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Visual artist Lola Betiku shares what the Commonwealth means to her

, March 16, 2018 — Culture

Visual Artist

My names Lola Betiku abbreviated LABET and I’m an east London based visual artist of West African descent. Born in the United Kingdom, my particular connection to the commonwealth derives through my heritage being from Nigeria, which stands 57 years as an independent country. My style of work can be described as figurative, being heavily…

Commonwealth Connections

, — Culture

Senior Producer BBC Scotland

Can you name all fifty-three member countries of The Commonwealth spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific? No? Neither could I before embarking on this wide-ranging Radio 3 series without the help of a map, a quick internet search and the occasional assistance of a magnifying glass for some of the smaller countries. For…

#LocalCharitiesDay: The inspirational work of Remap

, November 21, 2017 — Civil Society

Chief Executive at Remap

Linda teaches piano and singing, so was devastated when treatment for breast cancer left her unable to support her left arm or move it sufficiently to play the piano, even though her fingers were unaffected. She was unable to work and was left feeling very frustrated.Fortunately, Linda’s occupational therapist had heard of Remap, a charity…

World Heart Beat Music blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay 2017

, October 30, 2017 — Civil Society

James Gero, Executive Director World Heart Beat Music Academy.

World Heart Beat Music Academy is a ground-breaking organisation that accelerates social change and transforms lives through music in London.  Many of our students come from a range of challenging backgrounds. Some are the main carer for parents or siblings; some come from households with a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse; some are classified…

Celebrating a successful year for British music in a global market

, January 6, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

BPI Director of Research

The latest Official Charts Company data released by the BPI – the UK record labels’ association that promotes British music – gives a number of good reasons to be optimistic about the future of the British music industry. Music has been widely acknowledged to have been the canary in the coalmine of digital disruption, having…

International Women’s Day

, March 8, 2015 — Uncategorized

Marking International Women’s Day, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple looks at the challenges women face today at the top of business and leading organisations.I grew up working in a male-orientated work environment, forging my career at the heart of the newspaper industry and government before joining UK Music, where I work representing music organisations across…