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Deaf Awareness Week (3-9 May)

Deaf Awareness Week (3-9 May) aims to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK. Deaf awareness week is all about promoting the positive aspects of living with deafness and raising awareness of the isolation that deaf people can sometimes experience, and promote the importance of social inclusion. This year’s … Continue reading “Deaf Awareness Week (3-9 May)”

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Ash Wednesday 17 February

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. Preceded by Shrove Tuesday, it falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. It is traditionally observed by Western Christians. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants in the … Continue reading “Ash Wednesday 17 February”

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150th anniversary of the death of Alexandre Dumas

One of the most widely read French authors, Alexandre Dumas’ (1802-1870) works have been translated into many languages. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’. His novels have been adapted into nearly 200 films. Dumas began his career writing … Continue reading “150th anniversary of the death of Alexandre Dumas”

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. … Continue reading “World AIDS Day”

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Rosa Parks Day 1 December

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities. Ohio and Oregon commemorate the occasion on the anniversary of … Continue reading “Rosa Parks Day 1 December”

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance  was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender … Continue reading “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

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