British Museum Events

To remember 500 years since the fall of the Aztecs to the Spanish Conquistadors, the British Museum is holding a series of free online events.

They run from 21 June to 25 June, so if you are interested click on the link below:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/ancient-writing-contemporary-voices

Magna Carta Day – 15 June

Magna Carta was signed on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor by King John and his Barons.

It promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons. This council would later develop into Parliament.

The British Library has two original copies that are now more than 800 years old.

Organising for Empty Homes Day of Action

Homes4All are planning an Empty Homes Day of Action in October.

If you would like to take part in the organising for it, see the information below:

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Invite to Organising Meeting:

Saturday, 29th May, 11am Empty Homes Day of Action organising meeting

This meeting is for everyone who wants to take part in the October Day of Action for empty homes.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81312365129?pwd=VjhTQjBzMWxIaEdIeXExTnV3RjB2QT09

Meeting ID: 813 1236 5129

Passcode: 015065

http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/uncategorized/endourcladdingscandal-time-to-fight-for-fire-safety/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617993971730522?ref=newsfeed

Morag

on behalf of HfA

HFA Contact Details:

Email: info@axethehousingact.org.uk

fb: https://www.facebook.com/Homes4AllUK

Deaf-Led Tours at the British Museum

The British Museum is having a deaf-led virtual tours of their exhibits. The tours are on Zoom and will be in BSL, with NO captions or voiceover.

The first one is tour of their mediaeval collections on 21 May 2021 at 6 pm.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/british-sign-language-eye-opener-tour-medieval-europe

The second event will be on 14 July 2021, from 6 pm to 7 pm, and will be of their new exhibition on St Thomas Becket.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-thomas-becket-murder-and-making-saint

Past deaf-led BSL tours of the British Museum exhibitions and individual exhibits can be found on Youtube.

Eid Mubarak

Silhouette of a mosque on a green background with a row of lanterns across the top
Image by john peter from Pixabay

Tonight is the start of Eid al-Fitr, when Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Under normal circumstances, the whole community comes together for special Eid prayers, and afterwards they all have large family celebrations, and food (especially sweet food) and decorations. Many people buy new clothes to wear at Eid. Some parts of the world have large street parties.

So to all those celebrating Eid this year – Eid Mubarak (Happy Eid), and let us all hope that next year you can celebrate properly.