UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is a project launched in 2004 by UNESCO to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a major factor in their urban development. The cities approved have all met the required criteria set by UNESCO covering: Quality, quantity and diversity of publishing in the city Quality and quantity of educational programmes focusing on … More UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Visiting the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence.

D.H. Lawrence is celebrated at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood Located in the house where he was born in 1885, the exhibition has been laid out in the style of a late 19th-century working class miner’s house. The museum extends to the house next door which houses a short film, a small exhibition of his memorabilia and the … More Visiting the birthplace of D.H. Lawrence.

Air pollution is “the new tobacco…”

Air pollution causes 1 in 9 deaths worldwide Air pollution is “the new tobacco…” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General The World Health Organisation states that air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide every year. WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Air pollution … More Air pollution is “the new tobacco…”

Crossword Puzzle Day 21st December

Crossword Puzzle Day This is your opportunity to start sharpening your pencil and get sharpening your brain. To celebrate Crossword Puzzle Day, try solving a crossword or creating a crossword puzzle of your own. Varieties include acrostic, arroword, and skeleton crosswords, as well as straight and cryptic crossword. Elizabeth Kingsley The first double-crostic puzzle was published … More Crossword Puzzle Day 21st December

Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day

What’s your favorite color? Mine’s red. And now it’s time to find out what colour other people like as December 18th is Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day. Want to take part? Just answer the phone and say “(Insert your Name) the Elf, what’s your favorite color.” Don’t forget to use #AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay  on social … More Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day

Have you been good?

In Germany it’s traditional for children to leave their shoes outside their bedroom doors on the 5th December. If they have been good “Nikolaus” will visit during the night to fill their shoes with sweeties. But if they have been bad, then a knight called Ruprecht visits instead. Knecht Ruprecht carries a long staff and wears … More Have you been good?