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Whisky Galore

16 June marks the 75th anniversary of the UK release of Ealing comedy ‘Whisky Galore’. Starring Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice and Gordon Jackson, among others and based on a true event – the running aground of the SS Politican, it tells the story of a shipwreck off a fictional Scottish island, whose … Continue reading “Whisky Galore”

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

13 June 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the UK release of the sublime (and the Ed’s favourite film) Ealing comedy ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’. Directed by Robert Hamer (born in Kidderminster) and featuring Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson and Joan Greenwood, with a delightful cameo from Miles Malleson, the story (based loosely on … Continue reading “Kind Hearts and Coronets”

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Shavuot

Post submitted by Akshita, Student Experience Ambassador Step into the vibrant celebration of Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks! Shavuot is one of the three pilgrimage festivals along with Passover and Sukkot. Shavuot is a fascinating holiday with agricultural and historical significance. Taking place seven weeks after the first day of Passover, this year Shavuot begins … Continue reading “Shavuot”

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Mass Observation Day

On 12 May, the Mass Observation Archive will be repeating its annual call for day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK. The written diaries will be stored in the Archive at The Keep in Brighton and be used by a wide range of people for research, teaching and learning. In 1937 … Continue reading “Mass Observation Day”

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30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel

Post submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador Opening on 6th May 1994, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel. The anniversary allows us to reflect on three decades of profound connectivity between the United Kingdom and France. Since its inauguration, the tunnel has facilitated seamless travel, trade and cultural exchange, symbolizing the … Continue reading “30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel”

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Deaf Awareness Week

Post submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador Deaf Awareness Week serves as a poignant reminder to embrace diversity and foster understanding within our communities. This year, Deaf Awareness Week takes place from 6th May-12th May. This annual observance empowers us to recognize the challenges faced by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, while also celebrating … Continue reading “Deaf Awareness Week”

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World Portuguese Language Day

Post submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador World Portuguese Language Day on 5th May celebrates the cultural richness of the Portuguese language. Honouring the writer Luís de Camões, this day highlights the global influence of Portuguese, spanning four continents and uniting over 260 million speakers. Beyond its historical significance, the Portuguese language serves as a vehicle … Continue reading “World Portuguese Language Day”

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E Nesbit – centenary

Submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador 4th May marks the centenary of the death of English writer and poet, E. Nesbit, and offers a chance to commemorate not only the woman herself but also the enduring impact of her literary contributions. Edith Nesbit, renowned for her children’s classics like “The Railway Children” and “Five Children and … Continue reading “E Nesbit – centenary”

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