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22 Apr

Tune into!

Ever wanted to do a whistle stop tour of planet earth…taking in all the wonderful sounds, animals and landscapes along the way?

Then – which launched on Earth Day 2022 might just be for you. Is a repository of immersive, natural soundscapes recorded all over the world by professional sound recordists and soundscape ecologists.  Each of the 445 soundscapes from 84 countries, which span a variety of landscapes from forests, rivers, oceans and prairies – is connected to conservation charities based in thoselocations.  The non-profit platform broadcasts these soundscapes completely free, only requiring optional donations, with the aim of supporting the charities involved in the restoration of our natural world.

Listening to ‘biophony’ or natural soundscapes has been proven through numerous recent studies worldwide to have a positive impact on our wellbeing (particularly as part of a mindfulness practice).  Additionally, these natural auditory environments are becoming increasingly scarce, as our growing population continues to encroach on the natural ecosystems which produce them. This makes recording and showcasing these soundscapes a particularly important commitment towards respecting, promoting and protecting nature.

19 Mar

Vote For The Visit Britain Tourism Superstar!

Its that time of year again, when Visit Britain, ask us to vote in their annual Top 10 ‘Tourism Superstar’ competition – this year featuring our very own Jess Twitchin from QuirkyAccom!

The annual Tourism Superstar competition recognises the dedication and passion of those working in the tourism industry and is awarded to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure visitors to England have an unforgettable experience.

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19 Jan

Veganuary Top Tips

So, you’ve committed to try veganism for January (or Veganuary as its been renamed!), only to realise that its more than just your diet that needs re-inventing…

Step forward Pravera Direct the healthy lifestyle website that specialises in selling certified natural, organic and vegan skincare, beauty & lifestyle products – who have collated a wide selection of vegan-certified products for those wishing to give veganism a try.  Read more

13 Oct

The Cult of Halloween

Halloween, which has often failed to entice Britain’s into the same frenzy of America, is in the process of a renaissance. Interest in cultural celebrations have given profile to a variety of world festivals, many focused on honouring passed loved ones. From Cambodia’s Ancestors Day, Pchum Ben, to Brazil’s, Dia de Finados, and Mexico’s famous, Dia de los Muertos. Halloween, far from just carved pumpkins and apple bobbing, offers a rewarding insight into the heritage of our world’s continents.

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24 Mar

Easter Traditions

So, its nearly Easter and with over 80 million Easter eggs sold in the UK each year and sales at Easter time, equating to 10% of the UK’s chocolate spending for the whole year – many of us now associate the holiday with a bumper crop of bank holidays and chocolate coated calories…Read more