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Celebrating World Theatre Day 2015

Today we celebrate World Theatre Day, an annual celebration where all International Theatre Institutes and the international theatre community organises theatre events. The day was initiated in 1961, by the International Theatre Institute (ITI). The earliest origins of theatre are to …



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Europeana takes part in #MuseumWeek 2015

Today marks the beginning of #MuseumWeek, an event to celebrate culture on Twitter. Museums from all over the world will be tweeting about their collections or sharing fun facts with their followers. With this week-long event, Twitter aims to engage people …


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Chubby Babies in Paintings

You’ve probably seen them before, chubby babies gracefully posing in many different paintings. In official terms, these little ones are called putto, or putti if there are more than one. Putti are quite often confused with a cherub, also a chubby …


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Exploring The Emerald Isle

Every year, on 17 March, Irish communities around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or the feast of Saint Patrick. As St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, the day is both a cultural and religious celebration, and an …