ENGLISH RIVIERA GLOBAL GEOPARK

NEWS FROM THE GEOPARK

21 May

The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival returns The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival returns

The annual festival is a celebration of the international significance of the area’s Geopark status.
6 May

Geopark Festival 2022 Geopark Festival 2022

The UNESCO Global Geopark status is something which really makes The English Riviera a unique place to visit. Come and celebrate with us during the Geopark Festival, which runs from Thursday 26 May to Thursday 2 June
25 Apr
31 Mar

Hundreds support Torbay’s Earth Hour event Hundreds support Torbay’s Earth Hour event

Around 600 people came down with lanterns to celebrate Earth Hour, a global environmental event.
7 Mar

Support Earth Hour in Torbay – as Council commits £1m to tackling climate change Support Earth Hour in Torbay – as Council commits £1m to tackling climate change

Residents in Torbay are being encouraged by English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark and us to mark Earth Hour by turning off their lights at home and heading down to Torre Abbey Sands in Torquay to join a unique event, the first of its kind in the Bay.
15 Jul

MINI GEOPARK FESTIVAL HAILED A GREAT SUCCESS MINI GEOPARK FESTIVAL HAILED A GREAT SUCCESS

Our Geopark Partners rallied togther to make this scaled down version of the annual festival a big success.
26 May

Mini Geopark Festival Mini Geopark Festival

This mini event, which has been scaled down due to COVID restrictions, still features a whole host of activities and events celebrating our global status. It’s our chance to show how all of our partners work together to showcase the wonders of the Geopark.
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.
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.