An I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge adventure park is set to open at Salford Quays in summer, ITV has confirmed.
The multi-million adventure trail – based on the smash-hit survival reality gameshow – is set to enjoy its official opening in 2021.
The first attraction of its kind, the I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge invites guests to take on trials inspired by the ITV programme – whisking through the treetops on zip lines and ropes; scaling vertical climbing walls; and navigating a series of obstacles.
Tasks and challenges will be “based around the iconic Main Camp, Croc Creek and Snake Rock”.
Participants will also have the chance to grab a snap on the Winners’ Bridge and take a pew on the I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge throne as King or Queen of the Jungle.
The exact opening date for the attraction is yet to be confirmed – but you can register your interest online to become the first to hear about any updates.
ITV has launched an official webpage where you can sign up for alerts here.
You can get a free therapy session in Manchester on World Mental Health Awareness Day 2022
Monday will mark World Mental Health Awareness Day 2022, and a new high street mental health service will be offering free therapy sessions here in Manchester.
Locals will be able to spend 30 minutes with Self Space’s qualified experts, to reflect, reconnect, and maybe just find out what therapy is all about.
And that’s another thing that sets Self Space apart – you can be paired with a therapist that is the right fit for you using their free therapist-matching service, saving you scrolling endlessly through directories.
There are other barriers standing between people and the mental health help they need, beyond the logistics of actually getting an appointment.
Some people will be put off by the fear of the unknown. Others might not feel ‘low enough’ to seek professional advice.
The pop-up therapy sessions will open the door to the benefits of seeking professional help.
One in four of us will experience a mental health condition at some point in our lives, so the free Self Space pop-up is a brilliant chance to see how you can arm yourself with the tools and professional help that could make the world of difference.
Their therapy sessions encourage a Mental Maintenance approach which will support you when life gets a bit messy, whether it’s burnout, stress, anxiety, grief or something else.
The pop-up, free therapy sessions will take place at Feel Good Club in the Northern Quarter in Manchester on Monday 10 October. You can book your session here.
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Extremely rare Banksy artwork to be displayed in Manchester at major new exhibition
An extremely rare Banksy art work will be on display at the Art of Banksy exhibition when it arrives in Manchester.
The piece – Leopard and Barcode – hasn’t been publicly seen for more than a decade but has been anonymously offered on loan for the occasion.
The Art of Banksy will be the world’s largest Banksy exhibition, taking shape in a 1,200 sq metre purpose-built structure in the heart of MediaCityUK and celebrating one of the world’s most renowned and influential artists.
Presented in association with HOME, it will feature 145 authenticated Banksy works from 2002 to 2017, on display in a way not possible in a museum or gallery.
The Leopard and Barcode was originally sprayed onto the side of a house near Bristol, in either 1999 or 2000.
It was almost lost forever when the house was scheduled for demolition, but a local architect swooped in and saved the piece, chiselling it off the wall.
The artwork spent years wrapped in a blanket under the architect’s spare bed, and was only displayed once in a school.
Organisers say they are delighted to include the piece in the coming Art of Banksy exhibition.
A curator said: “It’s a privilege to be able to show this rare early work.
“It comes with a fascinating story and it’s great that people will have the opportunity to see it again.”
Leopard and Barcode will be displayed in the foyer of the exhibition, which means the public can go and see it free of charge.
Other artworks included in the exhibition include Girl With Balloon (2002) in three different colour variations, Flower Thrower (2003), Rude Copper (2002), and Brace Yourself (2010).