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Napoleon reenactment

Highlights from the Napoleonic Bicentenary

This year marks 200 years since Napoleon was exiled on St Helena, and the Island has marked this bicentenary over the past fortnight with food, music, art and more. Some of the highlights have included… On 9 October artist Áine O’Keeffe launched an art exhibition featuring her 12-piece acrylic on canvas collection “200”, reflecting on <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/highlights-from-the-napoleonic-bicentenary/">Read More</a>

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Longwood House General's Quarters

The refurbished General’s Quarters at Longwood officially opened

The culmination of the operation “Save Napoleon’s house in St Helena” last week coincided with the Bicentenary of Napoleon’s arrival on St Helena. From 2010 to 2014, the Napoleon Foundation, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Domaines Nationaux de Sainte-Hélène have been in charge of managing the important operation of restoring Napoleon’s Longwood <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/the-refurbished-generals-quarters-at-longwood-open/">Read More</a>

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scarecrows, food festival

Celebrating the Napoleonic Bicentenary with food

It was exactly two hundred years ago today, on 15 October 1815, that Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St Helena after ten weeks at sea aboard HMS Northumberland. A food festival to mark the bicentenary of his arrival was held on the Longwood Green on Sunday, 11 October.  There were stalls selling locally made products ranging <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/celebrating-the-napoleonic-bicentenary-with-food/">Read More</a>

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Photo walk

Photo Walk in celebration of the Napoleonic Bicentenary

St Helena participated in the 8th annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk on 3rd October. This year’s walk, the second time that St Helena has taken part, was held at Longwood House to fit in with the Napoleonic theme of the Bicentenary programme, which will commence this week. The route continued to Longwood Gate, Hutt’s Gate, <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/photo-walk-in-celebration-of-the-napoleonic-bicentenary/">Read More</a>

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World Tourism Day on St Helena

Celebrating World Tourism Day on St Helena

Every year on September 27 the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) celebrates World Tourism Day, an opportunity to demonstrate how the role of tourism affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. The theme for 2015 is “One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities”, with Burkina Faso hosting the official celebrations. Each year, UNWTO invites <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/celebrating-world-tourism-day-on-st-helena/">Read More</a>

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