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4 Dec

Visual Guides reassure as English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Sites re-open Visual Guides reassure as English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Sites re-open

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark has worked with partners and Living Options, an Exeter based charity, to create a suite of ten visual guides to help people feel comfortable and confident when they visit sites around the Geopark.
10 Nov

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark launches video series on World Science Day to unravel the facts behind the UNESCO designation English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark launches video series on World Science Day to unravel the facts behind the UNESCO designation

Over the seven Geopark In Focus episodes Professor Iain Stewart MBE engages in relaxed discussions with fascinating people, each with a different insight into why this coastal area of England is so unique.
13 Jul

UNESCO status assured for another four years after inspections. UNESCO status assured for another four years after inspections.

Following an intense series of inspections last summer it can finally be announced that the status of the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark has been assured.
2 Jul

Geopark coordinates special opportunities for people who have been shielding Geopark coordinates special opportunities for people who have been shielding

As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease, the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark have been working with its partners to provide dedicated opening times and tours at tourist attractions, museums, activity companies and nature sites around Torbay for the more vulnerable members of the local community.
25 Jun

UNESCO sites lead the way on sustainable development and create value for communities across the UK UNESCO sites lead the way on sustainable development and create value for communities across the UK

Published today (25 June 2020) by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, new research shows UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.
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.
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

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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.