Gin Palace

Manchester’s water palace Victoria Baths is set to host its first ever Gin Festival on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March. In a weekend of tastings and masterclasses, you’ll discover new varieties (there are over 100 to try!) and learn the history of one of Britain’s favourite tipples. …

Things That Matter

  “It doesn’t matter who they are, it’s where they are, what they are searching for and who they trust that matters” An event at MMU last week saw David Edmundson-Bird,  Principal Lecturer and Course Leader in Digital Marketing at MMU Business School making the very bold statement that Demographics …

Pride & Joy and the Golden Era of Public Transport

Fido has been working with travel uniform clothing firm, Leisurewear Direct, to estabish a new name and identity for the business. From humble beginnings supplying team strips and brass band uniforms in the 1990’s, the firm has grown to become one of the most respected embroidered uniform and workwear suppliers …

On the Tiles

  The curtain has been raised on the much-anticipated John Scott Gallery at Jackfield Tile Museum, featuring an awe-inspiring collection of over 1,500 British decorative tiles, donated by a remarkable private collector. Scott’s discerning eye for design and has brought together a collection that reflects the changing tastes of a …

Top Gear

Whilst the summer comes to an end in the UK, Fido is gearing up for a new project with Hike + Bike the Sierras, an adventure holiday company based in Ronda, a historical town of Andalucia. Spain basks in 300 plus days of sunshine a year, making it the perfect …

Glorious mud?

Everyone from serious runners to fancy dressers will be preparing to get messy on Saturday 20th September, as the Shropshire Mud Run series hits the historic woodland of Hawkstone Park Follies. This is a 10K challenge in the park’s dramatic terrain of winding steps, steep crags and sandstone caves. Off …

‘Living Dangerously’

An exhibition of photography by war hero Terence Spencer is coming to the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer (19 July – 31 August). Terry had two audacious careers, first as a WWII fighter pilot and later as a celebrated photo-journalist for American magazine, LIFE. ‘Living Dangerously’ will …

V posh festival experience at Weston Park

V Festival’s northern home, Weston Park, has made a very special retreat available for this year’s festival (16 & 17 August) and for those of us in the Fido office who are not natural campers, this sounds like just the ticket! Knoll Tower, a Victorian Hunting Lodge, has just been …

Mind the Gap

A big thanks to VisitEngland for this week’s event at the International Festival for Business. It was great to see lots of friendly faces amongst the audience, all gathering to join the debate on the tourism divide between London and the rest of the country. London is booming, it’s a …