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The Hairy Bikers announce huge new tour for 2019!

National Treasures Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers have announced a huge nationwide tour for 2019 taking in over 37 dates between February and April. With their irresistible enthusiasm, An Evening With The Hairy Bikers will be an epic night of cooking and conversation.

Big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good food, Si and Dave have been cooking together for more than twenty years. They have created haute cuisine dishes with Michelin-starred chefs and travelled the world in the pursuit of great food. They've also explored the length and breadth of the British Isles to discover brand new recipes and create their own fresh takes on cooking classics.

The stars of several hit television shows, they are the UK's most popular cookery duo with series including The Hairy Bikers’ Meditteranean Adventure, The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook; Best of British, The Hairy Bikers’ Mississippi Adventure, Everyday Gourmets, The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain and two major prime time series of Mums Know Best for BBC2 all drawing millions of audiences.

Tickets go on sale Friday 28th September at 10am!


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The Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint

The Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show kicks off TOMORROW! Who’s not got their ticket yet? Book by midnight tonight to beat the price rise on the gate.

The show hosts the world’s FIRST indoor Supersprint with racing celebs taking to the track! Plus there are some stunning bikes both on display and blasting the strip so if you love bikes, you won’t want to miss a second of it! 

Last chance tickets are still available so book now. 

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Ed Sheeran announces huge outdoor shows for 2019!

Global megastar Ed Sheeran has announced 2019 headline shows alongside festival dates, which will follow-on from Ed’s first-ever, and already announced, sold out South Africa stadium tour in March!

The shows will culminate in the UK with two special sets of homecoming shows in Leeds, West Yorkshire on the 16th and 17th August at Roundhay Park and Ipswich, Suffolk on the 23rd and 24th August at Chantry Park.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 201th September at 10am!


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The Cake & Bake Show - Enjoy £9 tickets!

The Cake & Bake Show will return to ExCeL, London this autumn complete with all the ingredients to whip up it’s seventh show-stopping year. A collection of the nation’s best loved bakers, chefs, TV personalities, experts and enthusiasts will come together at ExCeL, London from 5 – 7 October with a feast of culinary activities, inspiration and entertainment.

A whole host of expert bakers will be showing off their skills and prowess in the Baking Theatre, including 2016 Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown, TV personality, chef and cookery school owner Rosemary Shrager, Master Patissier Eric Lanlard, 2012 winner of the Great British Bake Off, John Whaite, and brand new for 2018, baking queen, Jane Asher.

Alongside the celebs and experts cooking up a storm in the Baking Theatre, there will be a whole host of live demonstrations and interactive demos on The Decorating Stage and Slice of Advice feature brought to you by Le Cordon Bleu. As well as this, there will be a weekend of skills classes, free-from specialists, book signings, competitions, baking markets, cake displays and all the latest trends and tools to whet any baker and cake maker’s appetite.

It’s a fabulously sweet day out!

To celebrate, we’re giving you a sweet £9 ticket offer* when you quote SEE9 at the checkout.

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*£9 ticket offer ends 6 October 2018.

The Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint - book now & save!

Spectacular Supersprint is go!

Five of the UK’s biggest biking celebs and ear splitting race bikes take on the world’s first indoor Supersprint at London's Alexandra Palace, 22-23 September.

See Carl Fogarty, John McGuinness, Chris Walker, Jamie Whitham and Dougie Lampkin go head to head in a series of biking challenges down the Supersprint course including a wheelie race! The top celebs will be wowing the crowds as they take on the challenges in a bid to win the King of the Supersprint crown.

Historic race bikes

In between the madcap races the crowds will also be treated to a blast of historic racing as 14 incredible machines tear down the Supersprint course. These bikes are going to make a glorious racket as they explode off the line so make sure you get a good spot to watch from.

 The Supersprint machines

2013 Forward Racing FTR GP113 (ex Claudio Corti)
2011 FTR Moto2 Honda
2008 BSB Factory Rizla Suzuki (ex Tom Sykes)
2003 MotoGP Ducati GP3 990cc screamer (ex Loris Capirossi)
2003 Yamaha M1 (Biaggi replica)
1998 Yamaha YZF750 (Boost replica)
1997 Triumph Speed Triple (ex Mark Phillips)
1986 Factory Suzuki 750cc TT Superbike (ex Andy McGladdery)
1967 Honda RC181 500cc 4 cylinder (Mike Hailwood rep)
1968 Factory Yamaha YR-2 350cc (ex Yvon Duhamel)
1997 Yamaha special. YZF factory engine, Hub-centre steering. (ex Steve Linsdell)
1974 MV Agusta 500cc Triple
1989 Factory Honda RC30 (ex Steve Hislop)
Plus Allen Millyards Honda SS250 V-twin special

Discounted tickets end at midnight on 21 September - don't miss out!

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Christmas at Bedgebury - book now!

This year, for the very first time, a one-mile sparkling path winds its way through the National Pinetum in a magical after dark experience. Experience Bedgebury in a whole new light as you wander beneath unique canopies drenched in seasonal colour. Inspired by the landscape itself it is a festive adventure in a world of trees.

Walk alongside dancing fountains and linger by shimmering reflections that cast light into hidden places. From the delicate and twinkling to the grand and spectacular, continue through the towering Tunnel of Light festooned by over 100,000 pea-lights. Stroll beneath dainty clusters of neon shards and pause at the flickering flames of the scented Fire Garden for a moment of tranquil reflection.

At the Boardwalk, the giant redwoods are surrounded by a carpet of glowing colour-changing globes. The iconic trees, rising high into the night sky, are brightly illuminated by twinkling lights that dance in time to much-loved Christmas classics. Complete your stroll under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air.

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Exclusive offer: Sound:Of London tickets for £5

The weekly SoundOf mix series has been bringing you the very best in underground talent for over two years now, with more than 100 episodes featuring DJs from across the electronic music spectrum.

Ministry of Sound are now bringing SoundOf to life in the club with a night dedicated to the future sound of London. These are the DJs who are transforming the capital's music scene and who will be the festival headliners of tomorrow.

First up is GW Harrison, who has been making a name for himself on the London scene for a number of years. Best known as one of Abode's crack team of resident DJs, his original productions have been doing the business on Beatport this year. July's "I Make You Go" was his biggest track to date and could be heard on dancefloors from London to Ibiza.

You can get your tickets for £5 exclusively through See now!

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Netball World Cup 2019 teams announced

With just over a week to go until tickets go on sale, the 16 teams who will compete for netball’s biggest prize when the Netball World Cup 2019 comes to Liverpool next summer have been confirmed.

Commonwealth Games gold medallists England will be second seeds for the tournament, which takes place from 12-21 July 2019 at Echo Arena Liverpool.

The Roses will face stiff competition from arch rivals Australia and New Zealand, as well as other top teams South Africa and Jamaica, as they look to make more history by winning their first World Cup on home soil.

There will be more ‘home nations’ in action, as Northern Ireland and Scotland both head to netball’s most prestigious tournament.

There will be representatives from all five of the INF netball regions, with Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Samoa, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and Sri Lanka all heading to Liverpool for 10 days of thrilling competition.

Whoever you support, you can book your place to see netball at its dynamic and dramatic best when tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 19 September.

Do you dare to enter The Botanical Scare Gardens?

Dr Nerium invites you to his Garden of Ghouls...

After decades of cross-breeding with fantastical creatures and mystical plants, not all of Dr Nerium's experiments have gone to plan. Today, what can only be described as terrifying creatures now roam The Birmingham Botanical Gardens...or should we say The Botanical Scare Gardens?

Many enter but few return. Do you dare?

That's not all, those who have survived Dr Nerium's spooky gardens can join the party afterwards, with a garden full of stilt walkers, fire jugglers, and other extreme performers! Enjoy delicious street food, drink from a fully-licensed bar, stalls and fairground rides.

The Botanical Scare Gardens caters for all ages, with family-friendly experiences from 17:00 - 19:00, whilst those looking for a real thrill can dare to enter the 14+ 19:00 - 21:00 scarier experience.

So what are you waiting for? Dr Nerium will see you now...

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Exclusive Offer: No Booking Fees for Wicked from £22

Reasons To See It

Acclaimed as “one of the West End’s true modern classics” (Metro), Wicked is a two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award. Featuring original songs including Defying Gravity and Popular, this musical transports audiences to a stunning fantasy world of flying monkeys, levitating broomsticks, a smoke-breathing dragon and eye-popping sets, dazzling costumes and special effects, providing marvels beyond the imagination.

The Reviews

With show-stopping songs by Stephen Schwartz and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman from the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is currently starring Alice Fearn (Les Misérables, Shrek The Musical) as Elphaba, Sophie Evans (the runner-up in BBC talent show Over the Rainbow) as Glinda, David Witts (EastEnders) as Fiyero and Chris Jarman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Doctor Dillamond.

The Story

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet University and how their extraordinary adventures in Oz ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Book by 17 September 2018

Tickets from £22

Valid on all performances until 30th November 2018.

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Christmas at the Botanics - book now!

23 November – 29 December

New for 2018, the winter trail is a place where fairy-tale meets fantasy and promises to be even more exciting than ever before. Larger-than-life glowing incandescent flowers rise high into the night sky leading you on a path towards illuminated tree sculptures with delicate beads of light clinging to each branch. There are hidden surprises too – watch out for shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles, marching reindeer and gingerbread men where you least expect to see them. Amid all the festive fun don’t forget to glimpse Santa and his elves along the way.

Surround yourself with playful ribbons of colour-changing globes and stop at the scented Fire Garden for a moment of tranquil reflection. Immerse yourself in the towering Tunnel of Light festooned by over 100,000 pea-lights. This year’s Botanics trail culminates in a spectacular Festive Finale on Inverleith House Lawn where brightly coloured projections dance in time to much-loved Christmas classics.

Don't miss out - book now!

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Kidtropolis - the UK's most exciting Kids' event hits London this October!

Kidropolis is back. Packing ExCel London with children’s favourites Play-Doh, The Oddbods, My Little Pony’s Twilight Sparkle and plenty to keep the kids’ busy with roller skating, inflatable Bumper Carz, a 60 metre long giant inflatable assault course, Messy Play, Sand Art, and a carousel.

There will also be an abundance of live shows and workshops including Mad Science, Balloon model making, dance lessons and meet and greets. Currently under-wraps, more announcements about special guests and surprises will be unveiled in the run up to the event. This will be a very special show.

This hugely popular show, now in its third year, takes place Saturday 20th October – Monday 22th October and follows a sell-out show at Birmingham’s NEC earlier in the year. Perfect for tots to pre-teens, Kidtropolis is a family event for children aged 12 and under and their parents and guardians.

Gemma Gallagher, Director at Kidtropolis commented “We’re thrilled to be bringing Kidtropolis to ExCeL London for our third year and we’re not the only ones who can’t wait! I’ve loved reading some of the comments from our previous visitors who have been back year on year and are counting the days until the show. Kidtropolis is about family fun and play and we can’t wait for October half term!"

Buy your tickets now before they sell out! 

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Exclusive offer: Ministry of Sound 27th birthday for £10

Ministry of Sound will be celebrating their 27th Birthday by transforming the club into a haven of all things London. Expect the venue to look like you've never seen it before, paying homage to Soho, Chinatown, the Tube and Kew Gardens.

Not only that, the line-up has been curated to celebrate the history of the club, from the opening to current.

As a special Birthday treat we've got 100 tickets at only £10 each – just for you!

Tickets are available now, don't miss out!

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Exclusive Offer: The Play That Goes Wrong from £20

Reasons To See It

The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway’s funniest and longest-running play! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Celebrating its fifth catastrophic year in the West End, this show is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

The Reviews

Given 5 stars from The Daily Mail, called a ‘Gut-busting hit‘ by the New York Times and with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ant and Dec as the ‘funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket go‘, what are you waiting for?

The Story

The chaotic comedy follows the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society – an amdram group putting on a production of a 1920s murder mystery. But, as the show’s title may suggest, things don’t go as smoothly as they would have hoped. As the show progresses, things fall apart as the sets collapse, lines are forgotten and props go missing. But, as the saying goes, the show must go on… even if it limps to the final bow.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER Book by 10 September 2018

£55.20 Band A now £32.50
No Booking Fees on Band B and C - tickets from £20

Valid Sunday - Friday until 14 October 2018.

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New Scientist Live - Get 40% Off Tickets!

A true family day out is hard to find, so we’re working tirelessly to make New Scientist Live an enthralling and inclusive event for every generation to share.

The list of exciting topics and experiences is mind-boggling, from Science Story Time with YouTube and CBeebies’ Maddie Moate to creating the perfect slime, taking a robot selfie, and getting up, close and personal with some creepy crawlies - there's so much to do at New Scientist Live! 

Mum and dad, while your kids have the time of their life with their favourite TV stars, scientists and authors, you can explore the unmissable conversations from Astronaut Tim Peake and adventurer Will Millard, who will be answering all of your burning questions! 

We can’t wait to welcome you to an event like no other. It’s your chance to be inspired, gain knowledge, share what you’ve learnt with others and above all, become that little bit more worldly about what’s happening on our funny little planet and those beyond. Join us.

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*Offer ends Tuesday 28th August at 11:59PM