Yesterday, 18th January, it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day (aka MLK Day).
On this day, America shuts down for this federal holiday to commemorate the great orator (1929 – 1968) , who led the great “I had a dream” speech. This was the man who led the peaceful protests against segregation during the Civil Rights Movement.
Last week, I took a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).
I went on a Wednesday night, where after 6pm, they have free entry. This was my second visit. My first visit had been a Highlights Tour (which took all evening, and left no time to mosey around alone), but this time, I wanted to take a closer look at the Canadian art.
As I walked around, I fell in love with a 19th century Canadian painter called Cornelius Kreighoff.
As you can tell by his surname, he is not really Canadian. Although he did become one eventually, and is now acclaimed as one of the greatest Canadian artists of all time.
It has been 800 years since the Magna Carta was born.
As far as anniversaries go in 2015, this is probably the oldest one!
Luckily, it hasn’t gone unmarked. The British Library created an exhibition on the famous document named Manga Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. It opened on 13 March and closed on 1 September. It was the biggest pubic display on this document ever.