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The Royal Parks launches Official YouTube channel

Richmond Park showcased in new short film

Park visitors will now be able to learn more about their favourite Royal Park, with the launch today of The Royal Parks' Official YouTube channel.

The dedicated channel features short films on activities, events and wildlife in London's eight Royal Parks, as well as exclusive behind the scenes footage of life at the parks.

Richmond Park is featured in 'Sightline 1710', a new film by artist Caroline Jones to mark the tercentenary of the historic view from King Henry's Mound in Richmond Park across to St Paul's Cathedral .

New content will be added regularly, highlighting the range of activities and interests covered by the parks, including nature and wildlife, arts and culture, sports and exercise, shopping, eating and drinking.

Chris Travers, Director of Strategy and Communications for The Royal Parks said: "The Royal Parks' Official YouTube Channel is a great way to showcase the incredible variety of activities, events and wildlife across the eight Royal Parks. We welcome 37 million visitors each year, and the YouTube videos will capture some of the many reasons why. Our aim to is to encourage park visitors to check the channel regularly to find out what's new and learn more about their favourite park."

The launch of The Royal Parks' Official YouTube Channel marks the latest development of the agency's digital engagement strategy and follows the successful launch of The Royal Parks Facebook group and Flickr group.

To view The Royal Parks' Official YouTube Channel, visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/THEROYALPARKS

Also visit: http://www.facebook.com/TheRoyalParksLondon and
http://www.flickr.com/groups/fans_of_the_royal_parks/

Media enquiries:

For further information or images please contact:

The Royal Parks Press Office on 0300 061 2128 or email press@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk

Notes to Editors

About The Royal Parks:

  • The Royal Parks is an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
  • The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James's Park. For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk

About Sightline 1710:

  • 2010/11 marked 300 years since the current St Paul's Cathedral was finished, and the now protected view from King Henry's Mound in Richmond Park to the Cathedral was established.
  • Sightline 1710 is a new work commissioned by The Royal Parks and created by artist Caroline Jones to mark the tercentenary of this historic vista. It is shot on 35mm film and condensed as a time-lapse to present the fading/revealing light at dawn and dusk from the reciprocal viewpoints (from King Henry's Mound looking at St Paul's Cathedral, and vice versa).
  • The piece is accompanied by music composed by Henry VIII at the time of his reign.
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