Updates from the Communities - weekly newsletter

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend and are having a lovely start to your week. It is nearly December and lovely and snowy here in Helsinki ⛄❄. So get yourself a nice hot/cold drink and start off with catching up with some of the things our communities have been doing.

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My favourite article this week is a good old list! Check out these amazing cool category 1 historic places in Auckland 🏘🏠! It includes Grafton Bridge 🌉built in 1910, replacing a less stable bridge that used to have police stationed at each end after rugby matches to ensure rowdy crowds did not cause it to wobble alarmingly by jumping or stamping on it. Better off with a stable new bridge!

This is me for today. Have a good start to the week and let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Best,

Julia

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Hi @JBrungs_WMF, thanks for what you are doing. I am into communication and i would love to be a part of it. How can i help?

Hi Semmy,
Thank you so much for the offer. I am always interested in news around our movement you see and would love to hear about it.
Cheers,
Julia

Happy Monday everyone,

Hope you are all having a good start to the week. Get yourself a nice tea🍵 and catch up with some of the cool things around our Communities.

Articles, Publications, etc.:

Podcasts and Videos:

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This week I learned more about the Black Ozarkers of of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, which led me to the beautiful art of

Joseph Yoakum 🖼.

Have a good week everyone, and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Cheers,

Julia

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Hello everyone,

I hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to start your week with some of the cool things going on in our Communities. It is snowy here in Helsinki ❄ so I am having warm tea, grab your favourite drink and dive in.

Articles, Publications, etc.:

Podcasts and Videos:

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From the Communities:

Today I learned about two ethnic groups I did not know about thanks to the WikiProject Ethnic Groups✨ . First I had a look at the history of the Alaskan Creole people and admired some amazing pictures illustrating the article. Then I read more about the French Louisianians and their slow spread from the 18th century onwards to many US regions.

This is all for today. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions and have a lovely week.

Best,

Julia

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Hello everyone,

It is Monday and this will be your last update for this year! 🎆✨ I am taking three weeks off around the end of the year and will be back with more exciting updates on the 23rd of January. I wish you all a lovely end of the year and holidays 🌟. But for now, let’s have a look at what our communities have been doing in the last week.

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My favourite new article this week is again a list, this time I explored the Swedish operatic sopranos and mezzo-sopranos 🎶👩, and found, for example Hedvig Wigert who performed at the Royal Swedish Opera at its inauguration.

This is it for this year 🎆. As mentioned above, I am off for three weeks so your next update will be on the 23rd of January. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Cheers,

Julia

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Hello everyone,

I am back from holiday and I hope everyone had a good start to the new year! My break was lovely but now we are already more than half way through January and you have not had an update on all things communities in forever so this one is extra full and extra fun🎉! Catch up with some of the many things our communities got up to in the last month. Enjoy!

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Yes, this was a lot. Everyone was busy with all the cool things! Now for something different, I have several interesting new Wiki articles for you. So in the last month I learned about Elayne Viola Jones 👩🎶 who was first Black principal in a major American orchestra, Kakusan-ni 👩🕍 a Japanese Buddhist nun who was the founding abbess of Tōkei-ji temple in Kamakura, noted for its long history as a refuge for women seeking divorce from their husbands, the malahai 🗣 a historical headgear originating in present-day Kazakhstan, and Indonesian paintings 🖼(yes, you guess right, great pictures on this page).

Now we are done for today 😊. Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I am back to a weekly update from now on, so the next one should not be quite as long.

Have a good week,

Julia

Happy Monday everyone,

I hope you all had a restful weekend and are ready to start your week with some of the many cool things 😎 going on around our communities. Get some tea 🍵 and get started!

Articles, Publications, etc.:

Videos and Podcasts:

Things to participate in:

From the WMF:

From the Communities:

This week I learned about the printer William Bradbury who had, among many others, Charles Dickens in his publishing house 📚📚📚.

That was all for this week. Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Cheers,

Julia

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