What's Happening?

We always get a lot of media interest in Left Handers Day and this page shows that activity we have found out about for Left Handers Day Tuesday August 13th 2013.

What happened last year? - activity in 2012

Places and Events

Mullingar, Ireland - Left Handers Day Gathering

The town of Mullingar in County Westmeath (about an hour's drive west of Dublin) is organising The Left Hand Festival from 9-13 August 2013 including a big celebration of International Left Handers Day on the 13th.
Find our more about The Left Hand Festival here

Niwot, Colorado, USA - Left Handers Week

The town was named after Chief Niwot, whose name translates to "Left Hand" in the Arapaho language. They started celebrating International Left Handers Day in the town in 2012 and have made it an annual event.
Find out more about the Niwot Left Handers Week here

Australian Football League (AFL) -
Lefty Round 2013

The AFL and Fox Footy have named round 20 of the year the "Lefty Round" and holding it over the week that covers International Left Handers Day. They are using to promote the contribution of left-footed kickers to the game of Australian Rules Football.
More information on AFL Lefty Round

TV and Radio

Today FM Radio, Dublin, Ireland

Keith did a live interview with Breakfast Show presenter Ian Dempsey at 8:15 on Wednesday 8 August talking about left-handed products and why people need them.
The show clearly has a wide audience as within 5 minutes of the piece Keith received an email from Jim, an Irishman living in Stockholm, Sweden, saying he like the piece, had not realised left-handed version of the items were available and and would be placing an order!
Find out more about Today FM in Ireland and hear the show on their website

Mix 94.5, The Bunch breakfast show, Perth, Australia

Keith is recording an interview at 05.10am on Tuesday 13th local time (22.10 Mon 12th in UK) to go out during their breakfast show that runs from 5.30-9.00am weekdays.
About The Bunch show, listen live and podcast links
Meet The Bunch team

Radio Solent 103.8, Breakfast in Dorset, UK

Keith will be interviewed by presenter Alina Jenkins who is a fellow left-hander at around 7.45am on Tuesday 13th August. The programme editor Julie is also left-handed.

Channel 5 TV, The Wright Stuff, England, UK

Matthew Wright's daily magazine program is going to do a feature on Left Handers Day and left-handed products. We have sent them some products to use and lots of explanations. The show runs from 9.15-11.10am and the feature will be on Tuesday 13th August and the Left Handers Day oiece will be at the strat of the programme.
The Wright Stuff web page

U105 Radio, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Keith is doing an interview with Frank Mitchell on the morning show at 10.30 Tuesday 13th August
U105 Frank Mitchel show page (105.8)

BBC Radio Manchester, Mid-mornings with Sam Walker

Interview with Keith at 10.50 Tuesday.
Listen to Radio Manchester here

BBC Radio Newcastle, Morning Show

Simon Logan sitting in for Jonathan Miles will do a phone interview with Keith about Left Handers Day at around 11.15am
Show details and listen online

Spin 103.8 Radio, Dublin, Ireland

Keith is on The Spin show live with Claire McKenna and Jonathan McCrea to talk about Left Handers Day at 2.30pm Tuesday
Listen to Spin 103.8 Dublin here

KDKA 1020 Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

The afternoon news programme hosted by Joe DeStio will be doing a telephone interview with Keith about Left Handers Day. Time to be added when scheduled. KDKA web page

S4C/Channel 4 TV, Lifestyle show Prynhawn Da, Wales, UK

One of their reporters is left- handed and will be in the studio offering some advice on relevant products. We have sent them a selection of left-handed products to use on the show. The show starts at 2.00pm UK time on Tuesday 13th August and is in Welsh with English subtitles. S4/C website



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