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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a particularly American holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The word evokes images of football, family reunions, roasted turkey with stuffing, pumpkin pie and, of course, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag, the acknowledged founders of the feast. But was it always so?
Click here to know more about the first Thanksgiving and here to learn about today's celebrations (including an audio document).

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400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death

Shakespeare is being commemorated in his home county of Warwickshire in 2016, to mark 400 years since his death and to honour his timeless legacy. There will be an exciting programme of events in and around his home town of Stratford upon Avon to celebrate his life and his work. Warwickshire is positioned in the heart of the UK and has a wealth of leading attractions including Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. His family home in Stratford upon Avon, New Place, will be transformed and reimagined for a 21st century audience, telling the missing story of Shakespeare’s mature years as a successful writer and citizen of his home town. It’s due to open in April 2016.

Click here to know more about the event.

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