Tag: Anniversary

The Dream Festival Line Up

Posted by Published on August 23, 2020

August/September is festival season, and while organisers have started to think about measures that can be taken in the wake of the COVID pandemic, it will still be some time before we can see music festivals returning to normal. Whether you’re still reveling in the hazy, haphazard memories of Glastonbury, lamenting the loss of live shows both indoors and outdoors or gearing up for when festivals…

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200 Years Since The Death of Napoleon

Posted by Published on March 24, 2020

The 5th of May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the once highly revered emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. We look back on his life and note some key images from the archive. Napoleon was born Napoleon Di Buonaparte on August the 15th, 1769 to a relatively modest family of minor noble descent, on the French island of Corsica. The French revolution came to…

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28th Feb 2021: The Gulf War – 30 Years Since

Posted by Published on February 17, 2020

February the 28th 2021 marks the 30 year anniversary of the end of the Gulf War, the 6 month long international conflict that claimed almost 500,000 lives.The Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein announced the invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, under the impression that Kuwait was stealing Iraqi petroleum and the belief system that Kuwait was an artificial state carved out of the Iraqi coast…

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“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens Charles Dickens, author and social critic, is one of the most well loved authors in the world and the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. He has created some of the most iconic literary characters of all time, and enjoyed unprecedented success during his…

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The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, a revolutionary art school started by the German architect Walter Gropius which, despite the fact that it was short-lived (1919-1933), would greatly influence the development of modern art and design. The artists associated with the Bauhaus (such as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy) sought to completely redefine art, by uniting different artistic disciplines and focusing on…

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Egon Schiele – 100 Years On

Posted by Published on October 12, 2018

The 31st of October 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the prolific Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, a fascinating artist famous for the scandals that surrounded him both personally and professionally. To commemorate a century since his passing, we have collated a few highlights from his impressive portfolio found in our archives, while recording some of the stories that surrounded them. Schiele…

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This year’s 11th November marks the centenary of Armistice Day, one hundred years since the end of the conflict of the First World War, the ripples of which are still felt today. As part of a worldwide celebration, English and German governments are calling for bells to be rung in bell towers across both the UK and Germany, with a push for other nations to join the celebration.  …

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Colours of autumn: paintings of the season

Posted by Published on August 28, 2018

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus Across much of the world, autumn or fall is the most beautiful time of the year with trees glistening with gold, red, yellow and orange. The turning of the season has captivated artists for centuries with many painters also using it as an opportunity to  contemplate the themes of change and decay. Below…

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Beloved author and creator of Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë will be 200 years old on the 30th July 2018. In anticipation of the upcoming anniversary we thought we would take a look at the shy but brilliant woman behind one of the greatest works in literature.     Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818 in the village of Thornton Market Street in Yorkshire…

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This is a historic time for women. The 6th of February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918. This legislation enabled women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time and paved the way for universal suffrage ten years later. It was the catalyst for several significant milestones on the track towards democratic equality. The year also sees…

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