Windrush Day 22 June

Windrush Day celebrates the sea voyage of the MV Empire Windrush and the rich culture and heritage the passengers brought with them from the Caribbean. HMT Empire Windrush arrived in Britain on 22 June 1948. On board there were more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean. However, on arrival in the UK people were often … Continue reading “Windrush Day 22 June”

22 June 2023 by

Loneliness Awareness Week 12-18 June

We all get lonely. It’s time to talk about it. Brought to you by Marmalade Trust, Loneliness Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and getting people talking about it, across the UK and beyond. Connection matters – it’s what makes us human. Read about how to get involved at https://www.lonelinessawarenessweek.org/

12 June 2023 by

Shavu’ot 25-27 May

Shavuot is one of the Jewish harvest festivals, also known as the festival or feast of ‘Weeks’. It takes place seven weeks after the first day of the spring festival of Passover and this year starts on the evening of 25 May, ending on the evening on 27 May. Originally an agricultural festival, marking the … Continue reading “Shavu’ot 25-27 May”

25 May 2023 by


Wesak, or Vesak, is the most important celebration in Buddhism. It commemorates Buddha’s birthday, this year on the 5th of May. It is the Day of the Full Moon, as the month of May usually has only one full moon. However, if there are two full moons in May, some countries (including Sri Lanka, Cambodia … Continue reading “Wesak”

5 May 2023 by

Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week runs from the 1st to the 7th of May this year, and the theme is access to communication. Approximately 12 million people in the UK suffer from deafness or hearing loss, and Deaf Awareness Week works to shine a light on how we can all support the deaf community through the challenges … Continue reading “Deaf Awareness Week”

1 May 2023 by

St George’s Day (23 April)

St George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint, including England and regions of Spain and Portugal in particular.  St George is most widely known for slaying a dragon. According to legend, the only well in … Continue reading “St George’s Day (23 April)”

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