The Engineering Season at the V&A Unsung heroes Taking a look at the designs that create and shape the built world, the Engineering Season runs from 18 May-6 November 2016 at the V&A. A large-scale installation has been commissioned to mark the start of the V&A’s Engineering Season. Called Elytra Filament Pavilion, the massive robot-made canopy inspired by beetle… More Engineering Season at the V&A
Owners and game masters want their customers to have a great time. But what does it take to make the experience great? The best rooms have a variety of different types of puzzles. People have different skills and enjoy being able to bring them into play. Escape rooms can encourage teamwork. Getting players to find parts of puzzles is the first… More What makes a good escape room?
Providing great fun for the whole family, theme parks can be found attracting large numbers of visitors all over the world. When Disneyland first opened its gates, at 2:30pm on Sunday 17 July, 1955, it was unlike anything the public had seen before. Walt Disney’s welcome speech was “To all who come to this happy place: welcome.… More The Most Popular Theme Parks in the World
Happy Father’s Day
Attempts were made to make Father’s Day an official holiday by introducing a bill to Congress in 1913. It was approved by US President Woodrow Wilson, however, Congress worried that the new holiday would be too commercialized and so defeated two attempts to formally recognize the holiday. Stopping just short of issuing a national proclamation,… More Making Father’s Day an official holiday
Some people cite the a church sermon made in West Virginia, USA in 1908 in memory of 362 men killed in explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines. However, this was intended as a commemoration, not an annual holiday. Credit for the annual celebration is more usually attributed to Mrs Sonora Dodd. Mrs. Dodd’s mother had… More Where did Father’s Day start?
What is Me Time? According to the dictionary it’s time spent relaxing on one’s own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy. Adrienne Marks, award winning author of the book Me Time is also The ME TIME Host at RADIO W.O.R.K.S. WORLD. Adrienne… More Me Time
The history of Piccadilly The urban development of the area dates back to the 15th century. Giving most of his land to the King for a Royal Park, Anthony Cotton retained a parcel of land to bequeath to his heirs. In 1618-19 John Cotton sold it to John Golightly, who later sold it to the tailor Robert Baker. The… More An Afternoon Adventure in Piccadilly
Plays were performed in the courtyards of inns, college halls, inns and private houses until 1576. Then the actor-manager James Burbage built the Theatre in Shoreditch with his brother-in-law John Brayne. This was the first purpose-built playhouse in London. William Shakespeare joined the resident troupe at the Theatre in the 1580s. Elizabethan theatres could attract up to 3000 people and were used… More Elizabethan Theatre in Southwark