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Leisure and recreation AVCE.

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Leisure and Recreation AVCE Unit 1 Investigating Leisure and Recreation Task 3 Introduction During this task I am going to summarise the key components of the leisure and recreation industry in the UK. I am going to give examples of the types of organisations, facilities, products and services with the > Arts and entertainment. > Sports and physical recreation. > Heritage. > Catering. > Countryside recreation. > Home-based leisure. Components I am also going to identify some of the public private and voluntary sector organisations within each of these components. The Arts and Entertainments The Arts and entertainment component covers a large part of the leisure and recreation industry the parts it dose cover are > Performance arts- Drama, Dance, Opera, Circus. > Visual arts- Paintings, Sculptures > Crafts- Pottery, Woodcarvings, a local example is Wetheriggs Pottery > Literature- Writing, Poetry > Architecture, St Paul's Cathedral, Stone Henge. > Film and Video- Cinema Most activities that take part of in the arts and entertainment components are mainly away from the home activites. Different facilities that are run in the arts and entertainment components are Facility Sectors Examples Cinema Private Virgin Cinemas, UCI Theatres and Concert Halls Public, Private London Palladium, Barbican Centre Museums and Art Galleries Public, Private and Voluntary Madame Tussauds, British Museum Pubs and Clubs Mainly Private Yates Wine Lodge, Mecca Bingo halls Theme and Leisure Parks Private Alton Towers, Lego land Windsor Libraries Mainly Public Local authorities, County Councils (Outhart et al 2000:44) ...read more.


(Outhart et al 2000:46). There are also different festivals, which are based on theatrical and entertainment festivals, which can be small local festivals a example of a local festival is the Eden Fest or internationally known festivals such as Edinburgh Festival. Museums and Art Galleries Museums and art galleries are spread out all the country and millions of people visit them each year. There are a variety of recreational, educational and cultural reasons. Museums are run by the public, voluntary and private sectors organisations. Although the majority of them are run by the public sector organisations. The facilities can range from large national museums and art galleries, such as the British Museum and gallery to different small local galleries and museums such as Keswick Pencil Factory. The museums Association defines museum as "an institution, which collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets material evidence and associated information for the public benefit." (Outhart et al 2000:46). Different sorts of museums that you can visit are > General municipal museums > Specialised museums such as social history, national history, transport and science. There are many different categories that museums fall in to due to their different collections that the museums provide like > Archaeology > Art and Design > Transport > Maritime > Natural History > Science and technology > National Collections > World Cultures > Coins and Medals > Music. Sports and Physical Recreation The sports and physical recreation covers a wide range of activites and facilities, events, products and services. ...read more.


The Jorvik Viking Centre York offer an experience through technology based techniques such as interactive displays, sounds, and smells, rides and animation. These sorts of places are run in the private sector because there isn't enough money in the voluntary and public sector for them to run. Catering Catering and hospitality and accommodation are an industry that is closely linked to the Leisure and recreation industry. Most leisure and recreation facilities include some sort of catering for example > Sports centres - bars, cafes, meeting rooms > Cinemas - bars, snacks and confectionery shops > Theme parks - restaurants, bars, accommodation > Swimming pools - vending machines, cafes > Sports stadia - conference and reception facilities, restaurants > Social clubs - bars, restaurants, reception facilities. (Outhart et al 2000:58) All sectors of the industry provide some sort of catering service for people to use publicly or some places can be booked for private use. In 1998 there was around 44,500 restaurants, cafes and take away food shops in the UK. These places made over �13.5 billion, (Outhart et al 2000:58). How ever it is mainly the private sector, which has a businesses in the catering industry. Catering Facilities There is a very large amount of catering facilities with in the United Kingdom. The place we can eat range from an expensive restaurants like a la carte restaurants, to self-service cafeterias, burger bars, pizza hoses and takeaways. Both restaurants and take-away markets have grown and they still are growing with in the UK. It is due to the increasing popularity of ethnic restaurants and take-aways with in the UK. In 1997 the largest proportion of food was in pub meals. Hannah Watson ...read more.

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