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  GEM launches training scheme for museums professionals
Arts Council England (ACE) funding has helped the launch of a new training scheme aimed at addressing the challenges facing professionals involved in education in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors. Organised by the Group for Education in Museums (GEM), the courses will take place at the body’s new .... more
  September opening date finally set for Cairns Aquarium
After suffering a number of delays, work on the AU$50m (US$39.6m, €33.7m, £30.7m) Cairns Aquarium is in the final stages, with 12 September being touted as the visitor attraction's official opening date. “The water is already in the building and all hands are on deck to get the water quality to the point where we .... more
  Construction begins on London music venue linking culture and Crossrail
Construction is underway on two new live music venues and a leisure-filled “urban gallery” in central London, designed by British architects Orms. The St Giles Circus scheme, which is being overseen by real estate firm Consolidated Developments, will see two new buildings created and two other listed .... more
  Weak pound attracts record number of visitors in June
The UK attracted a record number of overseas visitors during June – thanks largely to the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote. In total, there were 3.5 million visits to the UK in June, up 7 per cent on June 2016. Overseas visitor spend also increased, reaching £2.2bn in June, up 2 per cent .... more
  Gym membership business model has made operators 'lazy', says Rod Hill
Gym and health club operators need to engage with their members and focus on customer service to help them retain numbers. In the latest issue of Health Club Management, Rod Hill, TRIB3 director of Europe, said that the fitness industry had been built on a recurring revenue model, which investors liked, .... more
  Basic-Fit on track to open 100 gyms this year
European low-cost gym chain Basic-Fit is on target to open 100 clubs this year after it reported revenue growth of 26 per cent in the first six months of 2017 to €156m (US$183.2m, £142.1m), up from €124m (US$145.6m, £113m) during the same period in 2016. The company's latest trading update also showed that .... more
  Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama to open eponymous museum in Tokyo
Yayoi Kusama – the Japanese artist famed for her use of repetitive patterns and bold colours – has announced the opening of her own art museum, in Tokyo, Japan. The five-storey museum building, designed by architecture firm Kume Sekkei, has already been erected in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, but the purpose .... more
  DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North
Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, with a new fund established to help build a lasting regional legacy for the Great Exhibition of the North. Called the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, grants of up to £4m .... more
  Anytime Fitness to aggressively expand in US state
Franchise chain Anytime Fitness plans to open more than 65 gyms in the US state of Alabama within the next three years. There are currently 31 Anytime Fitness gyms in the southeastern state, with developments planned for the Birmingham and Auburn area in the next 12 months. Other target areas include Huntsville, .... more
  Thai studio create bold bamboo sports hall for Chiang Mai school
Thailand-based architecture and engineering practice Chiangmai Life Construction (CLC) have developed a net zero sports hall made entirely from bamboo, earth and stone. Panyaden International School in the city of Chiang Mai required a larger assembly space and an indoor sports facility protecting students from .... more
  énergie launches training concept as part of rebrand
Fitness franchise énergie Group has opened thé Yard - a new signature training concept that will be rolled out at its énergie and Fit4less clubs across the UK as part of rebranding efforts. Launched in conjunction with the opening of énergie Fitness Sheldon in Birmingham, the new high intensity training zone is .... more
  Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini design Hull public pavilion for UK City of Culture 2017
Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic heart of Hull, UK. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 have commissioned the duo as part .... more
  Tech start up Neurable creates world's first brain-controlled VR system
Tech startup Neurable has taken virtual reality to the next level, creating computer interfaces for the brain to allow users to control the technology using only the power of their minds. Showcased at the recent Siggraph event in Los Angeles, the Boston-based Neurable uses EEG (Electroencephalography) sensors .... more
  Equinox first tenant announced for redeveloped Culver City icon
American fitness operator Equinox has been announced as the first tenant at One Culver; a former movie studio HQ in California that is being comprehensively renovated by international architects Gensler. Culver City real estate firm Runyon Group today (17 August) confirmed that Equinox will open “an expansive .... more
  John Ellerman Foundation launches museums development fund
A curatorial development fund worth £500,000 (US$645,000, €550,000) has been created to help already established curators of museums and galleries in the UK learn new ways of working. Financed by the John Ellerman Foundation, the Regional Museums and Galleries Fund has earmarked the funds to be awarded through .... more
Jobs in this issue
Recreation Assistant
Thetford, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
Trainee Duty Manager
Thetford, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
Personal Trainers
Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, Greater London, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Swim Instructors
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
Personal Trainers
Newcastle, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Southampton, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Castle Vale, Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Football Coaches
Romford, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Athletics Coaches
London Borough of Havering, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Basketball Coaches
Romford, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Sports Assistants (eight positions)
Colchester, United Kingdom
University of Essex Commercial Services
Sports Grounds and External Operations Manager
Oxford, United Kingdom
Oxford University Sport
Personal Trainer
Ealing, London, United Kingdom
energie group
Personal Trainers
Leicester, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Gym Instructor
Newbury, United Kingdom
Legacy Leisure
Creche Assistant
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Project Delivery Officer
Hull, United Kingdom
Hull Culture and Leisure
Leisure Marketing Manager
Hull, United Kingdom
Hull Culture and Leisure
Bletchley Leisure Centre: Traineeship
Bletchley, United Kingdom
Pocketfit Training
The Venue: Traineeship Programme
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Pocketfit Training
William Penn Leisure Centre Traineeship
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Pocketfit Training
Membership Consultants
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Sales Manager
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Cafe Supervisor
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Fitness Instructor
London, United Kingdom
City University of London




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