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Sounds of Boney M in Exmouth

19:41 23 October 2015

Sounds Of Boney M In Exmouth

Sheyla Bonnick and the Sounds of Boney M

Archant

Sheyla Bonnick and the Sounds of Boney M are coming to Exmouth Pavilion in November. And we ve got a pair of tickets to give away to this great show!

To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Sheyla was a member of an early line-up of Euro-pop group Boney M and helped to promote the group s first single, Baby Do You Wanna Bump.

Her powerful voice still sounds just like the day German singer-songwriter Frank Farian first formed the iconic group, back in 1975. During the last 40 years, Sheyla and the Sounds of Boney M have enjoyed many successful tours around the world.

The show brings back the sounds of Boney M, its visual feel and musical history. With songs like Rasputin, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Brown Girl in the Ring, Rivers of Babylon and Holiday, it is easy to imagine yourself back in the days of those Frank Farian tunes and international stories which made the original concept so huge worldwide. For those who missed the 1970s, it s an unforgettable evening of nostalgia with the breath-taking pop and disco hits of Boney M and special guest band Gimme Gimme Gimme! The ABBA Tribute.

Sheyla Bonnick and the Sounds of Boney M appear at the Exmouth Pavilion at 8pm on Friday, November 20. Tickets are 20.50 (raised) and 18.50 (standard), available from the box office on 01395 222477 or online at: www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion

The Journal has a great prize to give away to our readers. For a chance to get your hands on a pair of tickets to Sheyla Bonnick and the Sounds of Boney M, simply answer the following question:

What was the name of Boney M s first single?

Send your answer on a postcard with your name, address and daytime contact number to Sheyla Bonnick and the Sounds of Boney M competition, Archant, Exeter Airport Business Park, Fair Oak Close, Clyst Honiton, EX5 2UL.

Terms and conditions: Competition closes at 11am on Friday, November 6. Winners will be selected at random after the closing date. Usual promotion rules apply – visit www.archant.co.uk

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New drive to boost tourist trade outside the peak summer season

New Drive To Boost Tourist Trade Outside The Peak Summer Season

An image of Orfordness from the Suffolk Coast Destination Marketing Organisation’s “Perfectly Seasoned” autumn promotional campaign. Archant

A new marketing campaign has been launched to attract more visitors to the Suffolk coast outside of the traditional Discount Holidays © holiday season.

The Perfectly Seasoned campaign for the autumn, developed by the Suffolk Coast Destination Management Organisation (DMO), combines key elements of area s appeal including food, art, wildlife and outdoor activities.

Tim Rowan-Robinson, chairman of the Suffolk Coast DMO, said it was hoped that tourism businesses in the region would unite behind the thematic approach, which will also carry through to a spring campaign, to drive an increase in visitor numbers during the shoulder months either side of the peak summer season.

This campaign shows how The Suffolk Coast is a year round attraction, he said. Those of us who live and work along the Suffolk Coast know this stretch of the UK is beautiful throughout the year.

Our Perfectly Seasoned campaign provides the opportunity for us to work together to showcase and develop our destination offer.

Catering for a greater influx of visitors is a key priority for us and this campaign will drive tourists directly to accommodation providers, restaurateurs and tourist attractions who have become our members.

Annie Willey, brand manager for the Suffolk Coast DMO, added: We urge all Suffolk Coast businesses that have not yet joined our membership scheme to do so, as we are confident that this stretch of coastline can and will be a year round destination.

Norwich airport holiday passenger growth despite turbulence overseas

06:00 12 September 2015

Norwich Airport <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Passenger Growth Despite Turbulence Overseas

norwich International Airport. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. Norwich International Airport has recorded an uplift in Discount Holidays © holiday passenger numbers, despite facing heightened turbulence in tourist destinations sparked by the terrorist attack in Tunisia and the Greek financial crisis.

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The transport hub saw holidaymakers flying from the airport grow 2pc year-on-year, from just under 101,000 to close to a 103,000.

The expansion came in spite of the financial blow caused by its decision to cancel its chartered flight to Tunisia at the end of June when a gunman with links to the Islamic State shot dead 38 people near the city of Sousse.

Elsewhere, Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports all enjoyed their busiest ever month in August, with record-breaking passenger numbers.

Richard Pace, general manager of Norwich International Airport, said: Over all we are having a good year. We are seeing growth in important areas, including Discount Holidays © holiday flights and our international hub connectivity. That is against a backdrop of the terrible situation in Tunisia which has had an impact on our growth profile. Despite the terrible events, we have still been able to grow year-on-year.

He said while the events in Tunisia forced the airport to cancel its chartered flight to the country, the Greek economic crisis did not impact the performance of its service to Corfu, which was performing well.

An upsurge in demand for private chartered flights from Norwich-based SaxonAir also handed the airport a boost, growing its general aviation activity by 40pc.

The airport also saw 5pc growth in passengers using the Amsterdam hub connection, which allows travellers from Norwich to connect to long haul flights from Schiphol airport.

The growth was partly fuelled by the increasing number of international students travelling to Norwich to study at the University of East Anglia, Mr Pace said.

Across the UK, some 7.33 million people passed through Heathrow in August, up 4pc on the same month last year.

Gatwick Airport saw 4.53 million passengers last month – up 3.7pc on 2014.

Manchester Airport recorded 2.6 million travellers last month, making it the busiest in the airport s 77-year history.

The year-on-year rise was 5.05pc.

The airport s managing director, Ken O Toole, said: This has been a truly astounding summer and the number of people flying from the north of England has surpassed all forecasts, providing a boost for our airline, tour operators and retail partners, as well as creating jobs and boosting the local economy as a direct result.

We continue to work hard to ensure services and capacity match the demand that continues to grow across our broad and diverse catchment area.

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Contact business editor Ben Woods on ben.woods@archant.co.uk

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