April 20, 2021
International Dance Day (or World Dance Day) is celebrated every year on 29th April to promote Art and Culture and to raise awareness among the public regarding the art of dance. The day was founded in 1982 by the Dance Committee of The International Theatre Institute (ITI), the performing arts partner of Unesco. It falls each year on the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the founder of modern ballet who died in 1810.
March 2, 2021
International Women’s Day falls on Monday 8th March and this year, the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. The day is about celebrating women and their achievements, whilst challenging stereotypes, bias, discrimination and perceptions. To mark International Women’s Day, we have several resources and activities for you to use on Purple Mash to explore and write about inspirational women from across the globe. From humanitarians and nurses to sportswomen and scientists, we have them all.