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20Nov

December desktop wallpaper calendar

Considered one of the greatest English writers, Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on 30 December 1865 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, to parents John and Alice. The name Rudyard celebrated the picnic on Lake Rudyard in Staffordshire where his parents had...
22Oct

November desktop wallpaper calendar

The international release of the 24th Bond film produced by Eon Productions takes place on 6 November, following the world premiere in London and UK and Republic of Ireland release on 26 October. ‘Spectre’ features Daniel Craig in his fourth...
28Sep

October desktop wallpaper calendar

National Poetry Day was founded by William Sieghart (whose occupation is listed on Wikipedia as philanthropist, entrepreneur and publisher) and co-ordinated by the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity he founded. He said, “There are millions of talented...
26Aug

September desktop wallpaper calendar

This month, the UK Women’s Institute (WI) celebrates 100 years of providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their...
28Jul

August desktop wallpaper calendar

Since the first Edinburgh International Festival in 1947, Scotland’s beautiful capital has become known throughout the world as the Festival City. Every year, visitors experience the many different festivals that all present a diverse variety of...
25Jun

July desktop wallpaper calendar

This month, we celebrate 150 years of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, otherwise known as Lewis Carroll. Natural storyteller Carroll dreamt up Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1862. Whilst travelling...
22May

June desktop wallpaper calendar

This month sees the start of the seventh FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. Held in Canada, the 2015 games will be played from 6 June, with matches in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottowa and Vancouver. The world’s best women’s soccer players...
24Apr

May desktop wallpaper calendar

Exactly 175 years ago the Cunard Line’s first ship, Britannia, left British waters bound for America. Since then, it has become a leading operator of passenger ships on the North Atlantic. In 1839, Nova Scotian Samuel Cunard was awarded the first British...
27Mar

April desktop wallpaper calendar

This month, we celebrate what is generally accepted to be the Bard’s birthday. Though no actual birth records exist, church records indicate that a William Shakespeare was baptised at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on 26 April 1564. From...
27Feb

March desktop wallpaper calendar

Make a date for the biggest solar eclipse since 1999! The eclipse will be total – covering the sun entirely – in the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian island of Svalbard, the only populated places on Earth where it can be seen in its full darkness....