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Try Something New!
There will be a range of activities and information available on
the 9th October from 1pm – 4pm
The European Day of Languages has been celebrated on 26 September every year since 2001. It was started by the Council of Europe after a successful European Year of Languages. You can more about the day at http://edl.ecml.at. The following is a quote from that website:
Following the success of the Year the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year. The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:
- Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
- Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered;
- Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.
We would like to share the love of language learning and celebrate linguistic diversity by publishing posts in different languages on this blog towards the end September. If you would like your article (approx. 300-500 words) about learning languages published here, please get in touch:
The Enterprise Club provides an network and access information, support and advice on starting and running a business from set-up onwards.
To find out more and book into the workshops contact:
Business and Patent Information Services
Tel: 0113 2478266
We have a group The Enterprise Club (Leeds) on LinkedIN for attendees of the the Enterprise Club. It has useful information for Business Start-Ups, discussions and special promotions. Why not join up to this group now? Here is the link:
Work Club dates and topics
Monday October 1st
Tracey Moreland author of ‘How to get on the employment ladder’
Monday October 15th
Searching for job vacancies
Monday October 29th
Preparing for interviews
Monday November 12th (runs in the Learning Suite – 1st
Researching company and industry information
Monday November 26th
Monday December 10th
Social media and jobseeking – the basics
Leeds Central Library
Tel: 0113 2478266
To celebrate the European Year of Ative Ageing and Solidarity between Generations we and our partners invite you to our next big event.
Tuesday 9 October 2012
Leeds City Museum
9am to 12.30pm: Speakers and panel discussion – please book your ticket for the morning on Eventbrite.
Market place and taster sessions from 1.30pm onwards – everyone welcome!!
The EU says: There is a lot to life after 60 — and society is coming increasingly to appreciate the contribution older people can make. That’s what active ageing is about — getting more out of life as you grow older, not less, whether at work, at home or in the community.
Due to popular demand more places are now available at the ‘Ageing Well in Leeds’ conference Tuesday 9th October, 9.30am-12.30pm Leeds City Museum’ Book your FREE place now http://ageingwell.eventbrite.com/
We are proud to present a run of three Reminiscence & Creative Writing Workshops for Older People this month. These will be held in Garforth Library on September 17th and 24th, and on October 1st. The will run from 2pm to 3.30pm.
The topics are:
17 September: Royal Celebrations (Coronation, Jubilees etc.)
24 September: Teenagers & Fashion
1 October: Childhood Holidays
The first award to uncover extraordinary people and their passions
The European Award for Lifelong Passions – La Seconda Luna is a prize dedicated to all those who have a passion. The award aims to publicly acknowledge people who cultivate their passion, unconventional and ordinary alike.
Do you have a passion, or know someone with a remarkable passion? Write to us. If the person you nominate wins, you get a reward, too.
To find out more about the award and the application procedure visit www.lifelongpassionsaward.eu. Closing date is 16 October 2012.
See how the adventure develops day by day on the Facebook page.
Every year in September, the 50 signatory States to the European Cultural Convention take part in the European Heritage Days – a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, putting new cultural assets on view and opening up historical buildings normally closed to the public. The cultural events highlight local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art, but the broader aim is to bring citizens together in harmony even though there are differences in cultures and languages.
Each year, national and regional events are organised around a special theme. These themes vary in each country from year to year. They include such topics as:
specific forms of heritage (e.g. farmhouses, musical instruments, culinary traditions, garden architecture);
specific periods in history (e.g. the Medieval heritage, the Baroque heritage);
society’s approaches to heritage (e.g. heritage and citizenship, heritage and youth).
The Council of Europe and the European Commission encourage the selection of trans-national themes which can be illustrated by cross-border activities that are jointly set up by the different countries.
European Heritage Days: The bigger picture http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/blog/european-heritage-days
Go explore http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
European Heritage Days: Events by country
Leeds Central Library
A Grade II* listed Victorian building that was constructed between 1878 and 1884. Contains fine examples of carved stone, stained glass and Victorian tiles, and was dubbed ‘the Municipal Palace’ when it opened as council offices. Enjoy a tour of this wonderful building.