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Studying in the UK? Travel for less than £40 this Easter break

The UK university academic year runs from September to June with a few weeks of break for Christmas and Easter.This year, Easter falls on 21 April, and UK university students enjoy a break of up to four weeks in the name of this Christian holiday.What better way to spend this time than to jet off for some unique travel experiences?If youve got a little cash to spare, here are our top picks for return flights (from who else, but RyanAir) that cost £40 or less:

1. London to Palma de Mallorca £30Grades dont matter hereat least for a while.Source: ShutterstockIn this Mediterranean city, April is the perfect month to explore the mountains inland or head for long walks along the sun-kissed beach. In this popular paradise, you can check out the best-known route from the Torrent de Pareis Gorge from Escorca to the sea, or if youre feeling more adventurous, head to a national park located on the small, uninhabited Cabrera Islands.For beaches, you cant go wrong with Playa de Formentor and Es Trenc.

2.London to Faro £30Fasinating cultural history meets old-town charm. Source: ShutterstockFaro is the gateway to Portugals alluring south coast.The capital of the Algarve is a vibrant city that offers something for everyone. Whether your mates are into Roman ruins or the regions shellfish gastronomy and unspoiled beaches, youll find it here in this seriously underrated European travel destination.

3. London to Budapest £36Beers on wheels.Source: ShutterstockIn true Jack Whitehall-style, this is the city where you can ride a beer bike (and try Unicum liqueur), find magic at the House of Houdini and take a boat down the river Danube all within one city!

4. Edinburgh to Copenhagen £35Rides, games, musicals, ballet, concerts and more! Source: ShutterstockTivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest amusement park, opens again in early April after a long winter break.Get your adrenaline fix from its massive selection of rides, bask in its sumptuous architecture and relax in its gorgeous gardens. Copenhagen is also home to the oldest university and research institution in Denmark, and the second-oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia.A visit to some of its world-class museums is also a must!

5. Manchester to Ibiza £36Source: ShutterstockApril may not be the most obvious time to go ther but with winter firmly over and summer ready to take off, its definitely one of the most beautiful times of year to visit the island.
Though less bars, restaurants, boats and even the roads will be open, this is peaceful downtime that could do a lot of good for your tired soul after all the hard work this semester.

6.Manchester to Alicante £40Sun, sea and sand. Source: Shutterstock Every student needs a rejuvenating rest once in a while.
In Alicante, youll find a good dose of this with its long stretch of white, sandy beaches to while away the hours without a care in the world. If you have major cash to splash, head to the SHA Wellness Clinic for your pick of high-tech, whole-body wellness treatments.
Kick back and relax, whatever your budget. You deserve it!

7.Birmingham to Warsaw £30 Beautiful houses on the royal road in Warsaw. Source: ShutterstockPolands intellectual centre is perfect for those looking to get their brain juices flowing.Whether youre into history (Museum of the Warsaw Uprising or Laze in Royal Łazienki Park), urban beauty (UNESCO-listed Old Town) or culture and architecture (Palace of Culture and Science), here, you can have your cake and eat it too!8.Leeds to Dublin £30One colourful and lively street you shouldnt miss.

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Art for Art’s Sake – Canmore artist Dana Roman

Silk painter Dana Roman found her way to Canmore on a road less travelled. Back in 1968, she was working as an architect in Prague, Back in 1968, she was working as an architect in Prague, in what was then called Czechoslovakia.
But she and her husband Paul immigrated to Canada to avoid the Russian occupation of her country.They both found work as architects in Toronto.
With a Masters degree in Architecture from Prague, she worked for 10 years in her field. But after their third baby, Dana stopped working as an architect and started to paint on silk.She took courses at the Ontario College of Art, Alberta College of Art and Vancouver Island School of Art.I started to sell silk scarves, Roman said.
It went so well that I never returned to architecture.The beauty of the Rocky Mountains drew Roman and her family to Canmore 21 years ago.
When we came to Canmore I started to paint on canvas, Roman said. In the beginning I painted pictures of mountains because I was thrilled with the mountains.
After 10 years I saw everyone was doing mountains here and so I started doing abstract.An avid hiker and skier, Roman has held the positions of Canmore Art Guild president once and she was twice the CAG gallery director.She also received the Canmore Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts award in 2011.Her painted silk scarves are available at the Art Gallery of Alberta Gift Shop, Glenbow Museum, Whyte Museum and the Ontario Craft Council.
Her abstract artwork is sold in the Bow Valley and at Gallery Odin at Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon and several other galleries across Alberta.Her work is constantly evolving as she creates beautiful abstract images with bold colours.In the last year or two I started painting on see through organza silk and making collages with canvas and then mixing them with acrylics, Roman said. There are several layers.When you walk slowly by her abstracts you can see changes to the light and dark through the many layers of silk.When you look at an abstract you can imagine whatever you wish, Roman said.
Most of my images have kind of a horizon. It takes a lot longer to do than a realistic painting.She paints on the silk when it is hanging across two supports and says it is extremely messy work. Sometimes she will take a work in progress upstairs from her workspace to look at it for a few days.
You keep looking at it and adding different things you think would be better until you’re satisfied, Roman said.Roman is having a solo show called Layers’ at the Canmore Art Guild, (CAG) gallery in Elevation Place at 700 Railway Avenue in Canmore starting from Saturday, April 20 to Tuesday, May 7, 2019.She is the initiator and one of the curators for the Canmore Abstract annual exhibition, in its fourth year, and she is one of 14 artists in in the show. This year it runs from March 9 to 26 at the CAG Gallery.The opening reception is on March 8 at 7 pm.Her public art piece triptych River’ is hanging on the round wall of the Council Chamber in the Canmore Town Hall.Her designs are also on Canmore utility boxes including the one beside the Senior’s Centre and the one beside the bus stop behind the library.For more information please visit her website at http://www.romandana.com.

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Win a holiday to Provence

Travel competition: Win a holiday to Provence | We're giving away a three-night stay for two people at Le Vallon de Valrugues, a Roman-inspired villa …

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Inter-Provincial U-19 Hockey in progress

ISLAMABAD: Quarterfinals line-up has been decided in the Inter Provincial Under-19 Hockey Tournament under way at the Shahnaz Sheikh Ground Rawalpindi.
In matches played Wednesday, Balochistan beat Gilgit-Baltistan 5-0.
Miraj Ali scored thrice while Wakeel Ahmad and Abdul Munaf were on target once each.In the second match of the day Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) handed over 6-0 drubbing to Islamabad.
Roman scored a brace for KP while a goal each came from the stick of Usman, Jibran Hamza, Usman Khan and Raza Habib.Sindh A got better of Punjab D 4-0 with goals coming from Numan Khan, Sardar Khan, Alian and Adnan.Quarterfinals line up for Thursday: Punjab A vs Punjab C; Punjab B vs Sindh A, Sindh B and KP A and Balochistan vs KP B.Following last pool matches played Wednesday, Punjab A, B and C, KP A, B, Sindh A, B and Balochistan teams have qualified for quarter-finals.
In matches played Wednesday, Balochistan beat Gilgit-Baltistan 5-0.Miraj Ali scored thrice while Wakeel Ahmad and Abdul Munaf were on target once each.
In the second match of the day Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) handed over 6-0 drubbing to Islamabad.Roman scored a brace for KP while a goal each came from the stick of Usman, Jibran Hamza, Usman Khan and Raza Habib.Sindh A got better of Punjab D 4-0 with goals coming from Numan Khan, Sardar Khan, Alian and Adnan.Quarterfinals line up for Thursday: Punjab A vs Punjab C; Punjab B vs Sindh A, Sindh B and KP A and Balochistan vs KP B.

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