Kents Cavern and Geopark 2011


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Presentation by Nick Powe to English Riviera Trade Awareness evening in May 2011, displayed underground on cave walk.

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Kents Cavern and Geopark 2011

  1. 1. Nick Powe
  2. 2. • One of only 78 in the world• Smallest and 1st urban• 40% marine environment• Most densely populated• Official UNESCO Geopark
  3. 3. Katla Geopark, Iceland Eyjafjallajökull
  4. 4. Geopark Journey• Started in 2001• Two applications• Awarded in 2007• Revalidation this year
  5. 5. Malaysia
  6. 6. Geology of the English Riviera
  7. 7. The Guardhouse at Berry Head
  8. 8. Seashore Centre, Paignton
  9. 9. Geopark Related Tourism
  10. 10. Prof Iain Stewart
  11. 11. Geopark Festival• The Tempest• Geopark Discovery packages• Loads of great cultural events• GeoCaching• GB6GEO from Occombe• Finale at Cockington Court
  12. 12. Shakespeare Underground Delve underground into Shakespeare’s tantalising tale as it unfolds around you in a world of spirits, monsters, strange rocks and candlelit passageways. 25th May to 4th June Complimentary drink for your guests. Ask James
  13. 13. • NEW!• £16.50 - 2 course dinner show• Voucher discount + meal• Starts 29th June
  14. 14. Friday Bushcraft 29th July and Fridays in AugustCaveman Capers• Collect wood and natural tinder for a fire• Forage for wild food• Cook it up over your fire• PLUS: – Discover the wildlife in the woods – Natural jewellery making
  15. 15. Sketching Evening Monday 8th August 2011• Tour of Caves• Sketching demonstration with Mike McDonald• Sketching Time in the Caves• All You Can Eat Supper
  16. 16. Darkside of Pink Floyd Saturday 2nd July 2011• £15.50• The music from Pink Floyd albums live in the caves.• Performances at 8pm and 10pm• Fastest selling event we’ve ever done!
  17. 17. Autumn and Winter• Romeo and Juliet - 8th Nov to 19th Nov• Santa in the Caves – Sundays in Dec• Christmas Parties – Ghost Show
  18. 18. Social Media @Kents_Caveman