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Follow this link to read an article on the stunning art created by indigenous Australian Aboriginals, Torres Straight Islander Peoples and some collaborations with other artists.
Staying in Australia, click this link to read all about the country’s national day – and the controversies surrounding it.
Read about Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his iconic image The Great Wave Off Kanagawa.
Also known as The Great Wave, the piece depicts the power of the sea and has inspired many artists after him.
Click here to take a look at some craft ideas inspired by Hokusai’s famous work.
You can also follow these links to read about Italian artist Alberto Giacometti, and French artist Henri Matisse. Take a look at this interesting presentation on artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who were famed for wrapping large landmarks in fabric. The pair were born on the same day in Bulgaria and Morocco, and met in Paris.
Test your knowledge with our around the world Christmas quiz! Do you know who banned Christmas in England from 1647-1660? Or what it means in the Ukraine if you find a spider in your house on Christmas day? Click this link to try our quiz!
How many celebrations can you recognise from the pictures in our world festivals quiz? Follow this link to view the quiz.
Have a go at our ‘let it snow quiz’ by following this link. Here’s a clue before you begin: all the answers include the word ‘snow’. Good luck!
Book lovers can try their luck with our tricky travel book themed quiz. Guess the missing letters to find the titles and authors. Follow this link to take the quiz!
Get your taste buds tingling with our dishes from around the world quiz. How many can you guess, and how many have you tried? Click this link to take the quiz.
Take some time out and go on a journey through the rainforest with a guided relaxation exercise, with focus on breathing. Follow this link to download the script.
Seated Tai Chi
Standing Tai Chi
Standing Tai Chi: https://youtu.be/btO7wMYBxSo
Seated Tai Chi: https://youtu.be/-PPulByfUyo
Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in China, and is celebrated across the world. Follow this link to read all about Chinese New Year.
Also known as the festival of light, Diwali is one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs around the world. Read more about the celebration in this article.
Read an interesting piece by Living Well volunteer Margaret about the Bavarian town Oberammergau and its famous Passion Play, which is performed just once a decade. Follow this link to read the article.
Mardi Gras is a Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival or Carnaval, it’s celebrated in many countries around the world. Follow this link to learn the history of Mardi Gras.
After we have welcomed in the New Year and move into January, all the festive cheer can seem like a distant memory. Yet wait! How about enjoying a wee dram on Burns Night with a little Scottish Fayre?
Burns Night takes place on or around 25th January each year when the life of the Bard, Robert Burns, is celebrated across Scotland. Read more about Burns Night by following this link to our article.
You can find out more about festivals around the world by clicking this link to view a presentation.