ENGLISH RIVIERA GLOBAL GEOPARK
HomeContact usFacebookShare this website

NEWS FROM THE GEOPARK

27 May

#therockconnectsus #therockconnectsus

#therockconnectsus
To kick start the 10th Geopark Festival celebrations the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark is delighted to launch the Earth Echoes film. This film documents the development of the incredible community-led opening ceremony of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks held at the RICC in September 2016.
10 Mar

Sign of Geopark status Sign of Geopark status

A large sign has been installed at the entrance to Torquay to celebrate the English Riviera's status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
7 Nov
4 Oct

English Riviera welcomes the world for Unesco Global Geopark conference English Riviera welcomes the world for Unesco Global Geopark conference

HUNDREDS of delegates from all around the world have converged on Torbay for one of the most important conferences ever held locally this week.

The International Conference on Unesco Global Geoparks has attracted more than 700 delegates from 120 global geoparks from 63 different countries to Torquay.


29 Jul

'Why I Support The English Riviera Geopark' 'Why I Support The English Riviera Geopark'

Prof Steward, who is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University, said: "AS patron of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, I am delighted that the 7th International Conference will be taking place here in Devon, in an area of such outstanding beauty as well as geological significance.
29 Jul

7th International conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks- Supplemant 7th International conference on UNESCO Global  Geoparks- Supplemant

The Herald Express has published a brilliant supplemant in the apper which talks about the coming conference and all things Geopark.
29 Jul

Solution for Hopes Nose on the horizon Solution for Hopes Nose on the horizon

Torbay Council is asking for feedback from residents on putting in place a Public Spaces Protection Order at Hopes Nose, Torquay.

 

18 Jul

Win great prizes with your Geopark selfies Win great prizes with your Geopark selfies

WE'RE all off on a selfie scavenger hunt — and you're all invited to join us.

All summer long we are joining South Devon College for a celebration of our magnificent Geopark South Devon scenery, and there are great prizes to be won.

25 May

Family half term fun to celebrate the great outdoors in Torbay Family half term fun to celebrate the great outdoors in Torbay

A whole calendar of events have been lined up for this year’s Geopark festival held between 28 May and 5 June and will allow all the family to enjoy, explore and experience everything that makes our Geopark unique.
10 May

Cary Arms will play host to Geoparks VIPs Cary Arms will play host to Geoparks VIPs

TORQUAY'S Cary Arms in Babbacombe Bay has been chosen to host a group of international VIP guests who will be visiting Torbay in September.

The English Riviera was granted the status of Global Geopark in 2007, resulting in international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage.

Now the Bay is hosting the seventh international conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in September.

6 May

GeOpera-Cast Call Out GeOpera-Cast Call Out

In September 2016 an expected 1000 delegates from the international UNESCO Geopark family will descend on Torbay from the one hundred and twenty UNESCO Global Geoparks in thirty-three countries around the world. 

The conference will start with an opening ceremony that could star YOU! 
14 Mar

BUSINESS PROFILE: Top role in ensuring all runs smoothly BUSINESS PROFILE: Top role in ensuring all runs smoothly

Geoparks (GGN2016). Being held in Great Britain for the first time, the conference, under the patronage of international environmental organisation UNESCO, will welcome delegates from 32 countries. The conference is expected to pump more than £1.4million into Torbay’s economy.

14 Feb

European Ice Age Attractions managers gather at Kents Cavern European Ice Age Attractions managers gather at Kents Cavern

MANAGERS of top prehistoric cave and museum attractions from across Europe gathered in Kents Cavern in Torquay for the spring conference of the 'Ice Age Europe' network.

21 Jan

Questions Questions: Brendon prince of Geopark adventure goes under the spotlight. Questions Questions: Brendon prince of Geopark adventure goes under the spotlight.

In 2011, I had an idea with a few friends to put on a local endurance event. We were fed up of travelling for miles outside of Devon to enter events. When Torbay became a Global Geopark it seemed obvious that a collaboration was the perfect way forward.
18 Dec

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform at Geoparks conference opening ceremony Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform at Geoparks conference opening ceremony

GeoOpera will incorporate voice, music, performance and multimedia, a  multilayered response to the incredible geological story of the planet.
17 Nov

Torbay gets UNESCO status as new “UNESCO Global Geoparks” programme announced Torbay gets UNESCO status as new
“UNESCO Global Geoparks” programme announced

In its 70th anniversary year and 40 years after the creation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Science Commission of UNESCO (United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture) at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris today has approved the statutes of the new “International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme” which will allow for the creation of the new site designation of “UNESCO Global Geoparks” and the re-designation of all 120 existing Global Geoparks, including Torbay, as new UNESCO Global Geoparks.

9 Oct

Biggest international event since the 1950s coming to Torbay next year. Biggest international event since the 1950s coming to Torbay next year.

THE biggest international conference Torquay has hosted since the 1950s is  coming to the Bay next year, bringing hundreds of visitors and pumping an  estimated £1.4million into the local economy.
30 Sep

International visitors will flock to enjoy English Riviera's great outdoors. International visitors will flock to enjoy English Riviera's great outdoors.

HUNDREDS of international enthusiasts will be flocking to the English Riviera to enjoy the great outdoors on our doorstep next year.

23 Sep

BUSINESS PROFILE: Conserving earth's heritage top of agenda. BUSINESS PROFILE: Conserving earth's heritage top of agenda.

Conference director is David Randall who here talks to Herald Express  Business Editor Jan Wooster about the International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016.
22 Sep

£11.6m Geopark status assured for another four years after inspections. £11.6m Geopark status assured for another four years after inspections.

THE status of the English Riviera Geopark has been assured after an intense series of inspections.

The Torbay geopark organisation has been awarded another four years'  membership of the expanding Global Geoparks Network, supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, it was announced in Finland.

Geopark status is said to have brought £11.6million of inward investment to  the Bay.

 

16 Sep

Businesses sign up to Conference Businesses sign up to Conference

THE seventh International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016 being held in Torquay has announced chartered accountants Francis Clark and the Devon School of English as sponsors.
20 Jul

Cultural Volunteering Researcher (part-time) Opportunity Cultural Volunteering Researcher (part-time) Opportunity

Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) are carrying out a piece of work to measure and evaluate the scope and value of volunteering within the cultural sector in Torbay.
21 May

Geopark fun for all in Torbay starts this weekend! Geopark fun for all in Torbay starts this weekend!

All things outdoors are being celebrated at this year's English Riviera Global Geopark Festival which kicks off this weekend.
1 May

Remains of Britain's first human to return to Torquay Remains of Britain's first human to return to Torquay

The fragment of human jawbone that represents the earliest evidence for anatomically modern humans in North West Europe is soon to return from The Natural History Museum in London.
23 Apr

What a Challenge! What a Challenge!

Jo Coish, has set herself  the challenge of completing all six of this year's GeoPark Adventure's events
26 Oct

European students visit to experience English Riviera Geopark European students visit to experience English Riviera Geopark

STUDENTS from schools in Hungary, Italy, Norway, France and Germany have been in  Torbay to learn more about the wonders of the English Riviera Global Geopark.
22 Oct

First Geopark Cycle Sportive is a resounding success First Geopark Cycle Sportive is a resounding success

TORBAY’S first GeoPark Cycle Sportive was a resounding success with some  great times recorded by Carl Allen-Dobson and Jade Rogers for the 80k course  and  Martin Cauldwell for the 40.
10 Oct

GeoPark Adventure team attracting cyclists for its first ever Torbay Sportive 
GeoPark Adventure team attracting cyclists for its first ever Torbay Sportive

Cyclists are signing up for the first ever Geopark Sportive
23 Sep

English Riviera Scoops International Conference English Riviera Scoops International Conference

TORBAY has won the bid to host the 7th UNESCO International conference on  Global Geoparks in September 2016.

More than 600 delegates from all around the globe are expected to take part  in the event.

31 Jul

Bid to host 2016 Global Geoparks Conference Bid to host 2016 Global Geoparks Conference

THE English Riviera Geopark is bidding to host an international Unesco conference in the Bay.
30 May

Kents Cavern wins funding bid for Project Firestone. Kents Cavern wins funding bid for Project Firestone.

The Kents Cavern Foundation (KCF), the new charitable organisation delivering education, scientific research and conservation at Devon’s award winning caverns, has received £42,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Project Firestone
22 May

Fun events for all the family at the English Riviera Geopark Festival Fun events for all the family at the English Riviera Geopark Festival

Celebrate The English Riviera UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark at this years  Geopark Festival - 24 May to 1 June 2014.
22 Feb

Pupils' film helps to explain what Torbay Geoplay park is all about Pupils' film helps to explain what Torbay Geoplay park is all about

Pupils' film helps to explain what Torbay Geoplay park is all about

A NEW film has been produced promoting all the fun of Torbay's Geoplay Park.

15 Feb

Geopark Euro link-up to broaden horizons for Churston students Geopark Euro link-up to broaden horizons for Churston students

CHURSTON Ferrers Grammar School is linking up with schools in Hungary, Italy, Norway, France and Germany
18 Jan

Work under way on cycle-friendly paths round park Work under way on cycle-friendly paths round park

Work under way on cycle-friendly paths round park

CONSTRUCTION of the new English Riviera Geopark Trail began at the end of 2013.

10 Jan

International Geopark conference 'golden opportunity for Bay' International Geopark conference 'golden opportunity for Bay'

TORBAY is to bid to host the internationally prestigious Geopark Global Conference in 2016.

3 Jan

Turning back the clock to prehistoric Torbay with new family exhibition Turning back the clock to prehistoric Torbay with new family exhibition

Turning back the clock to prehistoric Torbay with new family exhibition
Torquay Museum is launching a new permanent, interactive exhibition on Saturday December 14
1 Jan

English Riviera Geopark attracts Chinese visitors English Riviera Geopark attracts Chinese visitors

English Riviera Geopark attracts Chinese visitors

WHILE David Cameron has been to China for business, a group of Chinese visitors came to Torbay to admire its beauty.

1 Jan

Churston Ferrers Grammar School links with European Geopark partners Churston Ferrers Grammar School links with European Geopark partners

Churston Ferrers Grammar School links with European Geopark partners
Students and teachers from Churston Ferrers will visit their partners and work on joint projects over the next two years through the Comenius programme
10 Sep

Ten more areas join the Global Geoparks Network Ten more areas join the Global Geoparks Network

The decisions of the Global Geopark Bureaux have been announced and the Network now has 100 members around the world.
11 Jul

Call for Harvest@Occombe local stallholders! Call for Harvest@Occombe local stallholders!

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust are looking for local craftspeople and food producers to hold a stall at our Harvest@Occombe event in the heart of the Geopark!

25 Apr

TorqEat TorqEat

To kick off the first May Bank Holiday 2013 the famous seaside resort of Torquay in South Devon will be holding TorqEat, a brand-new FREE Food and Drink festival on Saturday 4th May.

4 Apr

Natural science fun day at Torquay Museum this weekend. Natural science fun day at Torquay Museum this weekend.

A range of fun and exciting family activities will take place at Torquay Museum on April 6,