6 great things happening in 2023

We’ve shared all the wonderful things that went on in 2022 – and there were a lot of them.

But as the first month of 2023 comes to an end (however long it may have felt), we wanted to remind the world there’s loads to look forward to in 2023.

Got anything you’d want to add? Drop us a line on [email protected] and let us know.

The National Cat Awards 2023.

Let’s start off with a bit of whimsy – the National Cat Awards are coming in 2023!

Run by national charity Cats Protection, this is a heartwarming awards ceremony, celebrating cats in four different categories: Cat Colleagues, Family Fur-ever, Moggy Marvels and Social Star.

The event aims to spotlight the nation’s most marvellous moggies, with “heartwarming tales of devotion, courage and companionship” Cats that have been nominated range from everyone’s favourite work-from-home buddy to those who help out at old people’s homes.

If you need a bit of joy in your life, follow these awards – or nominate a cat.

WorldPride in Sydney.

World Pride will be making its way to Sydney, Australia for a 17-day festival celebrating everything LGBTQIA+. 

From Sat, Feb 18, 2023, to Sun, Mar 5, 2023, there will be plenty of events to choose from, from music to sport, and art to conferences on human rights – whatever you need, it’s here.

The one thing all these events have in common is what they are all in celebration of – unapologetic, queer joy.

Follow the WorldPride on its website.

‘The Jet’.

This hydrogen-powered flying boat will be taking flight (or perhaps setting sail?) at the U.N Climate Change Conference in November 2023.

It’s a brilliant new zero-emission vessel which is a great representation of the work that is being done by scientists in all different disciplines to help combat climate change. We can’t wait to see its unveiling.

Ishikari Bay Wind Farm.

After 15 years in the making, the combined offshore wind and power storage facility will go live this year.

Based off the coast of Ishikari Bay in Hokkaido, Japan, the facility is the largest of the several new wind farms being built to take advantage of Japan’s strong winds.

Ishikari Offshore Wind is comprised of fourteen 8.0 MW turbines and a 100 MW/180 MWhr storage battery, meaning it will be able to collect and store a huge amount of green energy to help power Japan. Get clued up.

Celebrating Picasso.

April 8th marks the 50th anniversary of the death of artist Pablo Picasso – and he’s going to be celebrated in a big way.

Museums across the world, from Europe to the United States, will be putting together a huge programme to celebrate his life and works, through the 20th century and into the 21st.

It’s incredibly important to remember where we came from when moving forward – so if you’re an art lover, this is one for you. Find out more.

The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards

The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2023 help us to celebrate those who are often forgotten.

From workplaces that are making industries better for people with learning disabilities and autism, to carers and support workers, there is an award for everyone. But if you want to nominate someone you’d better hurry up and pay attention – the competition is fierce.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Partnership for the Goals.