Found 7 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for January 2024.
Looking at Community (all articles) for January 2024All in the month of January 27th January – Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 When the bad news on smoking first broke Remembering The Scream Columbia Pictures celebrates its centenary Remembering Clarice Cliff ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in the month (this time, January) down the years. Here is a... (1762 words)
All in the month of JanuaryIt was: 700 years ago, on 8th Jan 1324 that Marco Polo died. This Venetian/Italian merchant, explorer and writer is best known for his book The Travels of Marco Polo, which detailed his travels along the Silk Road in Asia. 200 years ago, on 8th Jan 1824 that Wilkie Collins, British novelist and playwright was... (512 words)
Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 – 27th January‘Fragility of Freedom’ is the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), as 2024 marks the 30thanniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust explains that only “49 years after the Holocaust ended, 19 years after the genocide in Cambodia, the world stood by as Hutu extremists shattered... (195 words)
When the bad news on smoking first brokeIt was only 60 years ago, on 11th January 1964, that the US Surgeon General published a report that would begin to change medical history in the West. For it concluded that cigarette smoking was very dangerous – causing lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. This was first official US government report on the health issues... (136 words)
Remembering ‘The Scream’It was 80 years ago this month, on 23rd January 1944, that Edvard Munch, the Norwegian artist, died. He is best known for his disturbing painting ‘The Scream.’ Munch’s body of work has been called “profoundly original” and “one of the most significant contributions to the development of Modernism in the 20th century.” Munch was... (293 words)
Columbia Pictures celebrates its centenaryUnless you grew up on Mars, Columbia Pictures has played some part in your life. Who doesn’t recognise that opening ‘logo’ to a film you want to watch – the female personification of the United States? This huge American film studio and production company celebrates its 100th birthday on 10th January 2024. Columbia was founded... (197 words)
Remembering Clarice CliffIf you like ceramics, and enjoy colour, then you are bound to be familiar with the work of Clarice Cliff. Her glowingly vibrant plates, cups, teapots, and vases are world famous – and still loved. She was born 125 years ago this month, on 20th January 1899, in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Clarice’s father worked in an... (318 words)
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