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Visual artist Lola Betiku shares what the Commonwealth means to her

Lola Betiku

, 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

Lindsay Pell

, — 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…

Points of Light: Celebrating outstanding volunteers across the Commonwealth

Points of Light Team

, February 13, 2018 — Civil Society

https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are making a real change in their communities.In the run-up to April’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London, volunteers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations are being thanked and recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as Commonwealth Points of Light.From combating homelessness…