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Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for May 2019.
Looking at your Community (all articles) in May 2019All in the month of MAY The legacy of D’Oyley Carte Roger Bannister and the four-minute mile The Monty Python phenomenon The Way I See It: Why are we all so challenged? International Dawn Chorus Day 2019 – 5th May Foster Care Fortnight 13th to 26th May Missed appointments with your GP Potholes galore **... (1953 words)
All in the month of MAYIt was: 500 years ago, on 2nd May 1519 that Leonardo Da Vinci, the Italian artist, scientist and inventor, died. 200 years ago, on 24th May 1819 that Queen Victoria was born. (She reigned from 1837 to 1901) 175 years ago, on 3rd May 1844 that Richard D’Oyley Carte, British theatrical impresario, was born. He... (419 words)
The legacy of D’Oyley CarteRichard D’Oyly Carte, the theatrical impresario, was born 175 years ago, on 3rd May 1844, in Soho. He built two theatres in London, managed some of the most important theatrical stars of the era, and founded a touring opera company. He is of course most famous for bringing together dramatist W S Gilbert and composer Arthur... (202 words)
Roger Bannister and the four-minute mileThe first person to run a mile in under four minutes was Roger Bannister, who did it 65 years ago, on 6th May 1954, at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. His time was 3:59.4 – the announcement drowned out by wild applause from the crowd after announcer Norris McWhirter said the word “three”. Bannister... (192 words)
The Monty Python phenomenonThe Monty Python surreal comedy group was formed 50 years ago, on 11th May 1969. They pioneered a type of stream-of consciousness television sketch show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus whose influence on comedy has been compared with the Beatles’ influence on music. 45 episodes were made over four series, and the Python phenomenon developed into... (200 words)
The Way I See It: Why are we all so challenged?I was listening to the ‘Today’ programme on the radio and decided on a sudden whim to turn it off the next time someone used the pseudo-adjective ‘challenging’. Within five seconds my finger hit the off button and yet another interminable discussion was replaced by silence. In the last decade words like ‘difficult’, ‘impossible’, ‘awkward’... (269 words)
International Dawn Chorus Day 2019 – 5th MayThis popular annual event is promoted by the Wildlife Trust and is the perfect opportunity for all nature lovers to gather at dawn to enjoy the song of their local birds. Nowadays Dawn Chorus Day is celebrated in more than 80 countries, and even in parts of Antarctica and the Caribbean. For details of how... (73 words)
Foster Care Fortnight 13th to 26th MayThis fortnight is the Fostering network’s annual big push to raise the profile of fostering, and to show how foster care can transform children’s lives. It also serves as the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign. The need is huge: thousands of new foster families are needed every year to care for children in need. ... (205 words)
Missed appointments with your GPIf you can’t make an appointment, do you warn your surgery? Too many of us forget to do so: missed appointments with our GPs cost £216million a year – the equivalent of 2,325 full-time family doctors. No wonder that NHS England is urging people to cancel rather than simply not show up. Sadly, more than... (131 words)
Potholes galoreWhen you drive, are you often swerving to avoid potholes? You are not alone. And the outlook is not good: more than 40,000 miles of Britain’s road are at risk of crumbling within five years, a major potholes survey has found. Council figures show that a fifth of the country’s roads are in ‘poor condition’. ... (73 words)
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