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Iyare Iyare! | Coronation Of An Oba

Iyare Iyare ! Umogun Ghato Okpere Ise !

Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare Ogidigan II.

If you’re been following the news lately (both traditional or otherwise), then you’ll know that Benin has been in the spotlight as they coronated a new Oba. 1,049 more words


legacy exhibition launch

Fri 14th Oct would have been Ahmed’s 44th birthday. The Legacy project marked the occasion by launching a commemorative exhibition at Manchester Central Library.  In spite of restrictions that meant we couldn’t mark the walls in the Library’s Performance Space, so had to come up with inventive ways to mount and dismantle exhibition material in just one day, we got there! 65 more words

Oral History

Gyeongbokgung Palace Re-visited

My first morning in Seoul was greeted by a beautiful sunrise, visible from our apartment at the Frasers Suite Insadong. We had a great view of the city scape with the rising sun in the background. 118 more words


Touring Morocco, From Marrakesh On (Part 1)

For a long, long time, I’ve given Morocco a high place on honor on my bucket list of travel destinations. I’d been drawn in by a host of temptations: flashes of rich colors and complex designs, hearing people sigh and nod meaningfully as they remembered their own time in this North African nation and the promise of setting foot on my 5th continent. 1,166 more words


Today in Irish History – 26 October:

1601 – A Spanish army under Don Juan del Aguila, which had landed at Kinsale on 21 September, is besieged by Lord Mountjoy on this date. 663 more words

Irish History

Booklet of clinical prescriptions, late 17th century (Wiston Ms 5423)

 Chosen by Janet Pennington, researcher

Red herrings can be the bane of research and in the mid-1980s, searching for something else in the Wiston Archives Catalogue… 670 more words

Mysterious Rainfalls.

The Earth is mysterious after all. It simply means there are some extra-ordinary things that occasionally happen, which we might not possess or produce reasonable explanations for. 459 more words