… Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Here’s a note on Bonfire/Guy Fawkes Night from Student Life’s Linda:
So why do we remember it? It’s the night we Brits celebrate the failure of the infamous Gunpowder plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators planned to blow up Parliament. 400 years on, it means we have cracking bonfire and firework displays throughout the country and it’s an excuse for a party!
Obviously for logistical reasons we can’t have massive bonfires in the centre of town, but there are several organized displays in parks and suburbs. If you’d like to join in the fun, here’s a link from Time Out, with details of all the Bonfire night happenings. Most of them are free, and it’s such a British thing to do, you should take a look.
And while I have your attention, on the Time Out blog I also saw some really cute pictures from a recent event called Knit the City – where ‘graffiti knitters’ are decorating London’s landmarks with their knitting – sounds ridiculous I know but l can’t even begin to describe how cute they are so have a look and give yourself a smile!
Have a great weekend, enjoy the fireworks and have fun!