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NEWS FROM THE GEOPARK

1 Apr

Key Partner South Devon College wins national apprenticeship award Key Partner South Devon College wins national apprenticeship award

Key Partner South Devon College nationally recognised for its 'Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships'. 
24 Mar

Coronavirus Information Coronavirus Information

New rules on staying at home and away from others

30 Jan

Views wanted on Torbay's heritage and a chance to win membership to Key Partner site Views wanted on Torbay's heritage and a chance to win membership to Key Partner site

Help shape Torbay's new five-year Heritage Strategy by completing a short online survey. 
30 Jan

Young Artizans Open Exhibition 2020 Young Artizans Open Exhibition 2020

Invitation for submission of artwork to Young Artizans Open Exhibition taking place this Spring.
12 Nov

Geoparks most famous resident Agatha Christie celebrated with new signs Geoparks most famous resident Agatha Christie celebrated with new signs

New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident. 
22 Oct

Geopark partners win at English Riviera Tourism Awards Geopark partners win at English Riviera Tourism Awards

Geopark key and associate partners celebrate wins at inaugural English Riviera Tourism awards.
27 Aug

Art Exhibition Celebrating Torbay's Creative Heritage Tours to HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital Art Exhibition Celebrating Torbay's Creative Heritage Tours to HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital

Successful Geopark Ambassador Artist exhibtion goes on tour to the HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital.
15 Aug

How a Devon quarry solved a debate about the Earth's history How a Devon quarry solved a debate about the Earth's history

Find out how a quarry in Torquay has played a small but important part in the history of the planet. 
14 Aug

Discover the Artists Working to Celebrate South Devon’s UNESCO Status Discover the Artists Working to Celebrate South Devon’s UNESCO Status

Discover the Artists Working to Celebrate South Devon’s UNESCO Status
Geopark Ambassador Artists showcase their work to UNESCO recognised evaulators. 
8 Aug

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark hosts international evaluators as part of four year revalidation process English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark hosts international evaluators as part of four year revalidation process

ERGO hosts two UNESCO recognised inspectors as part of revalidation process. 
26 Jul

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark announces new Associate Partners English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark announces new Associate Partners

Local organisations and businesses invited to become offical Geopark partners. 
5 Nov

School children preform Shakespeare's Macbeth underground School children preform Shakespeare's Macbeth underground

School children preform Shakespeare's Macbeth underground
Students from four primary schools in Torbay are to perform a promenade version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth underground in Kents Cavern
17 Oct

Live Global Junkjam to link schools in UNESCO Global Geoparks around the world Live Global Junkjam to link schools in UNESCO Global Geoparks around the world

Live Global Junkjam to link schools in UNESCO Global Geoparks around the world
Join us at 12pm where pupils from White Rock Primary School will be at Cockington Court with The Junkman for a one hour worldwide celebration of Mother Earth.  We will be linking up with other UNESCO Global Geopark locations from around the world. Click to read more.
13 Jul

Korean university students visit English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark to learn about Geotourism and Devon’s outstanding geological heritage. Korean university students visit English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark to learn about Geotourism and Devon’s outstanding geological heritage.

Korean university students visit English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark to learn about Geotourism and Devon’s outstanding geological heritage.
Prize winning students from Korea visited the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark for a research visit during July.
4 Jun

Geopark Festival 2018 - International Reach. Geopark Festival 2018 - International Reach.

Geopark Festival 2018 - International Reach.
Torbay’s UNESCO Geopark reached out to the Bay’s international visitors by adding a welcome message in nine different languages on the 2018 Geopark festival leaflet.
27 May

#therockconnectsus #therockconnectsus

#therockconnectsus
To kick start the 10th Geopark Festival celebrations the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark is delighted to launch the Earth Echoes film. This film documents the development of the incredible community-led opening ceremony of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks held at the RICC in September 2016.
10 Mar

Sign of Geopark status Sign of Geopark status

A large sign has been installed at the entrance to Torquay to celebrate the English Riviera's status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
7 Nov
4 Oct

English Riviera welcomes the world for Unesco Global Geopark conference English Riviera welcomes the world for Unesco Global Geopark conference

HUNDREDS of delegates from all around the world have converged on Torbay for one of the most important conferences ever held locally this week.

The International Conference on Unesco Global Geoparks has attracted more than 700 delegates from 120 global geoparks from 63 different countries to Torquay.


29 Jul

'Why I Support The English Riviera Geopark' 'Why I Support The English Riviera Geopark'

Prof Steward, who is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University, said: "AS patron of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, I am delighted that the 7th International Conference will be taking place here in Devon, in an area of such outstanding beauty as well as geological significance.
29 Jul

7th International conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks- Supplemant 7th International conference on UNESCO Global  Geoparks- Supplemant

The Herald Express has published a brilliant supplemant in the apper which talks about the coming conference and all things Geopark.
29 Jul

Solution for Hopes Nose on the horizon Solution for Hopes Nose on the horizon

Torbay Council is asking for feedback from residents on putting in place a Public Spaces Protection Order at Hopes Nose, Torquay.

 

18 Jul

Win great prizes with your Geopark selfies Win great prizes with your Geopark selfies

WE'RE all off on a selfie scavenger hunt — and you're all invited to join us.

All summer long we are joining South Devon College for a celebration of our magnificent Geopark South Devon scenery, and there are great prizes to be won.

25 May

Family half term fun to celebrate the great outdoors in Torbay Family half term fun to celebrate the great outdoors in Torbay

A whole calendar of events have been lined up for this year’s Geopark festival held between 28 May and 5 June and will allow all the family to enjoy, explore and experience everything that makes our Geopark unique.
10 May

Cary Arms will play host to Geoparks VIPs Cary Arms will play host to Geoparks VIPs

TORQUAY'S Cary Arms in Babbacombe Bay has been chosen to host a group of international VIP guests who will be visiting Torbay in September.

The English Riviera was granted the status of Global Geopark in 2007, resulting in international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage.

Now the Bay is hosting the seventh international conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in September.

6 May

GeOpera-Cast Call Out GeOpera-Cast Call Out

In September 2016 an expected 1000 delegates from the international UNESCO Geopark family will descend on Torbay from the one hundred and twenty UNESCO Global Geoparks in thirty-three countries around the world. 

The conference will start with an opening ceremony that could star YOU! 
14 Mar

BUSINESS PROFILE: Top role in ensuring all runs smoothly BUSINESS PROFILE: Top role in ensuring all runs smoothly

Geoparks (GGN2016). Being held in Great Britain for the first time, the conference, under the patronage of international environmental organisation UNESCO, will welcome delegates from 32 countries. The conference is expected to pump more than £1.4million into Torbay’s economy.

14 Feb

European Ice Age Attractions managers gather at Kents Cavern European Ice Age Attractions managers gather at Kents Cavern

MANAGERS of top prehistoric cave and museum attractions from across Europe gathered in Kents Cavern in Torquay for the spring conference of the 'Ice Age Europe' network.

21 Jan

Questions Questions: Brendon prince of Geopark adventure goes under the spotlight. Questions Questions: Brendon prince of Geopark adventure goes under the spotlight.

In 2011, I had an idea with a few friends to put on a local endurance event. We were fed up of travelling for miles outside of Devon to enter events. When Torbay became a Global Geopark it seemed obvious that a collaboration was the perfect way forward.
18 Dec

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform at Geoparks conference opening ceremony Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform at Geoparks conference opening ceremony

GeoOpera will incorporate voice, music, performance and multimedia, a  multilayered response to the incredible geological story of the planet.
17 Nov

Torbay gets UNESCO status as new “UNESCO Global Geoparks” programme announced Torbay gets UNESCO status as new
“UNESCO Global Geoparks” programme announced

In its 70th anniversary year and 40 years after the creation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Science Commission of UNESCO (United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture) at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris today has approved the statutes of the new “International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme” which will allow for the creation of the new site designation of “UNESCO Global Geoparks” and the re-designation of all 120 existing Global Geoparks, including Torbay, as new UNESCO Global Geoparks.

9 Oct

Biggest international event since the 1950s coming to Torbay next year. Biggest international event since the 1950s coming to Torbay next year.

THE biggest international conference Torquay has hosted since the 1950s is  coming to the Bay next year, bringing hundreds of visitors and pumping an  estimated £1.4million into the local economy.
30 Sep

International visitors will flock to enjoy English Riviera's great outdoors. International visitors will flock to enjoy English Riviera's great outdoors.

HUNDREDS of international enthusiasts will be flocking to the English Riviera to enjoy the great outdoors on our doorstep next year.

23 Sep

BUSINESS PROFILE: Conserving earth's heritage top of agenda. BUSINESS PROFILE: Conserving earth's heritage top of agenda.

Conference director is David Randall who here talks to Herald Express  Business Editor Jan Wooster about the International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016.
22 Sep

£11.6m Geopark status assured for another four years after inspections. £11.6m Geopark status assured for another four years after inspections.

THE status of the English Riviera Geopark has been assured after an intense series of inspections.

The Torbay geopark organisation has been awarded another four years'  membership of the expanding Global Geoparks Network, supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, it was announced in Finland.

Geopark status is said to have brought £11.6million of inward investment to  the Bay.

 

16 Sep

Businesses sign up to Conference Businesses sign up to Conference

THE seventh International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016 being held in Torquay has announced chartered accountants Francis Clark and the Devon School of English as sponsors.
20 Jul

Cultural Volunteering Researcher (part-time) Opportunity Cultural Volunteering Researcher (part-time) Opportunity

Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) are carrying out a piece of work to measure and evaluate the scope and value of volunteering within the cultural sector in Torbay.
21 May

Geopark fun for all in Torbay starts this weekend! Geopark fun for all in Torbay starts this weekend!

All things outdoors are being celebrated at this year's English Riviera Global Geopark Festival which kicks off this weekend.
23 Apr

What a Challenge! What a Challenge!

Jo Coish, has set herself  the challenge of completing all six of this year's GeoPark Adventure's events