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Leicester Art Week 2017

Leicester Art Week is a festival celebrated by the whole city. Running from the 3rd November up until the 12th November. During the week, organised exhibitions will take place showcasing significant parts of history all brought to you by Leicester Visual Arts. The aim is to promote Leicester City as a whole through the spectacular […]

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Children In Need 2017

The BBC’s Children In Need Charity has been around since 1980 when it first broadcasted. And has since raised over a record-breaking 600 million pounds. Going directly to the children and young people in the UK and around the world who are underprivileged and have special needs. Children In Need History You may have seen before […]

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All The Fun Of The UK Fair!

Don’t the Brits just love a good fun fair? Mushy peas, candy floss and the adrenaline of the fast rides, nothing really compares! And it hasn’t just been in your life that we have celebrated fun fairs, it has been going on for centuries. Fairs are mainly to celebrate your community and welcoming outsiders into your […]

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National Sandwich Day 2017!

Yes, Sandwich lovers! It’s true! On the 3rd November 2017, we will again be celebrating the day of the Sandwich, from cheese and pickle, ham salad to corn beef and tuna mayo. We all enjoy the feeling when you open your Tupperware at lunch and see the content of whatever was in the fridge that […]

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Day of the Dead – UK Tour!

The Day of the Dead, also known as All Souls Day and Dia de Muertos, is a widely celebrated tradition in Latin America and Mexico on November 2nd every year. The particularly interesting holiday collides with another on the 1st November, called All Saints Day. The indigenous people have combined both of these traditions in […]

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Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

It’s that time again! For fireworks, woolly hats and 15-foot fires at the local recreation ground that were not allowed to go anywhere near. The 5th November is known as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night. On this day in 1605, Guy Fawkes and a group of other men set out to try and blow up […]

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If You’ve Got It, Haunt It – Halloween 2017

It’s coming towards mid-October, and we all know what that means, right? Halloween. And as it approaches, the nation is starting to see again some of the most famous traditions… carved pumpkins, trick or treating and fancy dress. As many people think Halloween is solely an American tradition, the carving of vegetables was actually done first at […]

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Funding for Breast Cancer Research

Breast Cancer. Over 50,000 women are diagnosed with the heartbreaking illness each year in the UK. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and one in eight will develop it at some point in their lifetime. You can though, lower your risk of developing breast cancer by making some simple lifestyle changes such as drinking […]

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Oxfam’s Oxjam Music Festival 2017

Oxjam, the annual charity music festival held in the UK, and the largest! Is organised by the worldwide charity Oxfam. It goes to great lengths to bring you great musical entertainment in order to raise money for the charity Oxfam. Whose mission is to fight and end extreme global poverty for good. This one-day multi-venue music festival […]

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October 2017 Campaign – Going Sober

Go Sober this October! It’s a near revolutionary, nationwide 28-day stop smoking and drinking campaign, led by Public Health England. ‘Stoptober’ was founded in October 2012 with a long-term aim to support smokers and drinkers throughout England. Many people are right to feel proud this month. Astonishingly, 1 million people a year put down their cigarettes and stop drinking […]