NEWS FROM THE GEOPARK
A large sign has been installed at the entrance to Torquay to celebrate the English Riviera's status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
THE organisers of the recent international conference on Geoparks in Torbay have been praised by the network's international board.
Some 800 delegates from all over the world came to Torquay last week for the seventh International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks. The event was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
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.
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.
The Herald Express has published a brilliant supplemant in the apper which talks about the coming conference and all things Geopark.
Torbay Council is asking for feedback from residents on putting in place a Public Spaces Protection Order at Hopes Nose, Torquay.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
GeoOpera will incorporate voice, music, performance and multimedia, a multilayered response to the incredible geological story of the planet.
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.
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.
HUNDREDS of international enthusiasts will be flocking to the English Riviera to enjoy the great outdoors on our doorstep next year.
Conference director is David Randall who here talks to Herald Express Business Editor Jan Wooster about the International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016.
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.
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.
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.
All things outdoors are being celebrated at this year's English Riviera Global Geopark Festival which kicks off this weekend.
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.
Jo Coish, has set herself the challenge of completing all six of this year's GeoPark Adventure's events
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.
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.
Cyclists are signing up for the first ever Geopark Sportive
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.
THE English Riviera Geopark is bidding to host an international Unesco conference in the Bay.
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
Celebrate The English Riviera UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark at this years Geopark Festival - 24 May to 1 June 2014.
A NEW film has been produced promoting all the fun of Torbay's Geoplay Park.
CHURSTON Ferrers Grammar School is linking up with schools in Hungary, Italy, Norway, France and Germany
CONSTRUCTION of the new English Riviera Geopark Trail began at the end of 2013.
TORBAY is to bid to host the internationally prestigious Geopark Global Conference in 2016.
Torquay Museum is launching a new permanent, interactive exhibition on Saturday December 14
WHILE David Cameron has been to China for business, a group of Chinese visitors came to Torbay to admire its beauty.
Students and teachers from Churston Ferrers will visit their partners and work on joint projects over the next two years through the Comenius programme
The decisions of the Global Geopark Bureaux have been announced and the Network now has 100 members around the world.
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!
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.
A range of fun and exciting family activities will take place at Torquay Museum on April 6,