World Menopause Day 18 October (October is World Menopause Awareness month)

The theme for this year’s World Menopause Day is ‘Cardiovascular Disease’. World Menopause Day was established in 1984 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Menopause Society (IMS) with the intention of spreading awareness about this condition that affects women as they age. Speaking up about the menopause often does not come easily … Continue reading “World Menopause Day 18 October (October is World Menopause Awareness month)”

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Navaratri 15-24 October

Navaratri (meaning ‘nine nights’) is a Hindu festival celebrated every autumn. It is usually held at harvest time. Lasting for nine days, Navaratri celebrates good triumphing over evil. During the festival, three goddesses are worshipped: Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The first three nights are dedicated to Durga (the mother goddess representing power), the next three … Continue reading “Navaratri 15-24 October”

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Jean Cocteau 60th anniversary of his death 11 October

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (1889-1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. One of the foremost creatives of the surrealist, avant-garde, and Dadaist movements, he was one of the most influential figures in early 20th-century art. In 1917, Cocteau met Picasso. They went to Rome and Cocteau worked with … Continue reading “Jean Cocteau 60th anniversary of his death 11 October”

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Simchat Torah 7-8 October

Simchat Torah or Simhat Torah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. The main celebrations of Simchat Torah take place in the synagogue during evening and morning services. In Orthodox, as well as many conservative congregations, this is the only time of year … Continue reading “Simchat Torah 7-8 October”

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National Poetry Day 5 October

The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day is ‘Refuge’. National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages everyone to make, experience and share poetry with family and friends. Each year we come together because voices, words and stories help to bridge understanding in our community. The … Continue reading “National Poetry Day 5 October”

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