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5 ways to get involved in South Asia Heritage Month (18 July-17 August) – blog by Jasmin Athwal

Jasmin Kaur Athwal (Joint Honours Ancient History & Archaeology and History) undergraduate offers us five ways to get involved in the inaugural South Asia Heritage Month (SAHM) from the comfort of our own homes and tells us in their blog about forthcoming events, recommended reading and how to volunteer and get directly involved with SAHM. … Continue reading “5 ways to get involved in South Asia Heritage Month (18 July-17 August) – blog by Jasmin Athwal”

18 July 2020 by
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Black Country Day

Black Country Day takes place on 14 July each year. Originally in March, the day was later moved to 14 July – the anniversary of the invention of the Newcomen steam engine. Black Country Day celebrates the area’s role in the Industrial Revolution. The Black Country dialect is well known by many as the oldest … Continue reading “Black Country Day”

14 July 2020 by
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Paul Klee anniversary

Paul Klee (18 December 1879-29 June 1940) First of all, the art of living; then as my ideal profession, poetry and philosophy, and as my real profession, plastic arts; in the last resort, for lack of income, illustrations. — Paul Klee https://www.davidzwirner.com/exhibitions/paul-klee-late-klee In his early years, following his parents’ wishes, Klee focused on becoming a musician; … Continue reading “Paul Klee anniversary”

29 June 2020 by
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Charles Dickens anniversary

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812–9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors’ prison. … Continue reading “Charles Dickens anniversary”

9 June 2020 by
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Tom and Jerry Fans are celebrating the beloved duo’s 80th birthday

Tom and Jerry are celebrating 80 years of cat and mouse high jinks. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the duo debuted in the short “Puss Gets the Boot” in 1940, though at the time they were called Jasper and Jinx. They went on to star in 164 animated shorts produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film … Continue reading “Tom and Jerry Fans are celebrating the beloved duo’s 80th birthday”

12 February 2020 by