Monday, 21 February 2011

Trade Your Way to the USA

A new children's television series "Trade Your Way to the USA" has featured
Berkeley Castle on CBBC.

The series started last week searching for the best young traders in
Britain, fronted by Saira Khan. Two teams compete in a trade challenge
each week, with the winners in with a chance of competing in the grand
New York final.

The episode filmed at Berkeley Castle searches for the best young
traders in Britain, with two teams competing in a Medieval-themed
challenge. Other themes used in the programme are flowers, fruit, cakes
and souvenirs.

The episode was filmed last summer during the medieval weekend, the
Berkeley Skirmish, held in the Castle Meadow adjacent to the Castle. The
BBC used the Skirmish event and the Castle as the medieval backdrop to
the programme.

Chris Bruce of Plantagenet Events, organiser of the Berkeley Skirmish,
arranged for the BBC to film at the event last year:
"Berkeley Castle is the perfect location for the Skirmish, and creates a
wonderful medieval setting, which is what attracted the BBC to use both
the Castle and the event for the programme. The two competing teams were
great fun to work with and visitors to the Skirmish were fascinated by
what they were trying to achieve."

For further information about Trade Your Way to the USA, visit the BBC website

The Berkeley Skirmish will be taking place this year on Saturday 30th &
Sunday 31st July 2011. For further details please visit the Berkeley Skirmish website

For further details about Berkeley Castle, please contact the Castle
Office on 01453 810332, email, or visit the website

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