The fifth of November is celebrated across the UK as Bonfire Night. The origin of this tradition dates back to 1605 when a group of 5 men plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with King James and the members of Parliament inside.The most well-known member of this group was called Guy Fawkes. If you would like to find out more, check this video:
Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…
So as a result of this failed terrorist attack, every 5th November the English celebrate by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes on top of a bonfire. It is also the best night for firework displays in the UK – check the London ones here. For those staying put, recreate the atmosphere by clicking here for your own fireworks!
The film V for Vendetta picks on the character of Guy Fawkes and creates an anti establishment hero who wears a mask resembling Guy Fawkes. A great moment in the film is when he meets the heroine Natalie Portman and delivers a remarkably alliterated speech using many words beginning with V. Not an easy task. Watch the clip.
I dare you to read out this tongue twister in this beautiful kinetic typography.