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Eurovision Song Contest 2017

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Saturday 13th May is the Eurovision Song Contest final! Gather your friends to hear the key changes & nil point scores of the Eurovision Song Contest & serve snacks & drinks either from the host nation, Ukraine or from some of the countries competing. Try some of these delicacies: Sweden – pickled herring, smoked/cured salmon, meatballs, cinnamon buns …

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National Doughnut Week

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National Doughnut Week 6-13 May 2017     National Doughnut Week was started in 1991 by baker Christopher Freeman to raise money for children’s charities – for each doughnut sold, participating cafes & bakers make a donation to the nominated charity. In 2005 The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury became the chosen …

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St Patrick’s Day Party

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St Patrick’s Day 17th March Born in Roman Britain at the end of the 4th century, St Patrick was kidnapped at 16 & brought to Ireland as a slave. After 6 years, he managed to escape but later returned to Ireland as a missionary, then bishop, spreading Christianity to its people. By the 7th century, he was known …

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Celebrate British Pie Week

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British Pie Week                                                   6-12 March 2017 A pie is a savoury or sweet baked dish with a pastry lid or pastry top & bottom & there’s nothing more homely & comforting, especially when the weather’s cold. A British classic, traditional fillings include steak & kidney, chicken & mushroom or apple. Shortcrust pastry is usually the dough of choice but these …

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Time for a Cuppa – Dementia UK

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             Time for a Cuppa                        1 – 8 March Put your feet up for a bit this week & raise money at the same time. Time for a Cuppa is an annual fundraising event run by Dementia UK. It raises money to provide families with care & support from Admiral Nurses. There are currently …

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Mothering Sunday & Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day   Traditionally known as Mothering Sunday, this day was a holiday for domestic servants who were allowed home to visit their mothers & the church where they had grown up. Although in the middle of the fasting period of Lent, they were allowed to bring with them a Simnel Cake – a fruit cake with a …

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October National Days & Events

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October National Days It’s a busy month with plenty of events to celebrate. As the days get colder & the nights draw in, make learning fun with World Space Week & National Poetry Day or get creative in the kitchen with National Cake Week, National Curry Week & of course, Halloween. Breast Cancer Awareness Month Make A …

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September National Days

September National Days Make the most of the last remaining warm days with outdoor celebrations & festivities. Show off your baking skills during National Cupcake Week & hold a coffee morning at the end of the month to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.                     Leukemia & …

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July National Days

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July National Days If you’ve got kids, then the summer holidays are nearly upon you but there’s plenty to keep everyone busy. Love Parks Week will get everyone outside, whatever the weather & National Day of the Cowboy is a great excuse to dress up & make some sheriff badges from cardboard & silver foil. …

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August National Days

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August National Days The summer’s here, the kids are off school & hopefully the sun will provide plenty of opportunities to get outside. Celebrate Caribbean Day or an Australian themed Picnic Day. Have a clear out & hold a Garage Sale or celebrate the fruits of your labours during National Allotments Week.       National Road …

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