Festival of Flight returns to Newcastle this weekend BelfastTelegraph.co.uk This Saturday will see the return of the much-anticipated Festival of Flight sponsored by Rockwell Collins, over the shores of Newcastle in scenic County Down. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/service/sponsored-articles/festival-of-flight-returns-to-newcastle-this-weekend-37203164.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37203208.ece/6de03/AUTOCROP/h342/Red%20Arrows%20BAE%20Hawk.jpg Email This Saturday will see the return of the much-anticipated Festival of Flight sponsored by Rockwell Collins, over the shores of Newcastle in scenic County Down. Known to be one of the favourite events in the summer calendar, Festival of Flight will feature a stunning airborne display, led by the Red Arrows and complemented by FREE family fun events including an Aviation Village, Food Village, and Live Music in Castle Park. The RAF100 STEM and Youth Zone will concentrate on innovation in the world of … [Read more...] about Festival of Flight returns to Newcastle this weekend
Saturdays low tide festival
Have you ever wondered what is on the little islands doted along the River Thames? We can’t usually go on most them – they are homes for wildlife and can be very dangerous - it would be tricky to get to most of them anyway. In fact there is only one which the public can freely visit of eight between Chiswick and Richmond - and it even has its own museum. However, sometimes there are special organised visits to some of the others for volunteers helping with conservation, or as part of the annual Thames TideFest festival. Read More Shhh, it's a secret This year Thames TideFest, which celebrates the tidal Thames, takes place on Sunday, September 2. It includes organised visits to Oliver's Island and Lot's Ait. The festival also is running the Windrush Cruises, which are four hour-long boat trips around the Thames Tideway islands, from Kew Pier on the historic Thames launch the “Windrush”. The 2018 programme is being launched on the weekend of Saturday, June 16 … [Read more...] about Did you know about these 8 secret islands on the River Thames?
It’s a bank holiday this weekend and while today’s weather may not be particularly cheerful, the good news is that it is due to brighten up by the time Saturday rolls around. For those that live in London, making it through the week is the main goal – tumbling through life in a coffee-fuelled haze. This often means that there’s not much time to think about how the most can be made of this blessed extra day until the weekend is upon you. But for Londoners with a love of sand, sun(ish) and salty sea air, a last-minute day out at the seaside is within easy grasp. Inviting readers to swap the Tube for a helter-skelter, a hastily-grabbed sandwich for some mouth-wateringly delicious vinegar-smothered fish and chips, and a brisk commuter walk along smoggy, busy streets for a leisurely stroll atop breezy clifftops, Sarah Guy’s London on Sea: 50 capital days out on the coast has landed on our desks – just in the nick of time. Packed with suggestions … [Read more...] about Bank holiday tips: seven of the best seaside day trips from London
Labour has said it would bring in a cap on the total amount that can be paid in overdraft fees or interest payments. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the policy would end the “national scandal” of low-paid families being trapped in debt. The policy would help 2.7 million people currently in their overdrafts and save them the equivalent of £86 a year, the party said. Read more More than half of millennials relying on inheritance to pay debts “The Tories’ rigged economy has seen real wages fall and insecure work multiply, whilst they hand out huge tax giveaways to the super-rich and the banks,” Mr McDonnell said. “Too many families are having to rely on borrowing just to get to the end of the month, and are facing huge costs from our high-street banks. “The national scandal of the low paid debt trap has to end. More needs to be done to level the playing field and bring greater fairness in consumer finance. … [Read more...] about Labour to end ‘national scandal’ of low-paid debt trap by capping overdraft fees
It's made its mark in maritime history over four centuries.The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been a working, and later historical, part of the life of the sea and sailing since 1618.Launching Festival 400, which celebrates 400 years of the world’s most complete dockyard from the age of sail, will be more than 50 artworks from past masterpieces to contemporary commissions.It is not only a celebration of the artists inspired by the Dockyard and the ships built there, but also links the site back to the waterways and the sea.The historical works show a range of styles from the romanticism of shipbuilding, and the actions fought by Chatham-built ships in the 18th century, to the industrial perspective of the mid 20th century, where submarines and cranes replaced wooden warships.The more up to date works provide a link to the present and how key routes to the dockyard still inspire artists today, including the River Medway, Thames Estuary and North Sea.Names such as John Constable and … [Read more...] about A powerful portrait of the Historic Dockyard Chatham