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Worldwise Calendar 2017


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Welcome to the Worldwise Calendar 2017 The Worldwise Calendar 2017 brings together the winning entries from the 2016 Worldwise Photo Competition. The chosen photos are not only beautiful shots but also give us insights into the culture of the country in which they were taken. The competition attracted many entries, covering a wide variety of subjects including cultural events and celebrations, beautiful landscapes, and other interesting sights from all over the world. The selection above gives you just a flavour of this diversity. The Worldwise Team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the calendar by sharing their ‘worldwise’ experiences. If you have an interesting photograph which you would like to share, why not put it forward for our Worldwise Calendar 2018 - the deadline for entries is 15th October 2017.

Worldwise Learning Centre, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE


January

Mark Orme, School of Language and Global Studies Portmeirion, Wales “Portmeirion was created by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis to bring the spirit of the Mediterranean to North Wales. With its vibrant colours and stylish designs, Portmeirion celebrates the style of an Italian village and has provided the backdrop to numerous films, television productions and musical celebrations in recent years. This tourist village testifies to the fact that architectural flair and environmental awareness can harmoniously coexist.”

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday 1

New Year’s Day

2

3

4

5

9

10

11

12

13

16

17

18

19

20

23

24

25

26

27

30

31

Burns Night

6

Epiphany

7

8

14

15

21

22

28

29

Orthodox Christmas Day

Orthodox New Year

Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)


February

Tania Horak, School of Language and Global Studies Istanbul, Turkey “This photo captures my experience of being in Istanbul. Everyday items and activities were rendered exotic with a sense of aesthetics and care. Every coffee I had was delivered in a beautiful cup with a lid and often accompanied by a small matching casket of sugar.”

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

4

5

7

8

9

10

11

12

14

15

16

17

18

19

22

23

24

25

26

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

6

13

20

27

Valentine’s Day

21

28

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools


José Miguel Barcia García, Worldwise Learning Centre Visitor Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

“The 2,500-year-old town of Civita di Bagnoregio, 75 miles north of Rome, Italy, has 7 residents determined to keep it alive on top of a plateau of volcanic tuff in constant erosion. Known in Italian as “il paese che muore” (the dying town), Civita di Bagnoregio has recently been experiencing a tourist revival.”

Monday

Tuesday

March

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

4

5

10

11

12

17

18

19

25

Ash Wednesday St. David’s Day

6

7

8

9

13

14

15

16

20

21

22

23

24

27

28

29

30

31

Commonwealth Day

Spring Equinox

International Women’s Day Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

St. Patrick’s Day

26

Mothering Sunday (UK & ROI) British Summer Time begins


April

Jingdu Na, Lancashire Law School Taoranting Park, Beijing, China

“Taoranting Park, located in the south of Beijing City, is a beautiful city park centred on the famous scenic spot Taoran Pavilion (Joyous Pavilion). It is a historical and cultural location which mixes ancient construction styles and modern park design.”

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

7

8

9

14

15

April Fool’s Day

3

4

5

6

10

11

12

13

17

18

19

20

21

22

24

25

26

27

28

29

Easter Monday

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Good Friday

16

Easter Sunday

23

St George’s Day

30


May

Aidan Ross McFarlane, School of Language and Global Studies Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

“This picture is of the inside of the roof of Gyeongbokgung Palace in the centre of Seoul. The palace is situated behind one of Seoul’s busiest business districts. Korean temples are made unique by their vivid, predominantly green, red and blue designs. The Palace itself was built in 1395 to house the monarchy of one of Korea’s most significant eras, the Joseon Dynasty.”

Monday

Tuesday

1

2

International Labour Day

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

3

4

5

6

7

10

11

12

13

14

17

18

19

20

21

25

26

27

28

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Early May Bank Holiday

8

9

15

16

22

23

24

29

30

31

Spring Bank Holiday

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Beginning of Ramadan


June

Sharon Hyde, School of Journalism, Media and Performance Seville, Spain “With Seville being the capital of southern Spain’s Andalucia region and famous for flamenco dancing, it was a wonderful opportunity to capture a beautiful street artist performing flamenco. It truly captured the whole essence of Spain.”

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

4

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

29

30

5 Whit Monday

Holiday Languages at UCLan

Summer Solstice Holiday Languages at UCLan

26

Eid-al-Fitr Holiday Languages at UCLan

27

28

Holiday Languages at UCLan

Lancashire Science Festival

Lancashire Science Festival

11

Trinity Sunday

18

Father’s Day (UK)

25


July

Faheemah Patel, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, Australia “Kings Canyon is approximately midway between Alice Springs and Uluru. It is an icon of Australia’s Red Centre. Parts of the gorge are sacred sites to the aboriginal people.’’

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

Lancashire Science Festival

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

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14

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21

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31


August

Andrew Grice, School of Language and Global Studies Miyazato Beach, Kuroshima Island, Japan

“Hounensai, Rich Harvest Festival, occurs one day of the year on Miyazato Beach. As ceremonial flags swirl in the wind, there is a procession of the Miruku god, then island communities participate in ritual prayers, sword and sickle fights and dragon boat racing, which ends in an island tug of war.’’

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

13

15

16

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19

20

21

22

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25

26

27

28

29

30

7

Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)

14

Summer Bank Holiday

Assumption Day

31

Eid-al-Adha


September

Alexandros Tsolias, Lancashire Law School Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada “Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved on poles, posts, or pillars with symbols or figures made from large trees by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The eagle depicted in this picture symbolises courage, wisdom and strength and it was believed to carry prayers to the Great Spirit.”

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

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12

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17

18

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20

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22

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24

25

26

27

28

Part-time language courses start at UCLan

European Day of Languages

Autumn Equinox

29

30

St Jerome’s Day (Patron Saint of Translators)


October

Anton Piskarjov, School of Social Work Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India “This Sikh family is travelling to a temple Sri Hemkund Sahib which is a very important place for Sikh religion. The journey takes 2 days both on foot or by donkey and is very challenging.”

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12

13

14

16

17

18

19

20

21

27

28

Preston’s 11th International Film Festival at UCLan

23

30

8

15

Deadline for entries for the Worldwise Calendar 2018

22

Diwali

24

31

Hallowe’en (All Hallows’ Eve)

25

26

29

British Summertime (BST) ends


November

Takako Amano, School of Language and Global Studies Kumamoto, Japan “Suizenji Park is a man-made park, with a miniature Mt. Fuji as the focal point. A mother and her son are in Kimono to celebrate the son’s Shichigosan, a ritual festival for seven, five or three years olds.”

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

4

All Saints’ Day

6

7

8

9

10

13

14

15

16

20

21

22

23

27

28

29

Worldwise Language and Enterprise Week

30

St Andrew’s Day

Sunday 5

Guy Fawkes’ Night (Bonfire Night)

11

12

17

18

19

24

25

26

Armistice Day

Remembrance Sunday (UK)


December

Karolina Jevtejeva, School of Language and Global Studies Gui Jie (簋街), Beijing, China “During the Qing Dynasty, the characters that were used for the name of this street were 鬼街 (Gui Jie) which means ‘Ghost Street’. Vendors that sold groceries there often started trading at midnight and the dim light emitted by their oil lamps looked very ghost like. Later, the character was changed to 簋 (Gui), which although pronounced the same, relates to food. Gui Street is now one of the most prosperous foods streets in Beijing.”

Monday

4

11

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

20

21

22

23

27

28

29

30

Beginning of Hanukkah

18

19

25

26

Christmas Day

Wednesday

Boxing Day

End of Hanukkah

Winter Solstice

24

Christmas Eve

31

New Year’s Eve


The Worldwise Learning Centre is open all year-round and provides advice and support to anyone with an interest in world languages and cultures, travelling, working or studying abroad. The Centre offers language courses in a range of modern languages including: Arabic Catalan Chinese (Mandarin) Dari Dutch English Filipino French German Greek Hebrew Hindi Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latin Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swahili Swedish Turkish Urdu Vietnamese Those with an interest in languages and cultures can access extensive resources, including self-study books, dictionaries and digital video and audio material in a variety of languages. In addition, the Centre offers PCs equipped with specialist language learning software (including Rosetta Stone) and a wide selection of international TV channels. The Centre is active in the local community and provides language enrichment activities for school pupils, including our popular on-campus Worldwise Skills Events. School visits to promote the importance of learning about other languages and cultures can also be arranged. Businesses with an international outlook can benefit from the Centre’s services including tailored linguistic training, cross-cultural awareness training, country-specific business customs and etiquette briefings and the translation of print or online materials. Our state-of-the-art interpreting and video conferencing facilities can be hired for international meetings and companies can also access our pool of multilingual, multi-cultural student talent for meeting and greeting visitors, accompanying staff on visits, translation/interpreting, taking/making international calls and much more. The Centre organises a varied programme of social activities throughout the year including cultural celebration events, exhibitions, guest talks and the International Film Festival which takes place every autumn. Many events are free and open to the general public. A taster of planned activities for 2017 has been included throughout the pages of this calendar but for a full list of events taking place each month in the Centre, please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/whatson If you would like to find out more about the Worldwise Learning Centre or its activities, please do not hesitate to contact us on: Tel: +44 (0)1772 893155 Email: worldwise@uclan.ac.uk

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Worldwise Calendar 2017