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Virtual St Patrick celebrations in London

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Last year’s St Patrick’s Day in Trafalgar Square was canceled at the last moment but this year there was time to prepare an online alternative. As we have said on other occasions, a positive thing about the pandemic is that it has allowed us to participate in events in other countries as well. You can participate in St. Patrick’s Day at this link, from 4pm  from 5pm, obviously on March 17th. Free event.

The theme of the event is “London Le Chéile”, which is the Irishman of “London Together”, which captures the spirit of collaboration, creativity and community shown by the Irish in London during the pandemic.

Streaming begins at 4pm with three hours of culture and Irish, with storytelling, film, music, dance, language and entertainment. From 7pm the event goes fully live with presenter Angela Scanlon, who will host conversations with Imelda May, Richard Corrigan, Emma Dabiri, Siobhan McSweeney and others.

Viewers will also get to know Irish people doing cool things in London and will enjoy exclusive performances by talented Irish artists in the city. The Irish Ambassador and London Mayor Sadiq Khan will also participate.

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The Russian ‘Lidl’ is coming, a very cheap supermarket

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If you like cheap supermarkets and shop at Lidl or Aldi, you’ll be pleased to know that an even cheaper store is on its way to the UK. In the next weeks, the “Russian Lidl” will establish its first store in the United Kingdom.

Mere, a bargain grocery chain, will launch its first store in the United Kingdom on August 14 in Preston. The company had planned to open sooner but had to cancel owing to the epidemic. The shop has no shelves, very few employees, and extremely low prices. Customers will make purchases directly from the pallets.

In the following months, more stores will open in Wales, as well as one in Yorkshire. They will open in Devon, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Plymouth, Gloucestershire, Dorset, and other counties in the coming year. The goal is to have 300 stores open by 2030.

Mere outlets are now only available in Poland and Ukraine, in addition to Russia. The United Kingdom would be the third country in Europe to have branches.

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London, slice of Charles and Diana’s wedding cake will be auctioned

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A slice of one of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cakes is up for auction 40 years after the famous wedding.

The slice is obviously frozen and comes from one of the 20 official wedding cakes for the wedding of 21 July 1981 of the heir to the British throne and his young bride. The cake has a marzipan base and a sugar paste emblem, coloured in gold, red, blue and silver, on the top.

The piece of cake was given to Moyra Smith, a member of the Queen Mother’s family at Clarence House. Smith kept it in a floral cake pan with a handmade label on the lid.

The auction is held on  August11th by Dominic Winter Auctioneers and should make around £ 500, so within the reach of many, if anyone has ever dreamed of having a piece of cake from a royal wedding, this is a great occasion.

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What are the most popular places in the UK?

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Here we go again … another survey. This time, try to figure out which places the British love the most and missed the most during the lockdown. 44% of respondents feel happier in countryside places or in any case with nature, the 31% to the cinema or theatre and the 20% in historic places like Stonehenge or Chatsworth Residence.

Kew Gardens which tops the charts as the happiest place in the UK, around 12% of Britons feel at home in this botanical garden and missed it a lot during lockdown.

The Eden Project in  Cornwall ranks second together with  Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Among the top ten we have the Natural History Museum in London , the British Museum , the Roman Baths , the London Zoo and Loch Lomond.

 

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