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23 Jun 2017

Exclusive: Moscow startup eyes global expansion with free-roam VR experiences

Russian virtual reality startup Anvio VR has set its sights on establishing multiple worldwide attractions after launching its debut product, a free-roam multiplayer zombie shooter which tracks the entire human body. [more...]

21 Jun 2017

Paramount splits from £3.2bn Kent theme park project

London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has announced a surprise split from the film studio, which was to act as the masthead for the multi-billion-pound attraction. [more...]

20 Jun 2017

Diébédo Francis Kére unveils a Serpentine Pavilion that celebrates community gathering

This year's Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré, has opened today (20 June) in London’s Hyde Park. [more...]

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Seven competing designs revealed for new Edinburgh landmark

The seven diverse proposals from the design teams vying to create a new ampitheatre and pavilion in the heart of Edinburgh have been revealed to the public. [more...]

Youth ambassadors appointed to allocate millions in heritage funding

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has appointed 17 young people from across the UK as heritage ambassadors, with the group selected to allocate millions of pounds in lottery funding to youth-focused heritage projects. [more...]

Black Country Living Museum secures HLF funding for major expansion

The Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) in Dudley has been awarded £9.8m (US$12.5m, €11.2m) by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which will go towards a facility expansion increasing the museum’s footprint by a third. [more...]

Airbnb introduces €5m Community Tourism Programme

Home-sharing platform Airbnb has announced plans to invest €5m (US$5.6m, £4.4m) into a new Community Tourism Programme – a project designed to “use innovation to help preserve and boost the best of local customs, traditions and landmarks that make communities unique.” [more...]

DCMS shakeup sees John Glen appointed to oversee arts, heritage and tourism

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a shakeup of its ministerial team, with Salisbury MP John Glen being handed the role of parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism. [more...]

Crowdfunding campaign launched to revive classic British kids show Fun House as a visitor attraction

Nostalgia is likely to play a key role in determining whether or not hit 90s kids show Fun House will be resurrected as a visitor attraction, after a team including former show host Pat Sharp launched an IndieGoGo campaign to revive the show in London. [more...]

In brief:

AAE 2017: Holovis debuts new robotic VR experience @HolovisInt [more...]
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition – global tour kicks off in Singapore @NBCUintl [more...]
.@bernarddonoghue joins @MayorofLondon's Cultural Leadership Board [more...]
Zoos should 'shed guilt' and highlight conservation work, says WAZA CEO [more...]
Grayson Perry's 'The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever' goes on display at @SerpentineUK [more...]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces £50m expansion plans @YorkshireWP [more...]
Tourism Ireland names new head of Great Britain @TourismIreland [more...]
New drone footage reveals Kengo Kuma's £80m @VADundee taking shape on River Tay [more...]
Varney calls on new government to shake up "undervalued" tourism sector @BHAtweets [more...]
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