EPIC Irish Emigration Museum. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Irish emigration museum voted Europe’s leading attraction for second year

The Irish Emigration Museum has enjoyed Epic success after being named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the World Travel Awards for the second year running. TWO-IN-A-ROW! 🏆 We are delighted to announce that we have won the title of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the annual World Travel Awards for a second year. Read more here: https://t.co/ELQ2XKtJAy pic.twitter.com/O2SKyas24u — EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (@EPICMuseumCHQ) November 2, 2020 The museum – which covers the history of the Irish diaspora – claimed the prize following a public vote. EPIC saw off tourist attractions…

Read More
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul. Photo on Wikimedia Commons

South Korea returns to lockdown after new spike

Museums, parks, and art galleries will all be closed again from Friday for two weeks, with authorities struggling to identify transmission routes South Korea has reimplemented strict lockdown measures in the capital Seoul following the biggest spike of new coronavirus infections in nearly two months. Museums, parks, and art galleries will all be closed again from Friday for two weeks, health minister Park Neung-hoo said. Companies are being urged to reintroduce flexible working hours among other measures. The move follows the biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases in 53 days,…

Read More
South Bank Centre from Jubilee Bridge. Photo by Brian Gillman/Wikimedia Commons

Southbank Centre could be closed until spring 2021 without government intervention

London’s Southbank Centre has warned that they may have to remain closed until at least spring 2021 without additional government support. Every year, more than 4.45 million visitors flock to the centre to see an upwards of 3,500 events, making it the UK’s largest arts and cultural organisation. The centre’s artistic venues include Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery, and the Royal Festival Hall along with the Saison Poetry Library. Southbank Centre hangs by a thread, warns of extended closure The popular London cultural destination has forecasted…

Read More