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Worldwise Calendar 2015


Every precaution has been taken to ensure that the information contained in this calendar is trustworthy and reliable. However, the Worldwise Learning Centre cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracy.


Welcome to the Worldwise Calendar 2015 The Worldwise Calendar 2015 brings together the winning entries from the 2014 Worldwise Photo Competition. The chosen photographs are not only beautiful shots but also give us an insight 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 2016 - the deadline for entries is 18th October 2015.

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


January

Alexandra Mellis, School of Language, Literature and International Studies Sunset, Xi Hu Lake, Hangzhou, China “People enjoy the sunset over the beautiful lake in Hangzhou. It was taken in January 2014 at the Xi Hu Lake in China.”

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New Year’s Day (Public Holiday)

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Epiphany

Orthodox Christmas Day

25

Burns’ Night


February

Riley Arthur, School of Journalism and Media Kurentovanje Festival, Ljubljana Slovenia “According to Slovene folklore Kurents appear only during the annual Kurentovanje Festival. All male, they shake their hips ringing the large cow bells around their waists - the loud clanging is said to scare off winter and welcome spring. Their handmade sheepskin costumes are regional. This is one of the most interesting festivals I’ve been to, but ladies beware! If a Kurent demands your scarf you must give it to him but this will bring you luck.”

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Deadline for applications for the Worldwise LinGO Travel Award

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Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

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Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Ash Wednesday

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Chinese New Year (Year of the Ram)

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Valentine’s Day


March

Mark Orme, School of Language, Literature and International Studies Cordes-sur-Ciel, Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France

“At dawn, with its elevated position, Cordes-sur-Ciel gives the impression that it rises out of the morning mist. This medieval city, voted ‘French Village of the Year 2014’, is home to many artists and craftsmen and even has a museum specialising in sculptures made out of icing sugar. Visiting the village in 1954, French Nobel laureate Albert Camus observed that ‘in Cordes, everything is beautiful, even regret’. Sixty years later, it remains the perfect embodiment of French charm.”

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St David’s Day

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Commonwealth Day

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St. Patrick’s Day

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Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

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15

Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) (UK)

22

29

British Summer Time (BST) begins


April

Nicholas Thompson, Graduate of Lancashire Law School Pura Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

“The Balinese pilgrimage temple of Pura Tanah Lot or ‘Land in the Sea’ in the Balinese language. Said to be the work of 16th century ‘Dang Gyang Nirartha’ it was created as a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods. At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. The temple is purportedly protected by a giant snake created from Nirarths’ selendang (a type of sash) when he established the island.”

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April Fool’s Day

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Good Friday (Public Holiday)

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Easter Sunday

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Easter Monday (Public Holiday)

St George’s Day

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May

Priscila Sarmento, School of Art, Design and Performance Nazaré, Praia and Pederneira, seen from Sítio, Portugal

“This photo was taken in Nazaré while I was on holiday. I thought I would share it because it represents Portuguese culture in a nutshell: hot weather, beautiful beaches and nature. Fun Fact: It was on this beach where the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed was set by Garrett MacNamara in 2011 and reputably broken recently by Andrew Cotton, an English plumber.”

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Early May Bank Holiday

Spring Bank Holiday Whit Monday


June

Evangelos Kostopoulos, School of Language, Literature and International Studies Manchester Day, England “Manchester Day is a day of celebration for the city and its people that takes place every year on a Sunday in June. There are lots of celebrations, a colourful parade and festivities around the city centre. On June 22nd this year, it was bright and warm and crowds had already filled every corner of St. Anne’s square to enjoy the traditional flag throwing performance by an Italian group from Ancona. The pretty, colourful costumes and flags, along with the synchronization of the performers were meant to be captured.”

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Holiday Languages at UCLan

Holiday Languages at UCLan

Holiday Languages at UCLan

Holiday Languages at UCLan

Start of Ramadan

UCLan Open Day

Lancashire Science Festival at UCLan

Father’s Day Longest Day of Year


July

Thalie Jalabert, School of Language, Literature and International Studies Plage de Sable Blanc, Mayotte, Comores Islands “I took this picture in Mayotte, a small French Island between Madagascar and South Africa, in the Comores Islands. This island looks like a seahorse in reverse, and I used to live there for 2 years with my family. We used to swim with the numerous turtles and walk on the white sandy islands in the middle of the lagoon, where the whales give birth in the hot waters...�

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Eid-Al-Fitr


August

Paige Owens, School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors The Heart of Greece, Kastelorizo

“This is the island symbol of Kastelorizo, Greece. The heart of the south-eastern Mediterranean, this island’s symbol honours the three core values of the island. The cross for faith, the anchor for hope, and the heart for charity.”

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Summer Bank Holiday


September

Marina Nesterova, School of Journalism and Media Rice Fields, Ishikawa, Japan “Senmaida (1000 Rice Fields) is one of the most scenic places in Ishikawa prefecture. Japan and rice are two inseparable things, and the close location of the terraces to the sea makes this place even more unique. There are actually 1004 fields owned or rented and tended by local families. Each year a nation-wide lottery draws two lucky couples to have their wedding ceremony here and in October locals place millions of lit candles around each field which is a truly spectacular sight!”

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Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

Teaching for the Applied Languages courses starts

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St. Jerome’s Day (Patron Saint of Translators)

European Day of Languages

UCLan Open Day


October

Adam Redmond, Learning and Information Services Wind Swept Canals in Autumn Light, UK “It was a typical English autumn afternoon out in the country in Rufford, Lancashire, when I was looking to find some inspiration to try out my new camera and I came across this picturesque canal docking area. With a pub just out of shot nearby on the jetty prevalent with locals, masses of tall reeds lacing the old moored barges and blowing in the wind, it had an irresistible atmosphere.”

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Preston’s International Film Festival starts at UCLan

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Hallowe’en (All Hallows’ Eve)

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Deadline for entries for the Worldwise Calendar 2016 UCLan Open Day

25

British Summertime (BST) ends


November

Matthew Dent, School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors Sunset, Kerkyra, Greece “The picture was taken in Acharavi, Kerkyra. As well as showing the legendary sunset in this part of the world it shows an elderly local gentleman returning home from collecting his fishing nets. We used to watch him, sometimes accompanied by his wife, from a beachside Taverna as he collected in the day’s catch and I managed to get this picture on our final evening before flying home.”

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Worldwise Language and Enterprise Week

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St Andrew’s Day

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Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Diwali Armistice Day

Worldwise Skills Event for Schools

Guy Fawkes’ Night (Bonfire Night)

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Remembrance Sunday

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UCLan Open Day


December

Aminah Khan, School of Language, Literature and International Studies Markets, Istanbul, Turkey “The photo was taken in one of the many old markets in Istanbul. In the markets there are many stalls selling traditional produce and items such as spices, foodstuff and garments. The embroidered boots made me smile as I thought of them as embroidered wellies, which may not have been practical but do look nice.”

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Start of Hanukkah (Jewish Festival of Lights)

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Shortest Day of Year

Christmas Eve

31

New Year’s Eve

Christmas Day

Boxing Day


The Worldwise Learning Centre is open all year-round and provides advice and support to anyone with an interest in world languages and cultures and travelling, working or studying abroad. The Centre offers classroom-based and software-based language courses in a range of modern languages including: Arabic Catalan Chinese (Mandarin) Dutch English French German Greek Hindi Italian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish 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 expertise in the form of: 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, multicultural 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 2015 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 2015  

Following the Worldwise Competition, the Worldwise Calendar for 2015 is unveiled. Our warmest wishes for a happy and prosperous 2015.

Worldwise Calendar 2015  

Following the Worldwise Competition, the Worldwise Calendar for 2015 is unveiled. Our warmest wishes for a happy and prosperous 2015.

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