newsApril 17, 2019 at 11:57 amThe Pickaquoy Centre celebrated the 20th anniversary of their official opening yesterday with an open day of free and discounted activities. Around 2,500 people went along to take part in the celebration throughout the day with free access to the pool, the inflatables and Jungle World alongside a variety of other activities throughout the centre. It was a fantastic day with people from across the island and the outer isles joining in the celebration. Those at the Pickaquoy Centre have given a special thanks to their customers that have supported them over the past 20 years, and said they look forward to serving the community for many years to come. Similar posts … [Read more...] about Celebrating 20 years of the Pickaquoy Centre
A special programme of events is being held at Clitheroe Castle this weekend to celebrate St George's Day. Families with children can take part in a range of St George and the Dragon themed events including a treasure hunt competition which will be held every day. Children can enjoy searching for dragons hidden at the museum, with the winner receiving a goodie bag full of items from the museum shop as a prize. To recognise the national day itself, a "Slay Boredom" event, run by Academie Glorianna from the British Federation for Swordmanship, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 3-30pm. Experts dressed in armour will give jousting demonstrations and combat displays. After the displays, there will be an opportunity for interested children to learn to joust. Julie Bell, head of libraries, museums, culture and registrars at Lancashire County Council, said: "There are some great fun activities for families to take part in this year. "I hope as many people as possible … [Read more...] about Clitheroe Castle celebrates St George’s Day
Queen Elizabeth is set to continue her reign as the longest-serving British monarch as she turns 93 this year. But unlike everyone else in Britain, the Queen marks her birthday on two different days. If you’re wondering why HRH marks the occasion twice, here’s everything you need to know about her upcoming celebrations. When is the Queen’s real birthday? The Queen will be celebrating the anniversary of the day she was born this weekend, on Sunday April 21. When is the Queen’s official birthday? She also has a second ‘official’ birthday on the second Saturday in June. This year it will fall on June 8. Why does she celebrate her birthday twice? It's all down to the British weather. The tradition for celebrating the King or Queen’s birthday twice was brought into practice by George II in 1748. The King, who was born in November, felt the weather would be too cold and wet at that time of year for his annual birthday … [Read more...] about When is the Queen’s birthday and why does she celebrate it twice?
PUBLISHED: 11:47 17 April 2019 Harry Taylor Kim Morris addresses the room at West End Lane Books' 25th birthday party. Picture: Harry Taylor Archant West End Lane Books was packed on Tuesday night as punters piled in to celebrate its 25th birthday. Kim Morris, Ghassan Fergiani and Danny Van Emden at West End Lane Books. Picture: Polly HancockThere was a 25 per cent discount on all books, with wine and cake on offer for customers who came to toast the occasion.Kim Morris, manager of the bookshop in West Hampstead, addressed attendees on top of a stool: “Thank you for coming tonight and thank you for supporting us over the years. Now get pissed!”Speaking to the Ham&High, Jane May, who worked at the bookshop until five years ago said: “It has a place in my heart forever. It's a wonderful shop to have around the corner, and the customers have huge love for it, deservedly so.”Ms May also spoke fondly of one of the bookshop's more … [Read more...] about West End Lane Books: Customers pack bookshop to celebrate its 25th birthday
Known for her polished look, minimal accessories and clever knack for showing how to style her eponymous fashion line at every opportunity, there's no doubt that Victoria Beckham is a modern style icon from whom we can all take a few sartorial notes. In fact, if you've been lusting after a white handbag or become brave about colour-blocking then the designer formerly known as Posh Spice is already influencing your wardrobe. From her chic-yet-shaggy bob and tailoring obsession to her love of slouchy fits and pleated skirts, here are 45 style tips to adopt courtesy of VB as she celebrates her 45th birthday today... 1. Always have sunglasses handy Whether indoors or out, summer or winter, Beckham is rarely seen without her signature D-frame sunglasses. As well as of course protecting your eyes- vital when you've just come off a transatlantic flight but still need to do your airport catwalk- they lend a chic touch to even the most minimal … [Read more...] about 45 style tips to take from Victoria Beckham as she celebrates her 45th birthday today