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4 February 75th Anniversary of the birth of rock singer Alice Cooper 

75 years ago, on February 4th 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, Alice Cooper (originally Vincent Damion Furnier) was born. He was to become an internationally renowned rock musician who pioneered a theatrical form of heavy metal music performance that allowed the fusion of onstage horror dramatics and raw, dynamic sounds – a unique style that eventually … Continue reading4 February 75th Anniversary of the birth of rock singer Alice Cooper 

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La Chandeleur 2 February

In France and Belgium, 2 February is a day often dedicated to the making and eating of crêpes. Religiously, this day is known in the Christian faith as La Chandeleur or Candlemass, marking the day that Jesus was presented at the temple in Jerusalem and takes its name from the Christian tradition of bringing candles … Continue reading “La Chandeleur 2 February”

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Time to Talk Day 2 February

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives. You don’t have to host a huge event to get the conversation going on Time to Talk Day. Remember, every conversation matters – … Continue reading “Time to Talk Day 2 February”

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LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month is the annual month-long celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements. In the UK this celebration takes place every February and aims to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, those belonging to the LGBTQ+ community and its history. LGBTQ+ … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ History Month”

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National Puzzle Day 29 January

National Puzzle Day recognises the value of puzzles and how they can benefit our mental development. Whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, word search, Sudoku puzzle or brain teaser, puzzles are a great way to put our minds to work. Regularly spending time working on puzzles can improve: memory cognitive function problem-solving skills logic and reasoning critical thinking vocabulary … Continue reading “National Puzzle Day 29 January”

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Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January + event at UoB on 31 January

Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January is an international day of remembrance which marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Berkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. On this annual day of commemoration, we all bear witness for those who were murdered in genocide and honour the survivors and all whose lives were changed beyond recognition. … Continue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January + event at UoB on 31 January”

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Chinese International Students celebrate the Lunar New Year

Rey, a Modern Languages with English student, has kindly written this post about the recent Lunar New Year celebrations he has shared with fellow Chinese international students. Personally, I found it really interesting – the background, the food, the celebrations. Thank you for sharing with us, Rey! (Ed) Sunday 22 January 2023 was this year’s … Continue reading “Chinese International Students celebrate the Lunar New Year”

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