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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America, United States
Company: Picsolve


Team Member / Senior Team Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bilston, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Membership Manager
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Location: Catford, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Casino Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Commis Chef
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Location: London Victoria, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Head Receptionist
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Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Hospitality Host - Casino
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Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Poker Room Supervisor
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Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Gaming Team Manager
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Location: Southend, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Assistant Director of Operations
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Location: NW England, United Kingdom
Company: Executives Online
Site Manager (Jorvik Group)
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Location: York, United Kingdom
Company: JORVIK Viking Centre
Customer Service Host
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Location: London Tottenham Court Rd, United Kingdom
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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel


Property & tenders
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Request for Quotations
Location: Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Diverse Leisure Portfolio in the Mendip District of Somerset
Location: Company: GVA
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
Inverclyde Leisure is inviting Fitness Equipment supplier to tender for the supply and Delivery of our Fitness and resistance equipment
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
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News headlines
Damien Hirst's personal collection to go on display at new gallery in 2015  
Damien Hirst's personal collection to go on display at new gallery in 2015

By Tom Anstey

The personal art collection of British artist Damien Hirst is set to go on display in May 2015, when a new gallery opens in Vauxhall, south London. The collection – which contains 2,000 pieces – will be housed in a converted warehouse and has been designed by Caruso St John Architects, who also worked on the .... more>>
Images revealed for Disney Springs regeneration at Disney World Florida  
Images revealed for Disney Springs regeneration at Disney World Florida

By Tom Anstey

New concept images have been released for Disney Springs – the multi-year transformation of Disney World Florida’s Downtown Disney Area. Currently .... more>>

Smithsonian and Penn Museum team up to protect battling Syria's heritage  
By Tom Anstey

In an effort to help stem the significant loss of cultural artefacts and landmarks in Syria, Penn Museum in Philadelphia, US and the Smithsonian Institution in .... more>>
Turkey's museums see more than 420 per cent attendance increase over the last decade  
By Tom Anstey

Turkey’s cultural heritage has received a huge boost over the past decade, with visitors to museums and historic sites increasing by more than 420 per cent. Between 2000 and 2013, the .... more>>
Hong Kong's first 3D museum offers optical illusions  
By Tom Anstey

Hong Kong’s first 3D museum – inspired by similar attractions in South Korea and Malaysia – has opened its doors to the public in Tsim Sha Tsui. The .... more>>
Aberdeen City Council seeks firm for £30m gallery renovations  
By Tom Anstey

Aberdeen City Council is looking for construction firms to carry out a £30m (US$50.9m, €37.8m) revamp of the Scottish city’s art gallery. The local .... more>>
UK's first black heritage centre opens in Brixton, London  
By Tom Anstey

A new £7m (US$11.9m, €8.8m) development in Brixton, south London – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – has opened today (24 July) in the form of the .... more>>
Italy's over 65s lose free access to cultural attractions  
By Tom Anstey

Italy has abolished a long-standing practice to allow people aged 65 or over free access to the country’s 225 state-owned museums, galleries and archeological .... more>>
Freefall drop used to simulate near-death experiences is newest attraction at Tivoli Friheden  
By Tom Anstey

A new theme park ride for daredevils has opened at Tivoli Friheden theme park in Denmark – a ride which is a 100ft (30m) .... more>>
Grand Canyon development proposals cause controversy  
By Helen Andrews

Two projects in and around the Grand Canyon – the famous US landmark that welcomed nearly 4.6 million visitors in 2013 – are raising concerns about how much .... more>>
Merlin builds on Lego's popularity in Japan with announcement of Osaka Discovery Centre  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Japan have announced plans today (23 July) to open a new Legoland Discovery Centre in Tempozan Market Place .... more>>
One Piece anime theme park coming to Tokyo Tower in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

Anime fans could soon be planning a trip to Tokyo to visit the world’s first One Piece theme park, due to open its doors in Q1 of 2015. The popular .... more>>
US$500m version of Puy du Fou coming to Russia in 2017  
By Tom Anstey

Plans for a US$500m (€371m, £292m) historical theme park in Russia have been confirmed after Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeyev signed an agreement with .... more>>
Manchester United Museum welcomes five millionth visitor  
By Tom Anstey

The Manchester United Museum is about to reach a significant landmark when it welcomes its five millionth visitor through its doors later this month. Originally opened in 1986 as the .... more>>
Barcelona's Olympic Stadium to be reborn as sports theme park in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

A new theme park – coming in 2015 on the site of Barcelona’s Olympic Ring – will be entirely dedicated to sport, offering a .... more>>

Features
Beautiful minds

Museums:
Beautiful minds


The founders of MoMath, the New York Museum of Mathematics, tell us how they're on a mission to get ordinary people to fall in love with maths
Bill Shankly museum in pipeline

Museum and gallery news:
Bill Shankly museum in pipeline


Following the opening of the Titanic hotel in Liverpool, UK, the company behind it has proposed plans to redevelop the council-owned Millennium House to become a Bill Shankly-themed aparthotel and museum
Starry skies

Planetariums:
Starry skies


The newly upgraded Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado now boasts the highest specification full dome theatre in the US. Director Douglas Duncan tells us more
Olympic Movement

Museums:
Olympic Movement


Director Francis Gabet describes how The Olympic Museum's extensive refurbishment reflects the excitement and diveristy of the modern Games
Appliance of science

Science centres:
Appliance of science


Andreas Waschk and Mike Boris explain how they made Blueprint Entertainment into Europe's largest private science centre operator
Record investment in EU attractions

Attractions news:
Record investment in EU attractions


European attraction parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Product focus

Attractions-kit :
Product focus


The latest products for the industry
US$89m waterpark for Toronto

Waterpark news:
US$89m waterpark for Toronto


A CAD$60m (US$88.8m, €64m, £53.7m) waterpark expected to operate 365 days a year is planned for the Greater Toronto Area, with hopes construction will start in 2015 for a 2016 curtain raiser
Convenience store

Ticketing:
Convenience store


Gateway's Liesel Tarquini explains how mobile web stores can help generate additional revenue for attractions operators
Attractions product news

Jora Entertainment announces two new productions

Jora Entertainment announces two new productions

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A cowboys and Indians show with a twist and an animal adventure are the themes for Jora Entertainment’s two latest productions.
 
Defender system saves California water park

Defender system saves California water park

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

California’s City of Antioch Waterpark has reported a saving of more than 250,000 gallons of water in one month after using Neptune Benson’s Defender filtration system.
 
4D theatre is launchpad for Angry Birds Land’s success

4D theatre is launchpad for Angry Birds Land’s success

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Simworx has created the world’s first Angry Birds 4D experience theatre as part of the new themed area based on the popular game at Thorpe Park Resort.
Museum product news

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A South African design consortium led by Formula D Interactive has won a contract to design and build an interactive audiovisual environment at a Miami science museum.
 
Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group

Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Business management software company Access Group has acquired leisure solutions specialist Gamma Dataware.
 
Three new contracts for Syx Automations

Three new contracts for Syx Automations

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Syx Automations has been selected by Royal Museums Greenwich to become its software partner, among a number of recent contract wins for the company.
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04-05 Sep 2014

THINC Indonesia

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Bali, Indonesia



07-12 Sep 2014

2014 World Leisure Congress

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center and the University of South Alabama, Mobile Bay, United States



20-23 Sep 2014

GSCA International Conference and Trade Show

Ontario Science Centre, Ontario, Canada



23-25 Sep 2014

EAS (Euro Attractions Show) 2014

RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands



25 Sep 2014

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NEC (Hall 8), Birmingham, United Kingdom



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