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World’s Largest Blue Plaque Honouring Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers

70 Pioneers are honoured. Nubian Jak Community Trust. Valley Fontaine was there for BBC Radio London

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Falkirk Wheel

A real time view of the Falkirk Wheel turning 180 degrees. The wheel joins two canals and gives access to Glasgow and Edinburgh. It is an engineering masterpiece and a must visit attraction in Scotland.

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Manchester Jewish Museum on Cheetham Hill Road is under renovation process — CHB

The Manchester Jewish Museum located on Cheetham Hill Road is under refurbishment process after winning £2.9 million grants from Nation Heritage Lottery Funds. An extension will be built and Grade II* listed building will be renovated and refurbished. All the … Continue reading

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150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations Available for Free Download from Biodiversity Heritage Library

Billed as the world’s largest open access digital archive dedicated to life on Earth, the Biodiversity Heritage Library is comprised of animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and various scientific research collected from hundreds of thousands of journals and libraries around the … Continue reading

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How Yayoi Kusama’s Outdoor Pumpkin is Protected During Hurricanes – Spoon & Tamago

photo by spoon & tamago (2017) If you’ve ever visited Japan’s magical art island of Naoshima you’ll most certainly have visited one of its most iconic pieces of art: Yayoi Kusama’s yellow pumpkin that sits at the tip of an … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Weekend!

Try your hand at drumming, See us outside, Learn the steps of Samba, Climb the tower where the bell hides, Hear the Flat Iron Choir, When the peal of bells are done, Heritage Open Day, This Sat and Sun! Source: … Continue reading

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Ordsall Hall

View this post on Instagram Gangsta Granny well underway in the Great Hall #rainyday #indoormove @heartbreakproductions @ordsall_hall @visitthequays A post shared by Ordsall Hall (@ordsall_hall) on Jul 31, 2019 at 5:22am PDT

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Protecting Endangered Vegetables

You’ve heard talk about protecting endangered animals, but what about endangered vegetables? It’s a crisis that’s come about with the worldwide rise of industrial farming—many indigenous veggies simply aren’t being grown in great quantities anymore. Dr. Prabhakar Rao, who has … Continue reading

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Out on the tiles — Welcome to the Beautiful North

Readers of some of my other posts may know that I am very fond of ceramics, in particular the high-glazed pottery tiles synonymous with the Victorian arts and crafts movement. I love the lustrous decadence of the rich intense colours … Continue reading

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