let us take care of the food, while you concentrate on spending quality time with your friends and family!

(Terms and conditions: 50% off food valid 29th March – 1st April 2013 only; does not apply to breakfast items, coffee or dessert; cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Management reserves the right to refuse custom and/or withdraw/change offers (without notice), at any time. Subject to availability).

Mar 202013

   Home > Northumberland > Blog: Plans For New Visitor Centre On Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall

A visitor centre to boost Northumberland National Park takes a big step forward today. The £10.5m Sill building would replace the current 1960s Once Brewed tourism information centre and youth hostel on Hadrian’s Wall located on Military Road, Bardon Mill, Northumberland, NE47 7AN. The aim of the new centre is to inspire visitors to explore the whole of the national park and its landscape, history and wildlife. It is expected to increase visitor numbers from the current 45,000 a year at Once Brewed to 120,000, generating £1.4m for the economy and creating and supporting 60 jobs.

Today, Northumberland National Park and the Youth Hostel Association will announce they have appointed award winning Newcastle-based Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Architects to explore initial concepts for The Sill. The move is part of development work following the award of almost £400,000 a year ago by the Heritage Lottery Fund to work up ideas for the venture. This will lead to a bid for a full grant of more than £6m.

“This will be a flagship centre for the national park and will be of the landscape and inspired by the landscape,” said Sill project co-ordinator Laura Sole. It is named after the Great Whin Sill, the band of distinctive, hard rock which outcrops in the North East from Lindisfarne and Hadrian’s Wall to Teesdale. The idea is for the centre to use whinstone in its construction and feature various roofs, including turf and heather thatch, and viewing platforms. The centre would also include educational facilities and activities, and cater for visiting groups in an adjacent high-class 8o-bed hostel, while also selling and promoting local goods and produce. The vision is that it will serve as a hub from which people can explore more of the 400sq miles of Northumberland National Park and its history from hill forts to the Reivers.

Tony Gates, park chief executive, said: “This area has built up a fantastic international reputation for its association with Hadrian’s Wall and Roman history but it is often also the broader landscape which makes a lasting impression on visitors and inspires them to return. The Sill project will place all of Northumberland National Park and the wider landscapes of the North East on the global map for a whole new set of reasons around its unique and magnificent geographic and geological significance. The building itself will offer a fantastic educational asset and resource for the North East and UK as a whole, as well as very real gains in terms of attracting visitor numbers and spend, creating new jobs and boosting the local economy. Our aim is nothing short of transforming how people engage with landscapes. We are now looking forward to sharing these with the public and inviting them to help us shape and create a world-class visitor experience.”

JDDK director Nicky Watson said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed for this exciting project alongside Glen Kemp as landscape architects and Cundalls as planning consultants. We’re now looking forward to developing the proposals.” YHA property director, Jake Chalmers, said: “We’re excited at the way our partnership with the national park will revitalise our presence here. People value the history, beauty and landscape of this place and the welcome and social atmosphere we offer, so much so that we’ve had a youth hostel here since 1934.”

Mar 202013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Sunderland Aquatic Centre

Second video about the Sunderland Aquatic Centre has been uploaded to our YouTube channel and website. Let us know what you think…

Mar 192013

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Sunderland Aquatic Centre

We’ve uploaded a new video about the Sunderland Aquatic Centre to our YouTube channel and website. You can take a look at it here…

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