March 2010

Events taking place during March, including a pub chat hosted by round-the-world cyclist and adventurer Alastair Humpreys

WHEN: Tuesday 2 March, 6-9pm
WHAT: Ordnance Survey OpenSpace Developers Evening
The OS have planned this even to show charities, community groups and special interest websites, how they can make the most of Ordnance Survey’s online mapping called OpenSpace. The evening, based at OS’s Southampton headquarters, will start with a presentation before attendees can have a go themselves. Pizza and beer will be provided.
WHERE: Ordnance Survey Business Centre, Romsey Road, Maybush, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, SO16 4GU.
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PRICE AND INFO: Free. Find out more on the OS website or call 0845 605 0505

Tuesday 9 March, 6.30-9pm
WHAT: Pub chat with round-the-world cyclist and adventurer Alastair Humphreys
When Alastair was planning to cycling around the world, a veteran long-distance cyclist agreed to meet him in a pub and answer some of the many questions he had. Now, with a few trips under his own belt, he'd like to help others who are planning their own expedition and he has therefore set up this evening in a pub. And, it's not just for those with dreams, he'd also like to invite those who have already completed an expedition or ultramarathon, or anything similar, to come along and share their knowledge.
WHERE: Top floor of the Iron Duke pub in Victoria station, LONDON
PRICE AND INFO: Free. For more information take a look at Alastair's website

WHEN: 12 March - 24 May (open daily, 11am-5.30pm)
WHAT: A Terrible Beauty: Edward Wilson in Antarctica 1902-12
Before Edward Wilson died in his tent alongside Caption Scott and ‘Birdie’ Bowers in 1912, he spent years exploring the Antarctic with Scott, taking on job titles ranging from zoologist to expedition artist. Now, to mark the centenary of the departure of the Terra Nova expedition, Brantwood House, the former Lake District home of John Ruskin, is hosting an exhibition of his most evocative works.
WHERE: Brantwood, CONISTON, Cumbria, LA21 8AD
PRICE AND INFO: Entrance to the house and exhibition costs £6.30 for adults, £5 for students and £1.35 for children under 16. For more information call 015394 41396 or take a look at Brantwood's website

WHEN: 26-28 March  (Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm)
WHAT: The Outdoors Show 2010
The Outdoors show returns to the NEC in Birmingham at the end of the March with a line-up of speakers including Ranulph Fiennes, Kate Humble, Ben Fogle, Simon King and Touching the Void star Joe Simpson. Other activities include ice climbing, abseiling, fashion shows and the opportunity to learn how to skin a rabbit or track desert animals at the show’s ‘wilderness camp’. 
WHERE: The NEC (National Exhibition Centre), BIRMINGHAM, B40 1NT
PRICE AND INFO: Adult tickets are £18 on the door, £13 in advance; concessions £11 on the door, £8 in advance; children under 11 enter for free. For further information call 01159 934 439 or go to