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Project Delivery Officer
Salary: £17,072 - £18,070
Location: Hull, United Kingdom
Company: Hull Culture and Leisure
Leisure Marketing Manager
Salary: 30,785 - £33,437
Location: Hull, United Kingdom
Company: Hull Culture and Leisure
Head of Site - RHS Garden Wisley
Salary: circa £70,000
Location: Wisley, United Kingdom
Company: Royal Horticultural Society
Visitor Experience and Operations Manager
Salary: £30,507 pa
Location: Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust
Estates and Properties Manager
Salary: Excellent salary and benefit package
Location: Romsey, United Kingdom
Company: Paultons Park
Visitor Services Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Darlington, United Kingdom
Company: Raby Castle
Forest Centre Manager
Salary: £29,401 - £32,486
Location: Wendover, United Kingdom
Company: Forestry Commission
Exhibitions Manager
Salary: £20,000 per year
Location: York, United Kingdom
Company: JORVIK Viking Centre
Facilities Technician
Salary: Competitive
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Performance Team Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Company: The Dungeons
Assistant Manager - Conferencing and Events
Salary: Grade G £24,964 - £27,668 a year
Location: Derby, United Kingdom
Company: Derby City Council
Rides and Attractions Team Leader
Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Company: 360 Play




in this issue

• Eden Project plans global expansion
• Celebrity trainer sells Rush Fitness gyms
• Malhotra Group completes hotel revamp


Property & tenders
Mepal Outdoor Activities Centre - Partnership / Investment Opportunity
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Invitation to tender - Management of Rosliston Centre
Location: Rosliston, South Derbyshire Company: South Derbyshire District Council
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
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News headlines
Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama to open eponymous museum in Tokyo  
Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama to open eponymous museum in Tokyo

By Alice Davis

Yayoi Kusama – the Japanese artist famed for her use of repetitive patterns and bold colours – has announced the opening of her own art museum, in Tokyo, Japan. The five-storey museum building, designed by architecture firm Kume Sekkei, has already been erected in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, but the purpose .... more>>
DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North  
DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North

By Tom Anstey

Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, with a new fund established to help build a lasting regional legacy for the Great Exhibition of the North. Called the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, grants of up to £4m .... more>>

Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini design Hull public pavilion for UK City of Culture 2017  
By Kim Megson

Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic heart of .... more>>
Tech start up Neurable creates world's first brain-controlled VR system  
By Tom Anstey

Tech startup Neurable has taken virtual reality to the next level, creating computer interfaces for the brain to allow users to control the technology using only the power of their minds. .... more>>
John Ellerman Foundation launches museums development fund  
By Tom Anstey

A curatorial development fund worth £500,000 (US$645,000, €550,000) has been created to help already established curators of museums and galleries in the UK learn new ways of working. .... more>>
Lionsgate ups theme park game with new development in the works for South Korea's Jeju Shinhwa World  
By Tom Anstey

A fully-fledged Lionsgate theme park is in the works, after plans were announced to develop the new attraction at the recently-opened Jeju Shinhwa World. Called Lionsgate Movie World, the .... more>>
Architect behind World Trade Center theatre complex promises development to be 'an extraordinary tool for the creation of new art'  
By Kim Megson

The performing arts centre under construction at the heart of the World Trade Center campus in New York will be one of the most innovative of its kind ever built, the project’s lead .... more>>
Atelier Global triumph in design competition for Shenzhen's vast cultural 'Book City'  
By Kim Megson

Architecture practice Atelier Global have won an international design competition to design Shenzhen Book City; a vast mixed-use leisure district in the Chinese metropolis. Anchoring the .... more>>
Brexit won't affect business in Canary Islands, says Loro Parque founder  
By Tom Anstey

Wolfgang Kiessling, founder of the Canary Islands’ Loro Parque and Siam Park, has said that Brexit won’t affect business for the popular holiday destination, with predictions that holidaying .... more>>
Expansion for Legoland Windsor on the cards after Merlin submits 2024 masterplan  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments is planning a grand expansion of Legoland Windsor, after the operator filed a planning application to include new attractions and accommodation as part of an eight-year .... more>>
Bulmers eyes overseas tourists, with plans for €1.8m Clonmel visitor centre  
By Ben Coxon

Irish cider giant the C&C group has announced plans to build a €1.8m (£1.6m, US$2.1m) visitor centre dedicated to its Bulmers brand. To be located in Clonmel, Ireland, the centre will .... more>>
Life for New York Wheel as developer closes in on new contractor  
By Tom Anstey

Stalled plans to develop America’s largest observation wheel have been given a lifeline after New York Wheel's developer announced negotiations with a new contractor to take over the .... more>>
World Monuments Fund training Syrian refugees to restore lost heritage  
By Tom Anstey

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is beginning to lay the groundwork for a new heritage conservation training programme after announcing plans last month to establish a £500,000 (US$648,000, .... more>>
London's Garden Bridge project formally scrapped  
By Kim Megson

The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity established to build and run the proposed Garden Bridge in central London, has today (14 August) announced that it will be finally winding up the .... more>>
Sadiq Khan sets out vision for green London as mayor plans to make capital first National Park City  
By Tom Anstey

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the UK capital to become the world’s first “National Park City”, laying out £9m (US$11.6m, €9.9m) plans to boost the number of trees and green infrastructure .... more>>

Features
The Next Big Splash

Waterparks:
The Next Big Splash


Waterpark designers and suppliers predict the trends and ideas coming down the track
Brian Cox

People profile:
Brian Cox


The famous physicist and the BBC's Tomorrow's World science engagement campaign
Toxin blamed for Vancouver beluga deaths

Zoos & Aquariums news:
Toxin blamed for Vancouver beluga deaths


A five-month investigation into the deaths of two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium last year has determined that the cetaceans were killed thanks to an unknown toxin introduced "by food, water, or through human interference"
Shining Stars

Museums:
Shining Stars


Inside the Museums + Heritage Awards
IDEATTACK

Promotional feature:
IDEATTACK


IDEATTACK is working on a magical destination resort in Hunan Province, China. Founders Natasha Varnica and Dan Thomas walk us through the fairytale experience
Caroline Keppel-Palmer

People Profile:
Caroline Keppel-Palmer


The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle
Six Flags reacquires Waterworld California

Waterparks news:
Six Flags reacquires Waterworld California


Six Flags has acquired its 20th property, entering an agreement with Waterworld California owner EPR properties to operate the attraction in Concord
Onwards and Upwards

Themed design:
Onwards and Upwards


Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit
Part 6 - Controlling costs

Analysis:
Part 6 - Controlling costs


In part six of our eightpart series, consultant David Camp looks at keeping costs under control
Wheels in Motion

Technology:
Wheels in Motion


Orlando is to become a proving ground for self-driving cars. We look at the plans
Attractions product news

Roller Software announces new partnership

Roller Software announces new partnership

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Australian tech company Roller Software has announced a strategic partnership with Fairfax Media.
 
VDC assists VR upgrade on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

VDC assists VR upgrade on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon at Thorpe Park, Surrey, UK, has recently undergone a terrifying revamp.
 
7thSense Design named as key supplier for Dubai Parks and Resorts

7thSense Design named as key supplier for Dubai Parks and Resorts

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Media design specialists 7thSense Design has announced its key technology supplier status with Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Museum product news

Picsolve names new CTO

Picsolve names new CTO

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Digital content creator Picsolve has announced the appointment of Dan Maunder as its Chief Technology Officer.
 
Save £50: Register now for the Licensed, Leisure and Entertainment Premises Conference

Save £50: Register now for the Licensed, Leisure and Entertainment Premises Conference

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Join us at the annual briefing on what’s happening and why in the leisure property sector.
 
Kunstkraftwerk’s Devon Miles chooses Optoma

Kunstkraftwerk’s Devon Miles chooses Optoma

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A recent art installation at a power plant in Leipzig, Germany, used 55 shortthrow Optoma Proscene projectors to incorporate contemporary art with the industrial structure.
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Scruffy Dog is a turnkey creative design, build and installation company established in 2010 by Managing and Creative Director Joe Bright. Scruffy Dog naturally developed from a TV background into the leisure industry. In just six years, it has grown from a three-man team to more than 50 in-house design and production managers, artists and craftspeople.
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TOP STORIES
Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama to open eponymous museum in Tokyo
BY Alice Davis
A new website has announced the opening of the Yayoi Kusama Museum, in Tokyo, Japan.
DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North
BY Tom Anstey
Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, with a new fund established to help build a lasting regional legacy for the Great Exhibition of the North.
Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini design Hull public pavilion for UK City of Culture 2017
BY Kim Megson
Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic heart of Hull, UK.
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FEATURES
Ask an expert : New Ways to Tell Stories
Is technology reinventing the narrative journey in attractions? We ask the experts
Attractions: That’s the Spirit
Jameson’s visitor experience centre has been revamped by BRC Imagination Arts. Tom Anstey went to Dublin and talked to the team about the project
Themed design: Onwards and Upwards
Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit
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SUPPLIER NEWS
Roller Software announces new partnership
Australian tech company Roller Software has announced a strategic partnership with Fairfax Media.
VDC assists VR upgrade on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train
Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon at Thorpe Park, Surrey, UK, has recently undergone a terrifying revamp.
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LATEST JOBS
Project Delivery Officer
Hull Culture and Leisure
Salary: £17,072 - £18,070
Job location: Hull, United Kingdom
Leisure Marketing Manager
Hull Culture and Leisure
Salary: 30,785 - £33,437
Job location: Hull, United Kingdom
Head of Site - RHS Garden Wisley
Royal Horticultural Society
Salary: circa £70,000
Job location: Wisley, United Kingdom
Visitor Experience and Operations Manager
National Trust
Salary: £30,507 pa
Job location: Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Estates and Properties Manager
Paultons Park
Salary: Excellent salary and benefit package
Job location: Romsey, United Kingdom
Visitor Services Manager
Raby Castle
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Darlington, United Kingdom
Forest Centre Manager
Forestry Commission
Salary: £29,401 - £32,486
Job location: Wendover, United Kingdom
Exhibitions Manager
JORVIK Viking Centre
Salary: £20,000 per year
Job location: York, United Kingdom
Facilities Technician
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Performance Team Leader
The Dungeons
Salary: Competitive
Job location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Assistant Manager - Conferencing and Events
Derby City Council
Salary: Grade G £24,964 - £27,668 a year
Job location: Derby, United Kingdom
Rides and Attractions Team Leader
360 Play
Salary:
Job location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Assistant Manager
360 Play
Salary:
Job location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Food and Beverage Team Leader
360 Play
Salary:
Job location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reception / Front of House Team Leader
360 Play
Salary:
Job location: Farnborough, United Kingdom
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