Halloween: Out of This World!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 October 2018 > Celebrate

Halloween is celebrated by kids and adults all over the U.S.A…. even in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Every year, teams of space scientists take an hour off from pushing the boundaries of space to compete in the annual pumpkin carving contest. The winners are of course… over the Moon! The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the … Continue reading “Halloween: Out of This World!”

Golf 101

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 30 August 2018 > Celebrate

One of golf’s biggest competitions is coming to France for the first time: the Ryder Cup will take place from 25-30 September. The competition pits the twelve best male golfers in Europe and the U.S.A. against each other every two years. And the Junior Cup is for the 12 best under-18-year-old players from each continent, … Continue reading “Golf 101”

Jeans for Genes Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 September 2017 > Celebrate

On 21 September many people across the UK wear jeans to school or work to raise money and awareness of genetic disorders. More than half a million people in the UK live with a genetic disorder which can be incredibly debilitating. The concept of Jeans for Genes Day is incredibly simple. People wear jeans where … Continue reading “Jeans for Genes Day”

Labor Day: Back to School

Posted by Speakeasy News > Saturday 22 July 2017 > Celebrate

The Labor Day holiday weekend signals the end of summer for Americans. Although it takes place at the beginning of September, and the hot weather may continue for weeks, after Labor Day, schools start again it feels like the summer vacation has ended. Labor Day is the U.S. version of May Day in most other … Continue reading “Labor Day: Back to School”

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 04 June 2018 > Celebrate

Nelson Mandela was born a hundred years ago, on 18 July 1918. In 2009, the United Nations declared his birthday International Mandela Day, when people around the world are encouraged to give service to their communities, as he gave service to the people of South Africa. Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, … Continue reading “Nelson Mandela Centenary”

Robin Hood Festival

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 18 July 2017 > Celebrate

Since the Middle Ages, Nottingham’s Sherwood Forest has been associated with Robin Hood, the outlaw who stole from the rich to feed the poor. The city celebrates its most famous son with a Robin Hood Festival in August and a Pageant in October. No one knows whether Robin Hood really existed. If he did, who … Continue reading “Robin Hood Festival”

Time for Tennis at Wimbledon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 28 June 2018 > Celebrate

For two weeks every summer, London is the world capital of tennis. Wimbledon is more than just a tennis tournament. It’s a national institution with some typically British eccentricities. This year’s tournament begins on 2 July. British tennis players have not dominated world tennis historically. Andy Murray has rectified that somewhat in recent years taking … Continue reading “Time for Tennis at Wimbledon”

Emily Brontë 200

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 04 July 2018 > Celebrate

Emily Brontë was born 200 years ago on 30 July. She is the most mysterious of the famous Brontë family and little is known about her. What’s more, the manuscript of her only novel, Wuthering Heights, has never been found. A bicentenary project invited 12,000 visitors to the Brontë Museum to recreate the manuscript, line … Continue reading “Emily Brontë 200”