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Culture Vultures 20.05.21

Hell Culture Vultures!

20th May is 'World Bee Day' ! For centuries bees, among the hardest working creatures on the planet, have benefited people, plants and the environment. By carrying pollen from one flower to another, bees and other pollinators enable not only the production of an abundance of fruits, nuts and seeds, but also more variety and better quality, contributing to food security and nutrition. To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20th May as World Bee Day. Very fitting with the latest News blog on Beekeeping for mental health.

Also on the 20th May in 1310 - shoes were made to fit both left and right feet. 

I wonder if the saying 'you’ve got two left feet' came from this?

So the chat cafe question this week is: What do you think is one of the best inventions you’ve come across ?

This weeks suggestions :

A brief history of Communication

A free course to complete anytime with the Open University - understand how technology influences what we can do with language, and the form that language takes.

Making sense of Art History

A free online course from the Open University

available anytime. identify the effects of art works

understand a range of artistic techniques, such as the use of colour, composition and medium. recognise the relationship between effects and techniques in a range of art, understand the significance of context in informing the interpretation of art works.

The stained glass Miracle Windows

The stained glass Miracle Windows, of which seven survive from the original series of 12 made in the 1200s, tell the stories of the 'miracles' experienced by some visitors to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. One of these windows is now on loan at the British Museum in the exhibition.

20th May from the British Museum 5.30pm to 6.30pm book via link

A virtual walk round medieval Leeds

24 May at 7.00 book via link

The construction and destruction of a saint - Thomas Becket from the British Academy

25th May at 5.30 to 6.30pm book via link

Talk on Liverpool and Merseyside by historian Mike O’Keefe

King John and the story of Liverpool

The story of Everton Toffee and the woman who made it and herself famous.

Each of the suburbs of modern Liverpool was once a village or township in its own right. Most of these are listed in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book of 1086, and many pre-date the now great city by many centuries.

Friday 21st May is LIGHTNIGHT

Here’s a few event check the link below for more live and on line events on the

21 May from 5.00 pm for seven hours, available free to anyone on or off Facebook.

From 5.00 to 9.00 pm Join Liverpool’s big mouth scouse singing sensation Filla Crack and some of the most stunning Drag Performers in the UK, who will play, interact and delight the night away. Just outside Lush on Church Street. During the day artist and designer Leo Soph Welton will be taking over the Lush store windows with a Homotopia mural.

Can’t make it in person? At 8.00 pm a pre-record of Queer The City: Drag Cabaret will be broadcast from the Homotopia YouTube channel.

6.30 to 7.15pm Join the Windsor Street happenings - watch Katumba who will start the evening displaying their explosion of rhythmic revelry with Brazilian drums. Carnival is all about bringing out your inner child, exploring joys in all different ways you feel called to: play along with the band All welcome!

6.00 to 7.00pm On line Dancing with life - For many of them, just like people, play is a vital part of life, and some of the most wonderful play is intrinsic to courtship rituals, such as the magnificent display of a male bird of paradise, or the dancing and boxing of hares in Spring. Enjoy and be inspired by tales, songs and poems about all these and more.

We invite you to participate in an interactive sessions where you can share your own stories of creatures at play that you have encountered. You may even want to transform yourself into a particular animal and tell us about yourself in your own way, make us guess who you are, even draw a picture if you want.


Thanks for listening!

Many best wishes to all


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