Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday on World Book Night

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 20 April 2020 > Celebrate

William Shakespeare is believed to have been born and died on 23 April (in 1564 and 1616 respectively). Which is why the UK celebrates World Book Night on that date (and St George’s Day, England’s national day!) Normally, World Book Night is filled with book readings and events, as tens of thousands of books are … Continue reading “Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday on World Book Night”

Celebrating Wales

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 01 March 2019 > Celebrate

1 March is St David’s Day, the Welsh national day. Since Wales is famous for its music and particularly its male voice choirs, what better way to celebrate than with a video of the national anthem sung by modern choir Only Men Aloud? The anthem, “Land of my Fathers” (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau), was written … Continue reading “Celebrating Wales”

You’ve Got Ice-Cream Mail

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 26 July 2018 > In the News

As we bask in the summer heat, our thoughts turn to ice-cream. To eat… or to stick on a postcard! This summer the U.S. Postal Service has launched its first ever “scratch and sniff” stamps to add an olfactory treat to your correspondence. “Scratch and sniff” stickers are popular, so why not transfer the technology … Continue reading “You’ve Got Ice-Cream Mail”