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Culture Vultures 22.04.21

Its 'World Earth Day' today so a question for the chat page this week is:

If you could teleport anywhere in the world to find a peaceful place to meditate for the day where would you go? Head over to the chat-forum page to share your ideas...

This weeks Culture Vulture suggestions:

In celebration of Earth Day 2021

On April 22nd at 4.00 pm book via link to join representatives of Botanical Gardens from around the world; Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of General Ecologies at the Serpentine Galleries; and artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg as they look at the emerging relationship between Art and Botany.

An underwater Sculpture Park

Over the past few decades, we have lost over 40% of our natural coral reefs. The World Resources Institute projects that 90% of coral reefs will be in danger by 2030, and all of them by 2050. The significance of this is highlighted in the creation of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, which was founded and constructed by DeCaires Taylor in 2006 and is recognised as one of the top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic.

World book night on 23rd April

You can pick up a free audio book plus there are quite a few events some you pay for but many free including these events. You just need to book a place.

A conversation with Kate Mosse:

A conversation with Bonnie Sue Hitchcock:

Also Amazon are doing a good deal if any one is interested, here’s a link to 10 books from authors round the world you can download for free up to the 25 April.

Festival of storytellers

From 23rd to 25th April.

The Festival of Story tellers is free to access.

The range of speakers is much greater as guests can join in from anywhere on the planet. You can replay interviews and workshops which makes it easier to take notes.

Behind Roman Eyes

April 26th at 5 pm.

Stretching from the banks of the Tiber to the very ends of Europe, Rome's seminal impact on the course of history continues through to the modern day. Pioneering advances across the spectrum of both technology and culture, Rome established the blueprint for modern Western civilization. Father Michael Collins will take us on a journey to understand this mighty empire's relationship with longevity through its rise and fall.

A beginners guide to Warblers.

As we edge closer to International Dawn Chorus Day on 2 May, the early morning air is already filling up with a glorious chorus of cheeps, peeps and trills. Many birds are also singing right through the day, and if you’re out for a walk, you may have heard a few new notes mixed in with the familiar blackbirds and song thrushes.

Beginners guide to bird watching.

Bird watching is a fascinating and flexible activity that can help to keep your mind in the present moment – but getting started is also completely free, and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Here, we’ll offer 11 tips and tricks for beginners – to help you get the most from your bird watching experience.

Inside History : Ramadan

Facts about holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam.

Mandala Art & Meditation by Patricia Fitzgerald

Mandalas have helped me hugely through difficult times in my life. They have calmed me and allowed me grow as a person. They have let me get in touch with my feelings, with my body, and with my heart and my spirit. And I hope that I can share with you this tool to give you this experience too. I'm keeping this simple. Because simple is good in difficult times. Here’s a link for the first two sessions there are more on her site you can follow if you wish

Session one:

Session two:

Liverpool University and a talk about music and boxing

28th April 5.30 to 7.00 pm

Thanks for listening and best wishes to all!


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Apr 28, 2021

Uderwater Sculpture Park a fab interesting look. Omg the beginners guide to Warblers was

great beautiful so lovely to hear these birds chirping.Also the beginners guide to bird watching .Fantastic as always Corinne thank you.Does Gail know of all these different types

of birds would be interested on her. take on this subject.As i know she is a lover of birds.

Very good blog Corinne😀

Apr 28, 2021
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would love to hear if there are any birds at the Barn, maybe Gail could give us an update. I’m hearing more birds when I go out and taking notice of nature more as well so that’s a good thing. Thanks for your lovely words as always Gill, best wishes


Apr 22, 2021

At the moment I'm woken up every morning at about 5-30 by the dawn chorus. Having watched The Beginners Guide to Birdwatching I think we have a black cap close by. I will be looking out for it, binoculars at the ready! Thanks Corinne

Apr 23, 2021
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Eh ups black cap 😊 brilliant


Apr 22, 2021

Thanks Corinne. A fantastic selection of links to choose from again. I really enjoyed the Patricia Fitzgerald mandala class last time and will be looking at these again. Happy Earth Day to you 🌲😊

Apr 23, 2021
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Excellent Corinne. Think they will be lovely in gel pens 😊

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