Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

An Original Art Gallery

March 15, 2011

Here at Thing of the Day we love a bit of culture and enjoy nothing better than to see the latest exhibitions whether they be in art galleries, museums or outdoors. Here’s something the BBC have reported on recently with a very original setting for a gallery:


February 8, 2010

Buonjourno e benvenuti a Thing del Giorno!

Recently the European Union issued a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed Label for Neapolitan Pizzas which protects them from imitation. Not only does this give recognition to the food but it also recognises it as part of Europe’s Culinary Heritage.

If this has left you fancing a slice, whether it be a thin crust, deep pan or even a calzone, here’s a wiki that may help you choose one:

Learn to speak Māori

October 20, 2009

Te Whanake Animations is an excellent site if you too wish to learn Māori, the language spoken by the indigenous people of New Zealand.

This website contains 15 animated modules that will introduce you to different aspects of the Māori language.  You’ll meet some new friends in these movies, Te Hererīpene, Mīria, Eruera, Tarati, Wiremu and little Neihana. You are able to add the Māori text and the English translation to the movies so that you can understand and learn the new language you are hearing.

If you’d like to learn a little more about Māori culture then visit

hei konā rā

(thanks to RW for this suggestion)

Edinburgh Festival

August 19, 2009

The Edinburgh Festival, celebrating a wide range of arts and culture is in full swing and here is a website for it:

Of course, being a library blog, we couldn’t forget to highlight this:

International Noise Awarness Day

April 29, 2009

Today is the Center for Hearing and Communication’s International Noise Awareness Day which shows the potentially damaging effects noise can have on hearing. Here is the link for more information:

For those of you who like to dance whether it be twisting, jiving, traditional dances, tap or to do the fandango you may be interested to learn that today is also the International Dance Council’s Dance Day. The International Dance Council is within UNESCO and represents the art of dance across the world:

Mind Your Language

March 6, 2009

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) conducts a survey into languages that are in danger of extinction. Here is an interactive map of world languages by region and how endangered they are: