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Festival of Running 2018

The St Helena Festival of Running event is an annual challenge which raises funds for the National Amateur Sports Association of St Helena (an organisation which supports the training and participation of St Helena athletes in international events). The Festival of Running, one could argue is one of the most remote and challenging in the <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/event/festival-running-2018/">Read More</a>

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Farmer’s Market & Social

When: 14 July 2018 Time: 2pm—5pm Where: Harford Community Centre Hot food, tea, sweetnest and a bar facility will be available at the Farmer’s Market. A social will be hosted from 5pm on wards by the Community Center with RD & The Country Boys to entertain you. A programme of agriculture industry engagement sessions for <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/event/farmers-market-social/">Read More</a>

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7 Wonders of St Helena – Jacob’s Ladder, St Helena’s number 1 choice

Receiving the most votes during the 2018 7 Wonders campaign, it’s clear to see that Jacob’s Ladder is beloved by islanders. Today the ladder is an iconic landmark. It is used by islanders and visitors alike and is a ‘must do’ when visiting St Helena, whether for 1 step or 699. The history of Jacob’s <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/7-wonders-of-st-helena-jacobs-ladder/">Read More</a>

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Festival of Walking 2018

There’s no better time to step out and enjoy St Helena’s diverse walks than during the annual Festival of Walking. This year marks the eighth Festival of Walking, and will take place from 7 – 29 April 2018.   To see what walks are planned for the Festival of Walking 2018 – Please click here  <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/event/festival-of-walking/">Read More</a>

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Recipe for the famous St Helena Fish Cakes

The following is one of our most popular blog posts of all time, so this week we’re re-sharing the recipe for the legendary St Helena fish cakes… If you’re looking for a taste of St Helena, then look no further! The Island’s cuisine is wonderfully varied with Malay, British, and Chinese influences. Each dish has <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/recipe-for-the-famous-st-helena-fish-cakes/">Read More</a>

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St Helena on Google Street View

St Helena Island is being put on the map thanks to a Google Street View project. Part of the larger Google Maps and Earth applications, Google Street View will allow internet users anywhere in the world the opportunity to look around St Helena as if they were here. There are a few contributors, but the <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-google-street-view/">Read More</a>

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St Helena’s Humpback Whale season is in full swing

The Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are back! Migrating through our waters between the winter months of June to December, our Humpback visitors come to St Helena to give birth to their calves. Quite often the mother and calf can be seen passing James Bay close inshore. Photo c/o Megan Vass Reaching an age of up <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helenas-humpback-whales-season/">Read More</a>

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The oldest Anglican church in the Southern Hemisphere

One of the biggest secrets on St Helena is St James’ Church, founded in 1674 (a new building was constructed in 1774, to which the church is often dated) after the East India Company began sending Church of England chaplains to the island. Today St James’ Church is the oldest surviving Anglican church in the <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/oldest-church-southern-hemisphere/">Read More</a>

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St Helena launches new logo ahead of Napoleon’s Bicentenary

    This year marks 200 years since Napoleon was exiled to St Helena.  This is a significant historical moment for the island and St Helena Tourism has launched a new logo to mark the occasion. The logo is coupled with an island events programme, designed to acknowledge the importance of the October Bicentenary. Businesses <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-launches-new-logo-ahead-napoleons-bicentenary/">Read More</a>

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