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Celebrating the start of the Women’s Tour of Britain

, May 7, 2014 — Sport

President, British Cycling

As the pedals of the peloton begin turning for the inaugural Women’s Tour of Britain, British Cycling President Bob Howden discusses what this landmark race means for women’s cycling.It is with great excitement that we welcome the Women’s Tour to the UK.As the first major international women’s stage race to take place in this country,…

Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday

, April 23, 2014 — Culture

Producer of Open Stages, Royal Shakespeare Company

Celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday: Ian Wainwright, Producer of Open Stages, Royal Shakespeare Company tells us about how the project is bringing the Bard’s work to life.

What makes a Community Theatre?

, April 22, 2014 — Culture

Theatres Trust Director

This is one of the questions being asked at The Theatres Trust’s annual conference, Community Theatres on the 28 April, taking place at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds – a venue which has been serving its local community since 1865.

The grass is greener on the 3G side for community football

, April 11, 2014 — Sport

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

Last night the Kent FA Women’s Cup Final was held at Maidstone United’s Gallagher stadium.Gillingham Ladies won the cup for a third successive year beating Charlton Athletic Women’s Reserves 3-0 and I congratulate them on their win.There was a difference to most major football finals though and that was the playing surface used, as it…

From one STEM – a field of dreams can be achieved

, April 10, 2014 — Uncategorized

General Manager of GSK UK and a member of the Women’s Business Council (WBC)

I’m the General Manager of GSK UK and a member of the Women’s Business Council (WBC). This led me on a journey to New York a couple of weeks ago for the UN’s 58th Session for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to represent both the WBC and GSK. It was my first…