The latest Far Frontiers Travel and Arcturus newsletter takes you beyond the obvious sights in Australia, on a cruise through the fjords of Southern Patagonia, to an exotic Sahara Desert sand camp and to India’s many national wildlife parks.   There’s inspiration for extraordinary experiences in Burma’s Mergui Archipelago, Sri Lanka and Central Asia as well as last minute Antarctic voyage offers and Arctic adventures for Summer 2017.

You can view or download the newsletter here.

Published each summer, the current Arcturus Expeditions brochure features some exciting new land-based trips in Spitbergen and Iceland and an extended range of voyages to both the Arctic and Antarctic.

To view, download or order a copy of the brochure please click here.

 

 

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The latest Far Frontiers Travel and Arcturus Dispatches e-newsletter has just been published – this will now be produced on a monthly basis by Claire Baker Corporate Communications.

Click the link above to read all about their February 2016 offers and early bird discounts.

 

The latest Arcturus polar travel brochure is hot off the press and it’s certainly action-packed – with four extra pages this year to fit in all the company’s exciting new land-based trips and voyages.

Inside the 2016-2017 edition are some great new expeditions in Greenland, The Faroes and Iceland and an extended range of Arctic and Antarctic voyages.  With late bookings still proving popular, the brochure also includes Antarctic voyages for winter 2015-16.

To celebrate the 15th birthday of Arcturus’ sister company, Far Frontiers Travel, Fiona Brijnath has written about her top memories of her 15 all-time favourite trips  – a hard task as she has so many to choose from!

This year’s mailer also includes a short survey asking clients to tell Far Frontiers Travel and Arcturus what they think about them and how both companies can serve them even better in the years to come.

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Download the new brochure here: Adobe PDF Arcturus Brochure 2016-17

A new website for the East Sussex GP specialty training programme has just gone live at http://www.gptrainingeastsussex.co.uk.  East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust offers a three-year GP training programme consisting of six posts in hospital and one year in general practice.  It provides the educational, practical and personal support to enable newly-qualified doctors to become competent, confident and successful GPs.

The website showcases both the programme itself and the benefits of living in East Sussex, with the aim of attracting young doctors to the area.

The site was written and project managed by Claire Baker and designed and produced by String.

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G G Baker & Associates is marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Enjoying Majorca with a new edition specifically updated for Kindle, iPad and other e-readersPamela Legge’s classic account of expatriate life on the island was published in hardback in 1995, admirably combining her lively autobiography with a keen insight into Mallorca’s history, traditions and locations off the usual tourist track. Retitled Enjoying Mallorca and with a new cover showing the garden she created, the Kindle version incorporates many of the changes that the island has witnessed over the past 20 years whilst remaining true to Pamela’s story.  The section on Mallorcan history has also been greatly expanded.  A major advantage of the searchable e-book format is that key facts and information on, for example, particular towns and villages, forthcoming fiestas or local food and wine are instantly accessible, making this even more of an absorbing reference source and travelling companion.  The line drawings by Claire Baker which were a feature of the original book have also been retained.

 

Pamela’s story

Pamela holidayed on Mallorca in 1952 and unexpectedly found herself working as a temporary assistant to Robert Graves. She spent her honeymoon on the island two years later and, in 1986, made her home there. She relates how she and her husband adapted to expatriate life in the sun, the complexities of building a house in Spain, and her various encounters with local eccentrics and bureaucracy.  The reader is also introduced to some of the people who enriched the author’s life there: Sample letters from Robert Graves give a glimpse of him not just as the famous author and poet, but also as a man displaying genuine consideration and concern for his friends.

Enjoying Mallorca as a travel guide

Pamela’s well-researched detail on the island’s history and traditional fiestas and history make Enjoying Mallorca a valuable guide for any visitor or resident who is keen to discover the ‘real’ Mallorca.  Virtually every town and village on the island is described, together with a small number of tried and tested restaurants.  There is a useful map, a calendar of all the key fiestas throughout the year and a comprehensive chronology of Mallorca’s history.

 

 ‘Two books in one – Pamela Legge’s story and her observations on Mallorca’s natural charms and way of life will have you falling for this Mediterranean idyll’

For more about the book and to read reviews of the first edition see this leaflet

Enjoying Mallorca can be read on any PC, iPad, or Kindle e-reader and is available via Amazon in the UK for £3.99, the USA for $5.99 and the EU for €4.99. 

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Having produced a new website for Xenon Services in Spring 2014 (see client profile) – together with String Concept and Design we continued throughout the year to help the company harmonise their corporate identity across all communications so that Xenon’s printed materials, tender documents and powerpoint presentations are consistent, high quality and instantly recognisable.

 

Nutmeg Retail operates three distinctive boutiques in Petersfield, Witney and Chipping Campden which offer some of the best in British and European contemporary womenswear brands. They invited us to develop a new website to reflect the welcoming, fun and individual atmosphere of their shops and enable Nutmeg to showcase the various brands available at each – a range that includes White Stuff, Great Plains, Noa Noa, Seasalt, Sandwich, Ese-O-Ese and Nice Things among others.

It is the place to go for footwear classics, Converse, and also offers a beautiful range of handpicked jewellery and accessories.

Visitors to the site are able to sign up to receive information on sales, new brands and special events.

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In February 2013 we relaunched the Vocal Solutions website for client Peter Morris following a complete revamp.  A consummate speaker, broadcaster and conference moderator, Peter is well-known among Gloucestershire equestrian circles for his insightful and amusing sports commentaries. Peter now has a modern, flexible website which allows him to upload content himself. His new site was launched in February 2013.

January 2013 saw the launch of Cinnamon Fashion Agency’s website, a collaboration between Claire Baker Corporate Communications and String which showcases the brands which the company represents in the UK and Ireland.