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Gloucester Waterways Museum
Robert Longden Photography Exhibition
Gloucester Waterways Museum is delighted to host a display of Robert Longden's evocative photographs of working life on Britain's inland waterways of the 1940s and 50s.
The exhibition, which was previously at the Coventry's Herbert Gallery, is the first time that Robert Longden's photographs have been on display and the stunning black and white images reveal the remarkable photographic achievements of the Coventry factory worker.
During the late 1940s and early 1950s Robert Longden documented an intimate history of a working life which has now disappeared, providing a unique insight into the realities of life afloat in the post-war period. The photographs record the narrowboat people he encountered on the waterways, catching the moment of transformation which saw canals change from being industrial thoroughfares to locations for leisure.
Exhibition open daily throughout October and November 11am-3pm. Tickets: Adult �4.25, Child �3.25, Concession �3.75, Under 5s free. Tickets include entry to museum.

GXSA (Gerrards Cross Sailing Association)
Wednesday October 6th, Jeremy Batch, "London's More Important River".
Members will recall Jeremy's fascinating talk last year when, with excellent illustrations, he recounted the detailed history of Limehouse Basin. We are privileged that he can again address us, this time on London's more important river, which you will have guessed is not the Thames. Jeremy is a famous local historian, and also the lock keeper at Limehouse. His stories are fascinating and of interest to everyone from historians, yachtsman and even barge skippers. Come along to this our first meeting of this season, and enjoy the talk, learn a little more and meet up with old friends. As ever visitors are very welcome.
Wednesday October 13th, Eric Brossier, "Beneath the Stars at the North Pole".
Eric Brossier, distinguished high latitude sailor and well known author, visits GXSA from La Rochelle to describe five winters spent in Spitsbergen aboard "Vagabond" to study the Arctic Ocean sea ice and its future. His achievements are truly outstanding. Some of which are described in his 2008 book "Circumpolaris" which won the Prix de l'Academie Marine award. The book is available from Amazon. Vagabond's website is well worth a visit and includes many high quality stunning images of high latitude sailing and destinations. This will be a unique and very memorable talk with a wide appeal. Do come along and join us.
Wednesday October 20th, Alan Watson, "The Dance of the Little Green Dots".
Alan Watson will demonstrate how to identify potential collision situations on radar using both traditional methods and MARPA which is becoming widely available to yachtsman. His talk will use computer simulations and screen shots from the radar on his own boat, Trinity Star, in the Solent and English Channel. Alan leads Trinity Nautical Training, which is an RYA recognised training school providing training in radio, radar, navigation and seamanship to both leisure sailors and the professionals. The school is long established and operates from Hythe marina.
Wednesday October 27th, Mick and Liz Wigfield, "Le Four to La Rochelle"
Get to the Chenal de Four at the start of the ebb and you are swept at 10 knots into a new cruising world. The sun comes out, the temperature rises and the winds abate. Maybe. And don't blink or you may miss something you shouldn't.
After his trip in 2009 in their Westerly Fulmar Kemari, Mick wrote a personal pilot, giving members of the Royal Southampton YC some pointers about the harbours and passages in the North Biscay area that add to what can be found in the professional books.
He and Liz will speak about their "I didn't blink" experiences and encourage those who are contemplating first or, perhaps, a repeat visit to this exciting and attractive area. An inspiring talk; we do hope to see you there.

Pure Adventure Ltd & Island RIB Voyages
October half term: 25th October
There are still places available on the activity holiday camp which will be running from Monday the 25th to Friday 29th October. It will be the same format as over the summer with drop off at Liberation square at 8.45am and collection at 4.00pm. The children will have a different morning and afternoon activity every day, and the itinerary will be determined the day before after taking the weather in to consideration. The cost for this week is �190 per child, and we are limited to 12 spaces for this event. For further information on this week or to book, please call the office or email
Gift Vouchers
If you are looking for a great gift for someone, why not purchase a voucher from our website! This can either be emailed or posted to you for your convenience, and you can even personalise the message on the voucher. Vouchers can be used towards any activity which we offer.
We hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far! Blokarting and other activities will be continuing through the seasons. Coasteering is best in September as the water is at its hottest!! If you would like to organise an activity with us that is not on our website, please email your requests and we can hopefully arrange something to suit your needs!
All the best!
The Staff from Pure Adventure

Scudamore's Punting Company
Halloween Punting & Walking Ghost Tours
'A 90 minute journey into the depths of Cambridge's horrifying history. A 45 minute guided punt tour followed by a 45 minute walking tour.'
Each evening between Friday 22nd and Sunday 31st October (except Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th October) 2010 Scudamore's and Visit Cambridge will be running their annual Halloween Ghost Tours, which combine a Jack O'Lantern-lit punt along the College Backs with a guided walk to visit Cambridge's most haunted places.
Those brave enough to join the tour will be taken back into Cambridge's dark and troubled (and not always distant) past to hear of restless revenants, macabre sightings (and aromas) and tragic events. This tour is not recommended for the faint-hearted!
Timings: There are up to 7 tours per evening, leaving at 30 minute intervals from 18:00. Tours last 90 minutes. Advance purchase is strongly recommended due to the popularity of this tour.
Online sales:
Telephone sales: Scudamore's on 01223 359750 or Visit Cambridge on 01223 457450.
Prices: �18.50 (Adults), �17 (Concessions) & �9.25 (Children under 12)

Poole Sailing Ltd
6: Boat Handling
9-10: Weekend Cruise/RYA Practical Course
11-15: RYA Practical Course
20: Boat Handling
23-24: Weekend Cruise/RYA Practical Course
Our 2010 programme is up on the website. It covers RYA shorebased courses as well as the practical events. We also have opened a twitter account called Poolesailing to keep you informed of our last minute special offers and other items which may interest you.

Scottish Seabird Centre
'What's On' at the Scottish Seabird Centre
Puffin Club: Join us 2pm - 3pm weekends and holidays for fun make and take sessions.
2nd - 3rd October: Creative Collages.
9th - 10th October: Have a go at creating a colourful creative collage inspired by Sammy the Seal and his friends.
11th - 16th October: Pirates Ahoy!
18th - 22nd October: The pirates are coming!! Help us prepare for their arrival by adding to our scary pirate flags.
25th - 29th October: Seal Puppets. Spot the seals on camera and make your very own seal finger puppet.
31st October: Batty Bats. Happy Halloween! Come along and make your own scary batty bat!
1st - 31st October: Floating Zoo Exhibition. In the marine world it's the little things that count! There are literally billions of tiny plants and animals all drifting around the ocean with the tides like a floating zoo. Find out about this miniature marine world.
1st - 30th October: Liz Mackley Exhibition in the Picture Gallery.
1st October 2.30pm: Storytime by the Sea. Snuggle down for an afternoon of stories by the sea.
1st & 29th October 1.30pm-3.30pm: Wildlife Club. Are you 7-11 years old? Do you love wildlife and nature? Do you enjoy getting outdoors, meeting new people and making friends? Then come along and join North Berwick's Wildlife Club, join us in exploring all that North Berwick and the surrounding area has to offer. We get up to all sorts of activities from rockpooling, bushcraft and birdwatching to wildlife themed games, parties and art activities. Most importantly, we have FUN! More details at
13th October: Walking with Birds - Aberlady. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group and Edinburgh RSPB at Aberlady. For all enquiries please ring Alan Gracie on 0131 652 0308.
17th October 2pm - 4pm: Wild About Art - Selkie Sea Scenes. Create a colourful scene and try your hand at glass painting in our selkie themed session this month in this 2 hour art workshop with Alchemy Arts.
20th October: Walking with Birds - Aberlady Bay. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group at Aberlady Bay. Meet at the Wooden Bridge Car Park at 10.30am. Contact Molly Woolgar (0131 667 2688). Please inform the leader beforehand if you are coming.
23rd - 24th October: PIRATE WEEKEND. All day 'Shiver Me Timbers and Pieces of Eight!' The Scottish Seabird Centre is taken over by Pirates in this family fun weekend! Activities running throughout the day and Pieces of Eight given for the best dressed Pirates of all ages!
23rd October: Walking with Birds - Birnie and Gaddon Lochs. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group and Edinburgh RSPB at Hound Point. For all enquiries please ring Alan Gracie on 0131 652 0308.
30th October 2pm - 3.30pm: Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival. A Rainbow of Bird Tales from Asia How did a peacock get his beautiful feathers? And why can't chickens fly high in the sky? Hear tales from India and Malaysia with storyteller Kamini Ramachandra then see the characters come to life by making your own peacock or chicken. Hands on story and craft fun for all ages.
31st October: Walking with Birds - Early Birds Beach Walk. Join the Scottish Seabird Centre Birdwatching Group at Seabird Centre at 9am. Contact Maggie Sheddan on 07709 505133. Please inform the leader beforehand if you are coming.
All activities are free with admission to the Discovery Centre, unless otherwise stated.
There may be a charge for the Seabird Centre's Walking With Birds events.
Please note we will make every effort to provide this programme, but operational issues or circumstances beyond our control may necessitate the cancellation, at short notice, or any part of it.
Further information can be found at
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a charity dedicated to inspiring people to care for wildlife and the natural environment. Charity number SC025837.

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