For those of you not permanently glued to Twitter, I’m delighted to announce that September’s Infinity Festival has picked up another internal award at The University of Manchester, this time winning a Making a Difference Award for staff contribution to widening participation.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the world’s oldest complete steamship on June 5th, forty years after he started the campaign to save her for the nation. Prince Philip unveiled a plaque to inaugurate SS Robin’s new permanent home in Royal Victoria Dock, Newham, just a mile from her original birthplace on the River Lea where she was built at the famous Thames Ironworks Shipyard in 1890.
Andrew was delighted to help formally open the Sutton Centre Quad and the see how the efforts of the AMP team have paid off over the last year. Local reporter Nick Brimacombe covered the opening -read his article here.
The House of Lords is like a living, breathing newspaper – its collective mind is a mine of information. In my experience, though, the calibre of its content is far higher than you will find in any broadsheet.
Last Thursday the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and his wife Sarah honoured the Bromley-by-Bow Centre with a visit. It was an unexpected visit that very few staff knew about until the car pulled up outside the health centre gates!
Bradford Live, the ambitious regeneration project to transform the city’s landmark Odeon cinema into a world-class music, entertainment and events venue, has appointed Bradford-born peer and social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson as its Patron.
Debating the contribution to our well-being of sport, recreation and the arts in our lives Andrew reflects on one of east London's renowned artists, Frank Creber. Describing his style, Andrew noted that Frank's paintings "rather brilliantly capture the engagement in east London and the creative interchange between people and place."