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Centenary recording of Ulysses to be read by Eddie Izzard, Margaret Atwood and others

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One hundred years ago, in Februarie 1922, Sylvia Beach, owner of the Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company, published James Joyce’s Ulysses, tenvolle, vir die eerste keer. Now to mark the centenary of the seminal novel’...

Irish president urged to attend centenary service with Queen

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Ireland’s president, Michael D Higgins, has triggered a political row with Northern Ireland’s unionists by shunning a commemoration of the island’s partition 100 jare terug. Higgins said he would not attend a church se...

‘Making China great again’: pomp and propaganda as CCP marks centenary

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In die somer van 1921, 13 young men severely disillusioned by China’s post-imperial development gathered in Shanghai to form a communist party. Aan 23 Julie, they convened in Shanghai’s French Concession and held the fi...

Tulsa Race Massacre centenary: major event canceled after payment dispute

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A major event to commemorate the centenary of the Tulsa Race Massacre was canceled amid an impasse over payments to three survivors, organizers said. The Remember & Rise event was scheduled for Tulsa on Monday, a ...

Queen praises Northern Ireland people in message to mark centenary

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The Queen has said that “continued peace” in Northern Ireland is a “credit to its people”, in a message to the country to mark its centenary. She also spoke of the “treasured” memories she shared of Northern Ireland w...

‘I’m proud to be from Northern Ireland’: reflections on a contested centenary

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The centenary of the founding of Northern Ireland is to be marked on Monday – albeit overshadowed by political turmoil and the Covid-19 pandemic. Eight figures from Northern Ireland reflect on a contested centenary an...

Anxious unionists in little mood to celebrate Northern Ireland centenary

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Covered up and boxed in a storage vault in the town of Enniskillen, two historic oil paintings gathered dust. King William III commissioned the portraits of himself and Queen Mary after he routed Catholic forces in th...

Historians call for opening of secret Northern Ireland files to mark centenary

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Secret archives concerning some of the most controversial episodes from the inception of Northern Ireland could be opened amid pressure from historians advising on its centenary commemorations. They include an archive...

Young people in Northern Ireland: share your thoughts ahead of the centenary

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Northern Ireland will soon mark the centenary of the state’s foundation in May 1921 after the partition of Ireland. Demographic changes and Brexit have fuelled questions about whether the region’s future lies in the U...

Northern Ireland centenary: plans unveiled

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The UK government has unveiled plans to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland that include tree-planting, a postmark, a church service, an investment conference and possibly a meeting of G7 trade and finance minister...

Labor questions price tag of more than $400,000 for air force centenary events

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The Department of Defence is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on events to celebrate the centenary of the air force – including an invitation-only dinner for 900 guests. Labor has raised questions about the p...

Becontree centenary: residents mark century of London estate

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When it was built after the first world war, Becontree in Dagenham was billed as the world’s largest ever housing estate – a modern utopia where more than 100,000 war veterans and workers from Dagenham in east London ...