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Culture Vultures 14.1.21

Hello everyone!

January the 15th is National Hat day, so my question for the chat forum this week is:

I love hats so what is yours? Do you have a favourite hat? Send in a picture to the chat, I will be sending mine...

Suggestions for this week are:

Martin Luther King day

Taking place on 18th January so you can join in celebrations for free at

6.30pm to 8.00pm UK time with STAND! 2021.

This FREE family-friendly event honouring Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy is for all ages and abilities, featuring workshops and performances by local artists reflecting the values of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity.

Now more than ever, we need to come together, even if it is only in a virtual space, to feel a sense of community and uplift each other:

Shakespeares Timon of Athens a play from The show must go on.

Wealthy and popular, Timon of Athens helps his friends, gives many gifts, and holds a feast. After ignoring his true friends' warnings, Timon runs out of money, and none of his "friends" will help him. He runs away to a cave where he curses humanity, finds gold, funds someone to destroy Athens, and dies:

The Hunting of the Snark

The musical from the Southbank Centre, but beware the Boojum the most dangerous variety of Snark:

Do you really know McBeth?

A fascinating tale from Scottish tours on video:

Dublin Bowie Festival

Various events to book free on line from the 10th to 17th January:

Exploring the Art of Tantra

The British Museum on 21st January at 3.00pm, book free to take part:

Broad Scots and humour

Book free for the 21 January at 5.00pm:

The Ballard of Johnny West

A stick puppet musical by April Moon:

Poetry from the National Gallery

21st January from 4pm - 5pm, free just book via:

Drop in drawing sessions

Prerecorded so you can do this when you have time. From the Met Museum in New York:

The British museum and how to cook a medieval feast with 11 receipes:

And finally...

It’s World Religion Day on the 17th January

The aim of World Religion Day is to promote understanding and peace between all religions, encouraging people to learn about other faiths and their followers.

It was initially started by followers of the Bahá’í faith. This is a faith that was founded in 1863 in Iraq. Bahá’ís believe that all religions have common features and that all religions should be respected. They believe that there is one God who is known by different names in all religions. In their faith, this God is the reason for the development of all religions over the years. Followers of the Bahá’í faith believe that all humans are born equal, and that we all have the same rights regardless of the religion or creed we follow.

Many Best wishes and see you all next week!



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