Monthly Archives: April 2012

Cambridge Gliding Centre

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The Cambridge Gliding Centre in rural seclusion at Gransden Lodge held an Open Day and invited a variety local politicians as well as members of the public to find out more about gliding – and, weather permitting, to go up … Continue reading

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Sanskruti School of Dance: The Ramayana

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I have not often seen classical Indian dance performed and so it was a huge delight and surprise that I experienced from the performance by Cambridge’s Sanskruti School of Dance, directed by Krishna Zivraj. The Atrium Hall at Netherhall School … Continue reading

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High-Level Entrepreneurship Challenge

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I was invited to speak at the Opening Ceremony of CHEKUK 2012, held in Moller Centre, Churchill College. This is the 2012 Chinese Scholars and Students Association UK High-Level Entrepreneurship Challenge. I welcome the delagates, competitors and judges. I reminded … Continue reading

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Anka’s Story

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Anka’s Story, a ballet staged at Hills Road Sixth Form College, was inspired by the life of Anka Bergman, who today lives in Cambridge with her daughter, Eva Clarke. The ballet was composed by 18-year-old Alex Cook, and choreographed by … Continue reading

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Motor Neurone Disease Association

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I went to the AGM of the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. This progressive neurological disease is relatively rare (about 1 in 300 people will get it during their lifetime) but devastating and incurable. The MND … Continue reading

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Duke of York’s Flying Visit

HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, paid a visit to the Red Gate software company on Cambridge Business Park. The Lord Lieutenant coordinates royal visits, and the High Sheriff, the Chairman of the County Council and the Mayor of Cambridge … Continue reading

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Italian Police

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I welcomed a group of Italian police to the Parlour. I tried to explain the difference between a UK mayor and a seemingly very powerful Italian mayor back home – who is the Italian push behind this initiative. They clapped … Continue reading

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St George’s Day in Great Yarmouth

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Up till today my knowledge of Great Yarmouth was confined to the short stretch of the front near the Britannia Pier that I had seen on the Senior Citizens’ annual outings. In conversation with Barry Coleman, the Mayor, we had … Continue reading

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Raising the Flag

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On 23 April – St George’s Day – went early in the morning up to the Guildhall roof. There I helped to raise the red cross flag of St George, patron saint of England. The views of buildings and roofs … Continue reading

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RAF Wyton Band: ‘Last Night of the Prom’

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We went to the Key Theatre in Peterborough to hear RAF Wyton Band play in a ‘Last Night of the Prom’. It was a charity fundraising event organised by the Mayor of Peterborough. Two stirring pipe tunes were played by … Continue reading

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