It’s United Nations Day today, which marks the anniversary of the United Nations Charter in 1945. With the agreement of this founding document by the majority of its participants, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. October 24th has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948 throughout the world and include activities organized by all parts of the UN, particularly in their main offices: New York, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Kenya. Some of which include concerts and flying or displaying of the UN flag.

Here at Dark Dundee, we are delighted that The Law will once again be part of United Nations Day 2014 with the war memorial being lit to show Dundee’s appreciation and involvement in the Charter. The memorial will be lit with a large flame at the summit tonight but if you can’t be part of it tonight, don’t worry, the summit is also lit to remember Battle of Loos (25th September) and Armistice Day (11 November).

Look up tonight and see this flame shining bright as we celebrate United Nations Day 2014. #HappyBirthdayUN

With heroes and villains month in full swing and reaching its amazing finale, there are a few bits and bobs you really don’t want to miss out on.

Saturday 25th Oct has a couple of treats for you, starting from 10am – 11am at Bonar Hall. Dr Chris Murray and Dr Daniel Cook will be indulging us with interesting facts about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Learn more on Shelley’s Frankenstein here, and be sure to make the time for the talk.

Don’t think Saturday’s fun is over and done with yet though, because from 6pm – 8pm, there’s a great exhibition organised in the Baxter Suite of the Tower Building at Dundee University, including a Q & A session, with the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies and Dr Chris Murray (he’ll be a busy boy that day).

Sunday 26th October sees on “An Almost Entirely Fictitious Walk” with Eddie and Ollie, which promises to be as enlightening as it is entertaining; delving into our factual and our fictitious Dundonian heroes and villains. Really looking forward to this one, and it’s on from 10am until 12 noon, so there’s even time for a bit of a long lie on Sunday morning!

Tuesday 28th October marks the end of a terrific month of events with a conference for senior school pupils and teachers studying and teaching The Great War, 1914 – 1928. This is being held in Dundee University by the School of Humanities. Get in touch with them if your school or educational establishment is involved in this topic and you are interested in attending.

And, as they say, “That’s All, Folks”…and what an amazing set of events it was, and still proves to be. If you haven’t attended any of the events by now, make sure you can get to at least one of the ones that are left – they promise to be a scream!!