Category Archives: Attractions

The London Holi One Festival 2014, part 2

Words by Laura Kimberley, photos by Lamia Hossain When my friend asked me if I wanted to go to the Holi One festival a few weeks ago I knew absolutely nothing about it. “It’s the one where everyone throws the powder in the air” was his succinct explanation – “OK” I said, “I’m in!” Since agreeing to go I looked into the festival in more detail and learned that it is held all over the world with millions of people taking part.  On the day I arrived slightly later than…

The London Holi One Festival, 2014

Words by Dave Sherman, images by Dave Wise and Lamia Hossain Over the past few years the use of coloured powder during events seems to have taken the western world by storm.  A number of races have sprung up encouraging supporters to cover runners in coloured powder each time they complete a kilometre lap of a 5km route, and a number of other festivals are held all over the world where entrants are encouraged to launch coloured powder into the sky at set points throughout the day.  Team Trek and Run decided to go along to one of these…

Heartbeat of Home at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, Canada

Three of us from Trek and Run – myself, Lamia and Joanna – saw this show, which has just a week left to run here in Toronto. Here are a few of our thoughts, with more in-depth reviews following below… “…the 2nd act commences with a Cuban/Irish mash up leading into a New York 1950′s Harlem style Hip Hop On-The-Road Beat Box face off. If this were all a meal the critics might describe it as a Gaucho Gazpacho with a Cape Verde salsa held together with a pint of Guinness…”…

The Steam Whistle Brewery Tour, Toronto, Canada

If you look straight down over a thousand feet from the observation deck of the CN Tower you’ll see, between you and Lake Ontario, a huge semi-circular brick building that looks old and oddly out of place. The rest of the nearby city centre, you see, is modern and high rise, and getting more so by the month (they say there are 2 seasons in Toronto, construction and winter, although recently I’ve seen building work continuing even though temperatures have been as low as minus 15 to 20 degrees!) So…

‘Metamorphosis’ at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Canada

Three of us from Trek and Run – myself, Lamia and Ksenia – saw this show, which has just a week left to run here in Toronto. Here are a few of our thoughts, with more in-depth reviews following below… “The final act…was executed into such a meaningful and terrifyingly vivid performance that it haunted me for days after. Leaving the theater I felt temporarily unable to express any feelings regarding the play for the power, relevance and fragility of what I had witnessed that night should not, and indeed could…

The Canada Running Series ‘Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause 3km’, Toronto, Canada

This 2014 event took place on 22nd February. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route I’ve run with the Canada Running Series people before, at their Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2012. The organisation was great and there was a good vibe about the whole event so since I was in Toronto for a month this winter I  had a look at their website to see if they had anything going on locally during this time. As it…

The CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

The CN Tower is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When it was completed in 1976 it became the world’s tallest free-standing structure and the world’s tallest tower - both records it held for 34 years until the completion of the Burj Khalifa and the Canton Tower in 2010. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.            We visit Toronto a lot – it has a host of well organised running events including marathons in…

The Canadian National Exhibition (The CNE), Toronto, Canada

Founded in 1879 the CNE has enjoyed a distinguished history as a showcase of Canada. It was “the place” where people came to experience the “best and the brightest” from the latest innovations in technology and commercial products, to the greatest artists of the time. Although the CNE has changed over the years it continues to be one of Ontario’s great annual traditions. The CNE is currently the seventh largest fair in North America and its audience truly reflects the diversity of Toronto and the region. The fair takes place…

Treetop Trekking at Brampton, Toronto, Canada

We’d been to Go Ape in England and loved it, and since the Treetop Trekking experience appeared to be very similar, we decided to give it a go. Our session was due to last 3 hours, starting with a safety talk and culminating with an amazing 900 ft long twin zip ride over a lake. The course was a lot of fun, quite testing in places but within most people’s reach I’d say, as this short film we made shows… First of all, here’s a film of the even, it’ll…

Go Ape Bedgebury Park, Kent

The tarzan swing here is epic, the best I’ve experienced I think. An added bonus was that there was a great playground by the office so bystanders could have something to do with the kids whilst others are taking part in the course. Bedgebury is also well known for its marked biking routes, and it’s near the pretty village of Goudhurst and the National Trust properties of Sissinghurst Caslte and Scotney Castle.