0 Have your say Sunderland’s Festival of Light and Illuminations have been labelled a success after helping boost the city’s economy by £8.5million. The four-week event took place in the run up to Christmas last year with displays, fireworks and music drawing thousands to the seafront and Roker Park. Highlights included the Winter Wonderland, a mystical ‘Underwater Kingdom’ projection as well as a 18-metre-high ‘Sunderland sphere’ illuminated dome.New figures reveal 150,000 people visited Sunderland during the event with 133,000 tickets sold for the Festival of Light itself.Around 34% of people attending also were first-time visitors with the average Sunderland resident spending around £30.Head of events at Sunderland City Council, Victoria French, told the Economic Prosperity Scrutiny Committee this week (Feb 12): “It’s great for the city to have these events and we work a lot with the … [Read more...] about Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light bring in £8.5million for city
Celebrations and festivals 2018
Houston Chronicle Updated 4:00 am CST, Sunday, February 10, 2019 Selected comics, including Black Panther titles, were on display in 2018 Black History Month at Bedrock City Comic Company in Houston. AMC Theaters kicked off Black History Month 2019 by offering free screenings of the “Black Panther” film from Feb. 1-7. The film is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Costume Design. less Selected comics, including Black Panther titles, were on display in 2018 Black History Month at Bedrock City Comic Company in Houston. AMC Theaters kicked off Black History Month 2019 by offering free ... more Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Black History Month 2019 events in and around Houston
Here are some of the highlights going on across Spain this February. Food Madrid Gastrofestival, January 23rd until February 10th Photo: GastroFestival Madrid This is more than just a food festival. The Spanish capital becomes a hub for gourmet cuisine, as well as the art, fashion, literature and films that are inspired by it. 2019 celebrates an extended edition of the famous festival. Foodies come, eat and rejoice. Calçots in Catalonia (February and March) Photo: Depositphotos February and March are Calçots time in Catalonia! You can find the traditional grilled spring onion all around the region. In Barcelona there is a market throughout the period in Parc de les Tres Xemeineies where guests can celebrate the urban edition of the Calçotada to the sounds of Sardana music and a porró of vino tinto. Recipe: How to make, eat and enjoy calçots Arts Alberto Giacometti Retrospective at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, runs until February … [Read more...] about What’s on in Spain: 15 and a half things to do in February
PUBLISHED: 12:16 19 January 2019 Sarah Chambers Heath Farm Suffolk is among the contenders for a regional title at this year's 'Rural Oscars' Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant A Halesworth game pie maker, a Suffolk coastal village’s post office store and butcher, and a pub near Colchester are among a host of rural businesses set to battle it out in a regional contest. Lynn and Steve at Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival 2018 Picture: TRULY TRACEABLEThe Countryside Alliance, which celebrates rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through its annual ‘Rural Oscars’ has announced its finalists for the 2019 competition.In total, 20 Eastern regional businesses have made it through in five categories, and are among those whittled down from more than 17,000 nominations nationally. Two Suffolk businesses – Heath Farm Suffolk of Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, and Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies of Halesworth – feature in the … [Read more...] about Who’s in running from Suffolk and Essex for 2019 Rural Oscars?
By Jerry Rice | [email protected] | Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 8:37 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm In 2019, there are so many fun things to do in Southern California it will take 52 weeks to fit them all in. Whether you’re into art, beer and wine, classic cars, food, movies, music, sports or something else, here’s our annual guide to dozens of the best events happening during the next 12 months. Jump to a month: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December JANUARY Palm Springs International Film Festival One of the largest film festivals in North America features more than 200 films from nearly 80 countries. Regular screenings continue through Jan. 13, with Best of the Fest presentations happening Jan. 14. When: Through Jan. 14 Where: Six theaters in the Palm Springs area, including Regal Cinemas Stadium 9 and Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets: $13 individual screenings, $69 for six Information: … [Read more...] about 2019 list of festivals, fairs and special events in Southern California