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Culture Vultures 25.03.21

It's World Tolkien Day today! A question for the Brolly Cafe this week is: What is your favourite Tolkien book or favourite film about his books? Head over to the chat forum page to join the discussion......

This weeks suggestions:

Event Organised by The Tolkien Society to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R.Tolkien by reading their favourite passages from his books. If you want to attend the free Zoom session on March 25th (6-7pm GMT). Please use the Eventbrite links below to register. (Please note that the times shown on the Eventbrite pages automatically sync to your time zone.) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tolkien-reading-day-hope-and-courage-evening-tickets-

The RSPB bird song recogniser listen to the calls of birds and see if you can hear any in your area or on your travels https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-songs/what-bird-is-that/?utm 

The Cambridge festival and Earth Optimism event from 26th March to 4th April, click on the link to book on various free events, some events you can just drop in. Given the crisis facing nature, it is all too easy to give up hope. Yet around the globe we are winning the fight to protect the natural world. Wetlands are being rebuilt. In some places, deforestation is slowing down. Numbers of some of our rarest creatures are on the rise. People are making this change happen. Earth Optimism movement brings people together to talk about what's working to protect the future of our planet. Through Earth Optimism, we invite you to learn what is working in conservation and why. Discover how every one of us can become more involved in the fight to protect the natural world. Join hands with people around the world in a global movement of #EarthOptimismhttps://www.earthoptimism.cambridgeconservation.org/?utm_source=notes_on_nature_210320&utm_medium Fly like a bird This I thought was beautiful to listen to it’s called Tori No You Ni - Fly like a bird - performed here by Masami Morimoto played on a Japanese Koto written by Tadao Sawai. If you close your eyes and listen you can almost see the birds flying in the sky. https://youtu.be/foFm3hhzI40 What can the designed landscape contribute to Nature Conservation? 25th March at 7 pm. Join us for a topical and critical lecture with James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology entitled 'What can the designed landscape contribute to Nature Conservation? The lecture will explore this question in the context of some of the current challenges to traditional nature conservation perspectives, notably climate change and the growing interest in rewilding. For a preview of his work here’s a short video https://youtu.be/XYJ_Jr9H7Ho If you enjoy this, book a ticket for the actual event via this link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-wild-lecture-with-james-hitchmough-professor-of-horticultural-ecology-tickets-143694063813?utm_ The first Bury MACFEST! Happening on the 27th March, a free event from 1.00 to 4.00 Join us for an afternoon of enchantment and enjoyment. A journey through the Middle East in the West with The BAME Project. With taster activities including: South Asian fashion, Henna painting, the art of Bollywood Dancing , aesthetic Arabic Calligraphy And FOOD!! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macfest2021-bury-macfest-tickets-118415047595?aff=ebdssbeac The Tichborne Dole is one of the eccentric British traditions and dates back to the thirteenth century. It takes place in the village of Tichborne near Alresford in Hampshire every year on 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation (Lady’s Day). http://projectbritain.com/calendar/March/tichborne.html Storytelling in Museums 26th March 10.30 to 11.30 Storytelling enables us to learn about past events in an emotionally engaging way. It is becoming a popular approach in museums and heritage sites. It brings exhibitions to life by using personal voices and perspectives instead of the more traditional approach of presenting facts and artefacts. It also helps with community inclusion and social connection to engage with a broader audience including those with disabilities.This workshop will showcase four case studies, including research projects in collaboration with Titanic Belfast, Prisons Memory Archive, and Ulster Museum to show how personal stories can engage with people emotionally across time and space and across different cultures. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/storytelling-in-museums-and-heritage-sites-tickets-141536821443?aff=erellivmlt&keep_tld=1 Met Creates On the 28th March at 3.00 pm British time the Met Museum in New York is running a drop in creative session with captions https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-creates/drop-in-drawing/virtual-texture?&eid=A001_%7b54865233-AF0B-4E29-A2C0-96817FDE44F7%7d_20210222114736

The God Stone St Luke’s Church Formby, from the Journal of Antiquities, you can enter an area in search to find out about other sites in Merseyside and the UK https://thejournalofantiquities.com/2014/08/27/the-god-stone-st-lukes-churchyard-formby-merseyside/ School of Integration This is really good, Leonardo Mohammed a brilliant young artist who was born in Italy of Bangladeshi parents and has recorded this event at the School of Integration which is a project initiated by activist and artist Tania Bruguera, highlighting the experiences of immigrants, critically questioning the terms ‘migrant’ and ‘integration’, inventing new terminologies and celebrating the power of human movement. School of Integration was launched at Manchester Art Gallery as part of MIF19. Listen to his inspirational talk whilst he draws pictures of a life model. https://youtu.be/onczU3Ir92k

Mary Seacole From Brent Council a really good short film on Mary Seacole. Liverpool have also announced that they hope to add a statue of Mary Seacole to St George’s hall alongside the statue of Kitty Wilkinson. https://youtu.be/zrJR7CgxRNY

Thanks for listening and see you next week Corinne :)

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