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On the 11th April, La Cave à Fromage, purveyor of the finest cheeses, will host the annual Cheese Makers Market in Old Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire - just 45 minutes from London.

Visitors to the Cheese Makers Market will be able to taste, buy and learn about nearly 300 of the UK and Europe’s most delicious cheeses, created by artisan makers and producers from the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

La Cave à Fromage will be just one of the exhibitors showing and selling their produce, with highlights including a rare selection of award-winning matured cheeses, ripened by expert staff at their South Kensington, Notting Hill and Hove shops.

With so much cheese to peruse, peckish punters will be able to enjoy cheese platters and toasted cheese sandwiches from 10am until 5pm, with matching wines by the glass or bottle chosen by La Cave’s knowledgeable team, at the pop-up Market Bistro. There will also be the opportunity to learn about pairing different kinds of cheese and wine, with two sessions over the course of the day: The Best of British Modern Cheeses and French Wines; and A Balanced Cheese Board and Wines.

“The Cheese Makers Market is unique in being the only place in the UK to meet so many fantastic artisan cheese makers and producers face-to-face, allowing guests to learn about what they are trying and buying. This year is going to be the biggest yet – and we can’t wait to meet over 2,000 people who love cheese as much as we do!” says La Cave’s resident cheese expert, David Deaves.

The Cheese Makers Market: Saturday 11th of April

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm

 

The Market Place

Old Beaconsfield

Buckinghamshire

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Cargo NetOi Londoners - test your mettle with this new urban obstacle series, Adrenaline Rush in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  

Happening on Saturday 30th May and launched by Macmillan Cancer Support & InMotion Sport Adrenaline Rush, a brand new series of high voltage, energy-packed urban obstacle races, which will come to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 30th May. 25% of all entrance fees will go to Macmillan to help ensure no one faces cancer alone.

Dodge-BallEntry to Adrenaline Rush starts at just £45*and those taking part can expect to have their strength, stamina and mental resolve pushed to the limit. With 5km or 10km courses available, as well as the option of entering a four-person team, there is something for every fitness level. Each event will include:

mud pits and trenches

water pits and chutes

ramp walks and jumps

dodging flour and water bombs

plank walks and rope crawls

trapezes and bungees

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Joe McDermott, Challenge Events Programme Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Adrenaline Rush is brand new this year and set to be a brilliant, affordable day out. The course has been specifically designed to challenge entrants of all fitness abilities and we’re delighted to be holding it at London’s Olympic Park, which is not only easy to get to but an iconic sporting venue. Although fundraising is not compulsory, those taking part also have the opportunity to fundraise to help us reach more people affected by cancer, so go ahead and get your adrenaline pumping in the name of Macmillan!”

As well as taking place at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, there will be three other Adrenaline Rush events across the UK:

 

Glasgow, Pollok Park – Saturday 25th July 2015

Manchester, Heaton Park – Saturday 1st August 2015

Bristol, Ashton Court Estate – Saturday 15th August 2015

John Gladwin, Director at Inmotion Sport and 1500m Commonwealth games silver medallist, said: “Entrants to the Adrenaline Rush events are going to have a lot of fun. We’ve worked with fitness and obstacle experts to design a unique course which includes everything from mud pits to flour bombs, not forgetting Adrenaline Rush’s Signature Obstacles which include The Leap of Faith and The Fires of Hell. But don’t worry, you don’t need to be Mo Farah to complete it! The course is suitable for all fitness levels. I would urge people who love a physical challenge and a great day out to get involved and support a very worthy cause in the process.”    

Entry to Adrenaline Rush starts at just £45* and can be booked online by visiting www.theadrenalinerush.com

Join in the conversation: @GetYourRushAR /www.facebook.com/theadrush

Normans Easter 2014 - photo credit Tolga Akmen.jpgNorman Knights will descend on Arundel Castle in West Sussex for a thrilling three day Easter weekend. The oldest part of the Castle will host the portrayal of the end of the Norman period and the transition into the Middle Ages.

Visitors will be catapulted back to the beginning of the 13th Century; King John had fallen out with the Barons of England and arrived at Arundel seeking support from William de Albini, Earl of Arundel. As this year marks the 800th year anniversary of the Magna Carta signing, attendees can expect an air of rebellion as the baron’s rise up to force King John to sign the legendary charter.

Set within a historical tented encampment, the Raven Tor Living History Group will recreate spectacular combat displays and provide demonstrations of beautiful falconry. Visitors will be able to find out what it was like to be a knight and listen to the tales from the Yarnsmith of Norwich storyteller. 

As with all Raven Tor Living History group events, the skilled performers will stay true to the costumes, methods and materials used in the 12th and 13th centuries, down to the finest detail.

Bryan McDonald, Castle Manager, commented: “Come and experience what life was like for the Normans at the beginning of the 13th Century and witness breath-taking combat on our American lawn.

“As the event falls during the Easter weekend, we look forward to welcoming all the family for what is sure to be a great day out.”

Visitors can take pleasure from the 40 acres of grounds and stunning gardens, with the beginnings of the spring blooms. The Tulip Festival will be in full flower from mid-April with an explosion of colour. 

McDonald continues: “Don’t miss the Castle’s perfectly preserved rooms. Inside every room is a showcase of exquisite historical craftsmanship, enhanced by a rich and eclectic collection of furniture, paintings, tapestries and priceless artefacts.”

Further information on the Castle and its 2015 event calendar can be found at www.arundelcastle.org.

Sunborn

The Sunborn Hotel is a Yacht  - a huge, lovely, plush super yacht, mored at Royal Victoria Docks just by the Excel Centre.

If your mum lives out of London she can visit you and stay on this pretty amazing yacht that offers a spa, restaurant, bar, terraces and suites. The Thames Barrier, the O2 and Greenwich Village are all nearby so this can easily be a whole day out. They also have a great offer on just for mothers day they year.

With attentive and friendly staff, a great view whether day time or night time and of course the added bonus of being on a super cool yacht is going to make any mother happy.

Treat your mum to a Yacht Executive room as well as a champagne afternoon tea, breakfast in the morning and two complimentary return tickets to take a ride up and over the river (on the cable cars - yes those ones that Boris was dangling from) with a half bottle of champagne and a box of delicious truffle chocolates to enjoy on-route.

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Why not extend your stay and treat mum to an indulgent spa treatment at the newly opened Suborn Elemis Spa, or savour a long girly lunch in the hotels exquisite fine dining restaurant, all before a late check out at 2pm.

You can also just pop to dinner on the Sunborn as a different night out. There is a three course a la carte menu that includes a glass of bubbly for just £29 a head. The food is excellent from perfectly cooked cod through to a more meaty ox cheek. The staff are also more than happy to cater for any little menu adjustments you might have which is appreciated and such a bonus.

The whole yacht makes you feel special full of gold and glass and white linen so it really is a perfect option for Mothers Day or anyone else you may want to treat.

The Sunborn London Mother’s Day package is £340 based on two sharing a Yacht Executive Room with private balcony. This rate includes a night stay on a B&B basis with a Champagne Afternoon Tea, luxurious Molton Brown welcome present, two return tickets on the Emirates Air Line with a half bottle of champagne and box of truffle chocolates and late check out.

For reservations and more information please visit www.sunbornlondon.com

Red Bull Soapbox 2

The legendary Red Bull Soapbox Race arrives back in the UK this summer to set hearts pounding and cheers roaring. The event, which promises to showcase the wackiest and most thrilling road race ever staged on UK soil, comes hot on the heels of sold-out Red Bull Soapbox races across the globe in venues ranging from Peru to Paris.

Nerves of steel and a rush of adrenaline combine to create one hell of a ride at the Red Bull Soapbox Race. Taking place on 12th July at Alexandra Palace in London, the entries are now open for your chance to be selected to compete – if you feel the need for speed and like to stand out from the crowd, it’s time to get your carts into gear and apply (details below). Over 1,000 teams applied in 2013, and this year is set to be even bigger.

Among the 70 designs at the UK’s last Red Bull Soapbox Race in 2013 were a fighter jet, a VW Camper Van, a full bathroom suite and even a gigantic Usain Bolt! For anyone wanting to see some spectacular moments from 2013’s competition, you can check out the best wipe-outs and crashes here. This year is set to be even more creative, with events in the 2015 calendar such as the general election and the Rugby World Cup sure to fire up the imagination.

Spectators and drivers alike should come prepared for an adrenaline-fuelled day of thrills, spills and hilarity! If you think you have what it takes to entertain the 20,000 capacity crowd this summer, then go to www.redbullsoapboxrace.co.uk to request an application pack. Teams are chosen on creativity, personality and ingenuity so fuel your imagination and get ready to showcase your ideas. Applications and designs must be received, via post, by Tuesday 31 March 2015.

The Red Bull Soapbox race promises to become one of the most talked about events of the summer and for those that don’t fancy taking part but want to enjoy a fun family day out, keep an eye on the Red Bull Soapbox website for details about tickets to watch the event.

Join in the conversation with #redbullsoapboxrace.

For more information head to www.redbullsoapboxrace.co.uk