Art in the open: the joys of Jupiter Artland sculpture park

The innovative sculpture park near Edinburgh is reopening for summer, marking its second decade with new commissions and an art and music festival

‘You imagine what you desire,” reads an arty light sculpture in the grounds of Jupiter Artland. It’s my first visit to this privately owned sculpture park five miles west of Edinburgh and I’m feeling rather overwhelmed – Jupiter is a destination that challenges easy definitions. It has more than 100 acres of fields and woods, with views across rolling countryside to the Pentland hills, and dozens of permanent installations. Several of these artworks incorporate small buildings, islands or terraced slopes.

On a hilltop stands a huge, nebulous, humanoid steel sculpture by Anthony Gormley. From it I can see as far as the Forth Bridges. There’s also a terrifying caged hole by Anish Kapoor called Suck, but my favourite work is Stone Coppice by Andy Goldsworthy, where quarried boulders nest in the branches of growing coppiced trees. Wandering through another part of the estate, I see Goldsworthy has fixed harvested branches from the coppicing upright inside a stone-walled shed to create a linked work, Coppice Room.

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Wonder Park: Experience the fun family film in real life this Easter

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Whether you’ll readily admit it or not, everyone loves the fun of an animated movie; it’s a chance to lose yourself and relive the excitement of your childhood. So what could be better than an uplifting story that’s all about a crazy and colourful animal theme park?

Wonder Park tells the heartwarming story of a magnificent amusement park, in which the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive with the help of her mother’s storytelling.

The new film has a pretty exciting cast list, too. Featuring the voices of Tom Baker (yes, Doctor Who!) as Boomer the bubbly blue bear, Mila Kunis as Greta the boar, and YouTube stars Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg as beaver brothers Cooper and Gus respectively, the colourful characters and family fun vibes make it a must-see for all ages.

Now, Wonder Park takes over Chessington World of Adventures Resort, allowing viewers to experience the excitement of the movie in real life until 22nd of April.

You’ll be able to meet one of the film’s most loveable characters, Boomer, IRL and take part in exciting activities inspired by the fun-filled story of the film – including designing your very own Wonder Chimp Wonder Park pop badge, making your mark on the experience’s giant colouring wall, and experience the thrill of a virtual reality Wonder Park rollercoaster game at the Wonder Park Hut.

To add to the excitement, Boomer will be joined by some celebrity guests over the next couple of weeks including Gizzi Erskine, Abbey Clancy, Amy Childs, Dan Osborne and more. Plus, you can enter the exclusive prize draw to win a brilliant bundle of Wonder Park goodies for all the family.

Trust us when we say that you don’t want to miss out on this one!

Wonder Park is in UK cinemas now in both 2D and 3D, © 2019 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Beyoncé Partners With Adidas, Will Re-Launch Ivy Park Line

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has announced a new collaboration: a creative partnership with Adidas.

The pop star on Thursday says she will develop new footwear and apparel for the brand. Beyoncé is also planning to re-launch her activewear clothing line, Ivy Park, with Adidas.

The Grammy-winning superstar says in a statement that she and the company “share a philosophy that puts creativity, growth and social responsibility at the forefront of business.”

She also calls the collaboration “the partnership of a lifetime for me.”

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Two Men Arrested In Southwest Houston Park Shooting That Critically Injured A Toddler

Two men are currently facing charges in connection to a shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy at a Southwest Houston park on Saturday.

Mark Wakefield and Leonard Butler are both charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and injury to a child. The incident took place on March 30 around 5:30 p.m. at Haviland Park, located in the 11600 block of Haviland Street. Investigators say there was a party at the park when the shooting occurred as shots were fired at a vehicle containing a mother and her child.

The child was shot twice with bullets hitting the child in his face and pelvis.

Both suspects remain in custody. Butler is currently being held without bond while Wakefield has a $ 100,000 bond for each of his charges.

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Beyoncé and Adidas Want the New Ivy Park Partnership to Be About More Than Clothes

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Mere mortal celebrities want to sell you sneakers. Beyoncé, however, wants to give you a purpose.

On April 4, news broke that the singer and activist signed a deal with Adidas to create a “multi-layered partnership.” (“*Beyoncé signed Adidas,” one fan clarified on Twitter, in reference to her beyond-major star power.)

Along with selling sportswear, the apparel company will work with Beyoncé to “[inspire] and [empower] the next generation of creators, driving positive change in the world through sport and identifying new business opportunities.”

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Easy escapes: Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

Surrounded by 90 acres of countryside, this five star hotel is the perfect Cotswolds retreat

Why Go

This is a hotel steeped in history. Situated at the foot of the magnificent Cleeve Hill in the Cotswolds -which has magnificent views of the county -the original building is over 500 years old and retains many of its features including Tudor doors, Cotswold stone walls and a breath-taking central hall with roaring fire (where they serve a cracking afternoon tea). Surrounded by 90 acres of countryside that leads down to the world-famous Cheltenham race course, you can see why so many of its clientele come back year after year. Ellenborough Park offers the opulence and setting you’d expect from a five star with flawless service thrown in. Yet the staff are down to earth and the overall vibe is relaxed and welcoming. Did we mention the outdoor heated swimming pool and the spa?

Style

Think uber luxurious country house interiors in the central hall – huge marble fireplaces, wood panelling and sweeping staircases with velvet curtains and embroidered cushions. Some of the 61 rooms have four-poster beds and roll top baths in keeping with the period feel, but accessories are modern and stylish. Expect sumptuous king-size beds with puffy pillows, hypno mattresses and espresso machines as standard.

Eat up

Take dinner in the informal brassiere style Horse Box – a gourmet pub- style restaurant, where we recommend the slow cooked shoulder of lamb or the traditional fish and chips (although the fresh fish of the day options were pretty good too) all served with fresh seasonal vegetables. Alternatively, sample the 3 course set menu in the more formal main restaurant. This takes place in the oak panelled dining room of the main house (where their great breakfast feasts are also served). Amazing value at £55, we were blown away by the quality of the fare here. It’s no surprise that it has the reputation as the best place to eat in Cheltenham. We opted to have each of our courses paired with a wine chosen by their exceptional sommelier. Flawless! Stand out offerings included the roast Hake with  lemon Veloute and homemade courgette linguine, plus the fillet steak with truffle-creamed potato.

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A dip in the outside heated pool followed by a hot steam in the spa when you arrive – to relax you into your stay. Also make sure you sample one of their award-winning afternoon teas in one of the cosy ‘snugs’ of the grand entrance hall as you take in the history. Walk it all off by climbing Cleeve Hill – just a few minutes away – which offers incredible views.

Double rooms at Ellenborough Park start at £159 per night

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Discovery, World Wild Life Foundation Team Up to Preserve Bikin National Park Featured in ‘Tigerland’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Discovery and World Wildlife Fund US (WWF-US) will partner on a matching donation campaign to help preserve Bikin National Park in Russia, the partners said at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. The announcement comes as Discovery is in Park City, Utah for the premiere of the company’s new documentary “Tigerland,” a look at the […]

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Diana Ross To Celebrate 75th Birthday With Re-Release Of Classic Central Park Concert

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The magic of Diana Ross will be honored with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of the music legend.

According to a press release, Fathom Events will launch the festivities on her birthday, March 26, with an exclusive two-day, global theatrical release of “Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy featuring Diana Ross: Live in Central Park.” The iconic concert was documented in July 1983 and will screen across North America, South America, Europe and Australia (additional dates vary by territory).

The event is executive produced by Ms. Ross and this new presentation of the doc will feature never-before-seen footage with heartfelt messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, with Tracee Ellis Ross.

“I am so appreciative of Fathom Events for presenting this screening,” said Ms. Ross. “It is one of the most significant and moving and memorable moments of my career. It makes me want to DO IT AGAIN!”

“Diana Ross: Live in Central Park” was filmed over the course of two days when nearly 1.2 million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-a-in-a-lifetime live moment.

“Hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in New York City during the summer of 1983, becoming a part of music history,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Now a new generation of fans will have the opportunity to witness one of the world’s largest outdoor concerts from their local cinema and relive that momentous time.”

More details, including screening times, locations and ticketing, will be announced in early 2019.

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Virtual reality start-ups offer a VR experience that’s part movie theater, part theme park

Dreamscape Immersive — backed by Hollywood's biggest players including IMAX, AMC, Fox and Warner Bros. — is opening up its first permanent location this weekend in one of Los Angeles' biggest malls,
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Facebook opening Bryant Park pop-up to teach users about privacy

Sorry about sharing your Facebook data. How about a cup of hot chocolate? Mark Zuckerberg’s social network plans to open a pop-up kiosk on Dec. 13 in Midtown Manhattan, where it will field questions about its data-sharing practices and teach users how to understand its new privacy controls. “It’s been a tough year, and people…
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Latest ‘South Park’ Episode Calls for the Cancellation of ‘The Simpsons’

South Park called out The Simpsons on its latest episode, describing it as a series with “bigotry and hate” before closing with a #CancelTheSimpsons hashtag. The episode featured the acclaimed Mr. Hankey character on trial defending his offensive tweets, mocking the Brett Kavanaugh case.

After blaming the tweets on Ambien similarly to Roseanne Barr’s statements earlier this year following the cancellation of her show, the Christmas Poo is sentenced to leave town. He’s sent somewhere “that accepts racist, awful beings like him,” with people who “don’t care about bigotry and hate,” and that place ends up being The Simpsons‘ Springfield.

He’s welcomed by Apu speaking in a stereotypical voice, a callback to a documentary about the show and the character called The Problem With Apu, which calls out the show’s crude depiction of his nationality. Even the episode’s name “The Problem With A Poo,” is a reference to the doc. Simpsons‘ showrunner Al Jean spoke to THR about the ending, stating he knows it was all in good fun and a show of respect to the series.

“It’s actually in favor of us saying people are too critical,” Jean stated. “Hari Kondabalu [the writer/star of the documentary] tweeted he thought they agreed with him but pulled the comments showing he was wrong. All season the show has had a #cancelsouthpark hashtag so my response (which I tweeted) is: #pleasedontcancelsouthpark.”

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